With five non-incumbents challenging sitting councilwomen King and Lin-Peterson, Palos Verdes Estates City Council may be reconstituted in March 2019.  The Bluff Cove Homeowners Association plans to endorse either a slate or individual candidates.  Relatedly, the BCHA intends to oppose vigorously any candidate running against the slate or individuals selected for our endorsement.

Five non-incumbents are joining incumbents Jennifer King and Betty Lin Peterson on the March 2019 City Council ballot.

Profiles of each candidate are available by clicking on the candidates' photos for links to that candidate's campaign webpage (e.g., http://kemps4pve.com) 

Candidates are welcomed to contact the BCHA with his/her platform and stance on various issues affecting PVE.

Victoria Lozzi

Based on Victoria Lozzi's clear and continued advocation for a Sheriff Feasibility Study, in addition to her steadfast insistence on a balanced budget and transparent governance, the BCHA determined to endorse her candidacy.

David McGowan
Michael Kemps
Kevin McCarthy
Jeff Groves (Dropout)
Jeff Groves (Dropout)

The majority of today's PVE City Council was not elected by PVE voters, but instead essentially was appointed by friends within the City government.  This unfortunately had been a time honored PVE tradition until interloper Sandy Davidson and John Rea-ousting Treasurer Victoria Lozzi's election in 2017.

Jennifer King
Jennifer King
Betty Lin Peterson
Betty Lin Peterson
Jim Vandever
Not Running for Re-election
Jim Vandever Not Running for Re-election

Before PVE Councilmen Kenny Kao and Sandy Davidson were elected in 2017 over incumbent Jim Goodhart, there had not been a PVE City Council election since 2009.  Members of the BCHA endorsed Councilman Kao, but that endorsement is now under review following his determination not to advocate the procurement of a Sheriff Feasibility Study.  This has left the City's residents vulnerable to the PVEPD Union, which counter-conventionally appears to dominate the City Council.  Based on questions surrounding Councilman Sandy Davidson's integrity, judgment and soundness of mind, the BCHA intends to oppose his re-election should he determine to run.

Sandy Davidson
Sandy Davidson
Kenny Kao
Kenny Kao

If you or another Palos Verdes Estates resident seeks the endorsement of the Bluff Cove Homeowners Association, with or without campaign backing, please contact us with a brief summary of your stance on the City's pertinent issues (e.g., law enforcement costs, pension liability, parkland sale, City Manager performance, etc.)

The Bluff Cove Homeowners Association is dedicated to the commitment of whatever resources are necessary to put the City into the hands of councilpersons who respect and obey their fiduciary duties of loyalty, good faith and due care.

The current City Council's actions and inactions regarding the illegal sale of PVE Parkland, negligent pension and other expense management, unrepentant and ongoing dissemination of false and misleading information, and refusal to order a Sheriff Feasibility Study have convinced the BCHA that a complete reconstitution of the City Council over the next two election cycles, with attendant replacement of the City Manager, may be necessary to right much of what is wrong.