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NEWS
May 3, 2013
David Gordon, a man with seven years under his belt as a member of the Burbank City Council, was this week selected by his colleagues to serve the coming year as vice mayor. And, unless his peers lose faith in his leadership abilities within the coming 12 months, it is highly likely they will elevate him to the position of mayor in the spring of 2014. A casual observer might wonder what took so long for Gordon to achieve this position, as it is far more common for city councils to take turns and rotate people into the largely ceremonial positions.
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THE818NOW
May 1, 2013
For the first time after seven years on the Burbank City Council, David Gordon was  selected as the city's vice mayor. The largely ceremonial post, which requires the approval of the council, is a prerequisite to becoming the city's mayor, an annual rotating position that has so far eluded Gordon. “I'm very honored to have this position,” Gordon said of the vice-mayorship on Wednesday. After a year as vice mayor, Emily Gabel-Luddy was unanimously selected as mayor. Gordon, a controversial figure who often stands alone on issues, had been overlooked for mayor multiple times during his seven years on the council.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Being selected by colleagues on the City Council to be the next vice mayor or mayor has absolutely nothing to do with votes garnered in an election. It's not even about extending honor. It's about council members' beliefs in the selected colleague's leadership integrity and ability to work as a member of the team to serve the best interests of the city. David Gordon is one of three council members passed over in the last 16 years. He is a polarizing figure in Burbank politics.
NEWS
April 16, 2013
I would like to send out a congratulations to Bob Frutos, David Gordon and Jesse Talamantes on their election wins, as well as a sincere thank you to Dave Golonski for his years as a council member and mayor of our great city. Thanks for your insight, your temperament, your honest appraisals and your care for the environment. Your presence will be missed and you leave a legacy that will not be forgotten. I note that some of the groups you fought for were the least politically connected and many of us will never forget that.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
I would like to congratulate Jess Talamantes and David Gordon for their victories on Tuesday night's general election. It was a hard-fought campaign and they deserved to win. I would also like to express my appreciation for David Golonski's 20 years of service to our city. Dave, you did a fine job. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many voters who selected me as their candidate. You have my gratitude, from the bottom of my heart. Lastly I would like to thank my wife, Kimberley; Ron Sabatine, my campaign manager; Mal and Linda Kelman, my treasurers, whose tireless efforts kept me positive and on task; and Bob Frutos and Gary Bric for their unwavering friendship and support.
NEWS
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.
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.
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