Redondo Beach residents will have a lot of decisions to make in a few months, as they vote on whether to reelect Mayor Bill Brand and three City Council incumbents.
There will also be a race for three spots on the local school board.
The marquee race during the city’s March 2 election will be Brand, trying to remain Redondo’s top elected official against three challengers, according to City Clerk Eleanor Manzano. Those candidates are:
- Chris Voisey, a chief technology officer and community volunteer;
- Michael Ian Sachs, a retired Chevron employee who ran for mayor in 2017; and
- Shayne Hartman, a proposal analyst at Northrop Grumman.
In District 1, City Councilmember Nils Nehrenheim will run for reelection against challenger Brad Waller, who is currently serving his last term on the school board. District 1 run covers the southern end of the city, from Torrance Boulevard.
Incumbent Todd Loewenstein, who represents District 2, will face Paul David Moses, a public art advocate, and Erika Snow Robinson, a director of operations at a real estate group. District 2 covers the northern portion of the city’s coastline and includes the King Harbor area and marina.
District 4, meanwhile, will have Councilmember John Gran going against Zein Obagi Jr., an attorney specializing in employment and business litigation. The Fourth District, toward the northern end of the city but south of District 5, includes the South Bay Galleria and generally runs from Artesia Boulevard south to Harriman Lane.
All Redondo Beach voters will also decide whether to keep Michael Webb as city attorney or replace him with challenger Harden Sooper.
The Redondo Beach Unified School District has three open spots on its Board of Education, with eight candidates and no incumbents. The eight candidates are:
- Keith Arnold;
- Jerome Chang;
- Karen F. Cull;
- Dan Elder;
- Kimberlee H. Isaacs;
- Rachel Silverman Nemeth;
- Rolf Curtis Strutzenberg; and
- Margo Trone.