Davis, Klessig lead in Westlake Village race, incumbents hold Agoura Hills seats

first_imgWestlake Village residents were on their way to electing one new City Council member and returning an incumbent, while two incumbents appeared to be holding onto their seats on the Agoura Hills City Council, preliminary results showed Tuesday. Incumbent Philippa Klessig, a businesswoman, and Ned Davis, a businessman, were leading in early returns. “Four years isn’t enough time to get things done,” Klessig said before the election. “There’s more on my to-do list. I want to make sure what I’ve done keeps rolling.” Jim Bruno, who was elected to the Westlake Village council in 2003, did not seek re-election, opening the seat for Davis. Edelston, who was elected to the council four years ago, said he believes the five-member council works well together and has been able to accomplish their goals, including the new park, two major bridge construction projects aimed at improving traffic conditions, and the restoration of the Community Emergency Response Team program. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Davis said his years of community involvement and leadership, set him apart from the other candidates. “I have a lot of experience and time committed already in the things that are important in Westlake Village,” he said. “I wanted to step it up to a level that I have now where I can take on a job on the City Council. The others … don’t have that demonstrated, relevant experience at all.” Challengers Theodore Corwin, a physician, and Carol Kirschbaum, a retired risk manager were trailing the front runners. In Agoura Hills, incumbents John Edelston, a healthcare executive, and Los Angeles County public defender Dan Kuperberg were leading challengers Michael Forney, a businessman, and George Thomas, a newspaper publisher. Kuperberg, who’s been on the council 12 years, said he was looking forward to another term to take on new challenges, like the construction of a recreation center and the development of Agoura Village, a mixed-use project planned along Agoura Road and designed to be the city’s central hub. last_img

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