Alhambra finally has two anti-710 candidates running for two separate open seats, and Alhambrans Against 710 have endorsed them both: Mark Nisall and Ken Toh. Both are running against candidates who are supported by our current city council members. None of the incumbent City Councilmembers are running because they will be termed out (and the others will term out in the next election cycle.) This is a chance to turn the 710 tide in our neck of the woods! Please read Pasadena Star’s Sep. 23, 2016 “Is Alhambra Ready to Elect Councilmembers who Oppose the 710 Freeway Tunnel”, which also mentions our group.
You can read about Ken Toh in the Sept. 26, 2016 LA Weekly article “Ken Toh Exposed a Cover-Up at the Alhambra Fire Department.”
Also, here is something written by a community member about Ken:
I just wanted to share my reasons for supporting Ken Toh. I’m convinced that he has the residents at heart and will fight for us.
But I’m worried about the election. I’m worried because by nature he’s modest and outwardly reserved, and it’s people like this who often get looked over. So I’m asking for your help to spread the word that people should take notice, because deep-down this man is a fighter. And if they feel as strongly as I do, to consider volunteering to his campaign http://www.kentohforalhambracitycouncil2016.com/
A resident of Alhambra for 16 years and with experience in law enforcement, he is opposed to building the 710 freeway toll tunnel and to overdevelopment, which causes local traffic jams. You can find out more about Mark Nisall from his campaign’s website as well as this Alhambra Source article.
What can I do?
Get to know the candidates before you vote on November 8! There will be a candidates’ forum where you and your family and Alhambra friends and neighbors can engage with all four candidates, and ask questions and get to know their positions.
- When: Wed. Oct. 5 moderated by the League of Women Voters, hosted by Alhambra Preservation Group.
- Where: Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor Street, 7-9pm. Free refreshments with RSVP before Oct. 5.
Volunteer! You can volunteer to do phone banking or canvassing to help them get elected. please fill out this volunteer sign-up sheet.
Know your voting status! Check that you’re registered to vote at your current address: https://www.lavote.net/vrstatus/ You can also register to vote at that site if you’re not registered. The deadline to do so is Oct. 24.