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Updated:Election Buzz: Several Burbank candidates pick up important endorsements

The first week of the new year kicked off with the announcement of some high-profile endorsements for the 2015 Burbank Municipal Elections. Burbank City Council candidate, Chris Rizzotti, has added another well-known politician to his list of endorsements. Rizzotti, a real estate broker and vice-president of the Burbank Planning Board, sent out a press release yesterday touting his endorsements. The newest addition, Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes. Council member Emily Gabel-Luddy, who is running for re-election, endorsed Rizzotti several months ago. “It’s an honor to... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Emily Gabel- Luddy campaign sign shares space with holiday decorations on West Verdugo Avenue in Burbank December 29, 2014

Election Buzz: Campaign signs and those holiday decorations

Campaign signs of the candidates, in the 2015 Burbank Municipal Elections, playing by the standard political rules are appearing around town now. A cluster of campaign signs supporting the re-election of council member Emily Gabel-Luddy are in several yards along West Verdugo  Avenue between Catalina  and Keystone streets. The signs popped up after Christmas — in accordance with an old school political rule of the city. You might remember, first time city council candidate, Chris Rizzotti, ignored that rule.  Rizzotti’s campaign signs have blanketed B-town for the past... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Holiday Basket Program organizer Janet Diel and Burbank School Board candidate Dr. Armond Aghakhanian at Washington Elementary School in Burbank December 13, 2014

Election Buzz: Holiday baskets, endorsements, and ballot order

A number of candidates running for office in 2015 Burbank elections, were among the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to help with that enormous effort to deliver some holiday joy to some of the less fortunate in our community. Among the candidates spotted at George Washington Elementary, 2322 North Lincoln Street, were Burbank School Board contender Dr. Armond Aghakhanian… …  and Burbank City Council hopefuls, Juan Guillen and Will Rogers. More than 500 holiday basket got delivered to needy families. Details on that story here. Meanwhile, several candidates... Read More →

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City Clerk Zizette Mullins

Election Buzz: Several candidates qualify for Burbank 2015 ballot

Burbank City Clerk, Zizette Mullins, sent out a notice today with the names of the candidates who have qualified for the City of Burbank’s Primary Nominating Election to be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. It’s a mail in ballot only election. Here are the names: City Council Candidates (2 open seats) Emily Gabel-Luddy David Nos Will Rogers Elise Stearns-Niesen Juan J. Guillen Christopher John Rizzotti Sharon Springer Board of Education (3 Seats) Armond Aghakhanian Roberta Grande Reynolds Greg Sousa Steve Ferguson Vahe Hovanessian Jesse Tangkhpanya Each candidate submitted... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Chris Rizzotti political sign at Handy Market 2514 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank November 22, 2014

UPDATED:Election Buzz: Campaign signs, Gabel-Luddy, and new school board candidate

While the debate rages, residents and businesses are continuing to show support for city council candidate, Chris Rizzotti, by publicly displaying  his yard signs. The Rizzotti camp has been criticized for offering its political signs now rather than waiting until the holiday season nears an end.  Recently, I spoke with some of the other candidates in 2015 races and none was willing to buck tradition and offer yard signs before the first of the year. In a letter in the Burbank Leader, outspoken resident Molly Shore,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Chris Rizzotti for City Council yard sign on Valley Heart Drive in the Rancho area of Burbank November 11, 2014

Election Buzz: Political yard signs popping up in Burbank

Realtor Chris Rizzotti was the first  to jump into the 2015 race for Burbank City Council, so it’s really no surprises that his yard signs are already popping up around town. Usually we do not start seeing campaign signs for the Burbank Municipal Elections until closer to the first of the year. Whether you like it or not, Rizzotti is breaking out of the normal pattern for city election candidates. A resident sent a letter to the Burbank Leader trashing the Rizzotti camp for wrecking the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank City Council member Emily Gabel-Luddy joined the council majority in supporting the Talaria project October 14, 2014

Election Buzz: Emily Gabel-Luddy running for re-election. Gary Bric?

Burbank City Council member, Emily Gabel-Luddy, has not called a news conference for the media, sent a letter to the Burbank Leader, nor issued a press release, but make no mistake about it, she’s running for re-election. Actually, Gabel-Luddy pretty much announced her intention to seek another term at the October 14 city council meeting. The focus of that meeting was the Talaria project, so Gabel-Luddy’s remarks about the coming 2015 Burbank Municipal Elections may have slipped beneath the radar. However, a review of those remarks shows the incumbent has... Read More →

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