Patch Sierra Madre Election 2012 Guide

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Here's the info you'll need when voting time comes.

Tuesday morning will open the chance for Sierra Madre residents to shape how they want their City Council to look for the next few years.

For those who haven't been keeping a close eye on the candidates, their campaigns, and what they think of some of the issues facing the city, Patch has assembled this guide to help. If you want to check out a sample ballot and a UUT fact sheet from the city, they are attached to this article. 

Here's some more of what you'll need to know:

The Candidates

Patch has covered six of the candidates for City Council through short bios, forums and blogs. The candidates have shared their opinions of hot topics such as the UUT extension, the Kensington Project and police spending. Richard Mays is also running unopposed for the post of treasurer.

Below, you can reacquiant yourself with the city council hopefuls if you need to:


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Polling locations

If you are not certain where to go to vote, here is the county registrar's voter polling location finder


Both the and Bill Coburn, editor of Sierra Madre News Net, have publicly endorsed several of the candidates.

More to read about the candidates:

ricnalli April 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I would like to thank the Patch for their outstanding election coverage this season. Overall, the Patch has contributed to a fact based review of the issues by all sides, which has lessened the nasty hyperbole that characterized the last election. We are blessed with six sound candidates - including the gentleman above - who I am confident will represent all of the city's residents. No matter who wins, I am confident that the tone of our city conversation will be elevated as we address the difficult budget decisions ahead - hopefully without the temporaty salve that a tax hike to unprecedented levels will cause. Good luck to all the candidates!
Pat Alcorn April 09, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I'm not punishing anyone, I'm just disappointed that the ad appeared to be endorsing the Patch article. It is obvious that you purchased the ad, but I think it was not placed appropriately. On the other hand, I thank Patch for their coverage and the opportunity for all the candidates to be heard.
Patrick Lee April 09, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Thanks, ricnalli, Colin Braudrick and Pat Alcorn, for your nice words about Patch. And thank you for reading and commenting and taking part in the community!
Tom Devereaux April 09, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I'll add my thanks for the Patch coverage. And also I thought I saw a campaign ad purchased on behalf of John Cappocia's campaign - am I wrong? Thank you to the candidates for stepping up to the plate. For the voters: please remember that this volunteer position, to be on the city council, takes alot of dedication and time, and I think every candidate has the same goal essentially: they care deeply for Sierra Madre and want to preserve it's 'small town' character and feel. We are lucky to live here. Good luck to you all, tomorrow. VOTE!
Tom Devereaux April 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Answered my own question -see photo posted of the ad that John Cappocia also purchased on Patch.


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