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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 12, 2013
Voter turnout in Tuesday's general election reached 18%, with 11,161 out of 60,623 registered voters participating, according to the final election results. In the City Council race, David Gordon came in first with 5,430 votes, while Jess Talamantes finished second with 5,290 votes, results show. Mayor Dave Golonski and David Nos finished with 4,571 and 4,367 votes, respectively. In the Burbank Unified school board race, winners Larry Applebaum and Charlene Tabet amassed 5,882 and 4,967 votes, respectively.
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THE818NOW
April 9, 2013
With roughly 80% of the ballots for the Burbank general election counted just after 8 p.m., longtime Councilman Dave Golonski remained vulnerable to defeat. Fellow incumbents David Gordon and Jess Talamantes, meanwhile, were in the top to slots needed for re-election. Out of 9,330 ballots counted just after 8 p.m. Gordon was the top vote-getter, having collected 4,480 votes. Talamantes followed just behind him with 4,417 votes. During the February primary, Bob Frutos was elected outright, bypassing the need to compete in Tuesday's general election and forcing the three incumbents - Talamantes, Gordon and veteran Councilman Dave Golonski - to a match up in which only two seats remain.
THE818NOW
By Jason Wells and Alene Tchekmedyian | April 9, 2013
Dave Golonski - who first took office a few months after Bill Clinton became president - lost his bid Tuesday for an unprecedented sixth term. Golonski, who established himself on the City Council dais 20 years ago, lost out to fellow incumbents David Gordon and Jess Talamantes on Tuesday, capping a defeat foreshadowed by his worst primary finish ever in February. Out of 11,123 votes cast, Gordon and Talamantes received 5,411 and 5,268, respectively, according to the unofficial results.
THE818NOW
April 8, 2013
During the last stretch before Tuesday's general election in Burbank, fundraising continued among the four candidates competing for two seats on the Burbank City Council, recent reports show. City Council incumbent Dave Golonski raised $3,410 over the most recent reporting period spanning March 24 to April 3 from 22 sources, boosting his total since the start of the campaign to $18,983. He received $250 each from the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Disney Worldwide Services and Warner Bros.
NEWS
March 29, 2013
I see with the election drawing near, Golonski's army is on the move. Wow. His soldiers are getting worried and on the attack. They bring David Gordon down and say what a bad council person he is. What a joke. As a 30-year resident of Burbank, Gordon is the best thing that has happened to Burbank politics in all that time. He truly cares about the welfare of the citizens of Burbank. He is truly articulate, and his probing deeply into the issues that effect his constituents is refreshing, to say the least.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
I am responding to a letter (“ David Gordon is bad for Burbank ,” Mailbag, March 20) from Carolyn Jackson charging Councilman David Gordon with having “proven” he is “an uninformed, misogynistic, unreasonable and belligerent bully.” I cannot comment on misogyny, belligerence and bullying, since I was not present at her interactions with him back in 2005-06. Aside from the obvious factor that tossing muddy personal labels and name-calling at a candidate just before an election ought to focus on the accuser highly justified suspicion at the least, I can say that whatever Jackson thinks Gordon has “proven” to her, she has proved nothing to me by her assertions.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
How many times have we read a line like this in the paper? “The sole dissenting vote was cast by David Gordon.” Isn't it an insult to all of us who thoughtfully elected the other four council members to have Gordon's supporters telling us that the folks we chose to represent us are always wrong? If he's so brilliant and all-knowing, wouldn't he have found at least one other person to regularly vote with him in seven years as a council member? The only thing proven about David Gordon is that he's not suited for a democratic, collegial form of government.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
You showed your bias by printing the picture of David Gordon with the caption underneath suggested by your reader, Carolyn Jackson. Gordon gave a thoughtful and helpful suggestion to a client of mine who went before the council with an issue. He was not one of the sheep who simply followed each other's responses. He was thoughtful, analytical and empathetic. I'd recommend the people of Burbank stand up for him and vote him back to the council. Margie Vierra Burbank
NEWS
March 26, 2013
I will never understand why some Burbank citizens see David Gordon as their hero, a true man of the people. I see him as a distraction, keeping the other council members from taking care of city business in a balanced and timely way. If Gordon is re-elected, my biggest worries are that recently--elected Bob Frutos will vote in lock step with Gordon since he and campaigned closely with him and that Gordon may one day be vice mayor or mayor....
NEWS
March 22, 2013
A recent Mailbag item had a laundry list of criticism of David Gordon without any factual back-up. This is the type of misinformation Golonski gadflies have been writing for the past 20 years of his tenure. Gordon has been expressing his views on all the issues for years, and rightfully so. Anyone who disagrees with Emperor Golonski is soon criticized by him and his flock of sheep. It is time for Golonski to go. Only 20 years of name recognition by the uninformed have kept him in office.
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