2023 Chapter and Group Elections

  • Posted on 11 September 2023
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates

Voting Begins October 2

Vote in 2023 Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Elections - Oct. 2 to Nov. 14
The annual Angeles Chapter elections begin on October 2nd, 2023, and end on November 14, 2023. Active members will be voting for 
  • At-large positions on the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee, 
  • Members of the Executive / Management Committee for their Regional Group in the Chapter.
VOTE ONLINE: All members can use their member ID to vote at: Voting for this year has concluded.
*All active members who receive email from the chapter will find their voter information (voter ID and regional group) included in the Southern Sierran Newsletter for October & November. The Chapter will send additional email reminders to vote every other week.
VOTE BY MAIL: Members who wish to vote by mail should request a paper ballot from the chapter. Note that all members who voted by mail in the last election will be sent a paper ballot. To request a ballot from the chapter contact Chapter Director, Morgan Goodwin, by phone at 213-514-5804, by email at morgan.goodwin@sierraclub.org, or by mailing your request to:
Paper Ballot 
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
3250 Wilshire Blvd. #1106
Los Angeles, CA 90010
For paper ballot requests, please include your Sierra Club member ID (7 or 8-digit number) if you have it, the names of voting members in your household, and your mailing address. Please allow 5-7 business days to receive Paper Ballots.
The voting deadline is November 14, 2023
Paper Ballots must be mailed to arrive at the office (the address above) before November 14.
Online Ballots must be submitted by 12:00 midnight on the evening of November 14.
Candidate Forum
There will be TWO opportunties to get to know the candidates, hear their visions for our organization's future, and engage in meaningful discussions on key issues. We are asking you to submit your questions in advance. Our moderator will ask as many of the questions as we have time for. We will end with a closing statement from each candidate. Questions at each forum will be differnet. Recordings will be available.
Thursday September 21 at 7 PM - Watch the recording here.
Saturday September 30 at 3 PM - Watch the recording here.
Angeles Chapter Executive Committee: There are 7 candidates vying for 5 open at-large positions on the Angeles Chapter’s governing body, the Executive Committee, or ExCom. The top 4 vote-getters will be elected to serve in the two-year, 2024-2025, term of office. Brief statements from the candidates are available below. Their statements appear in ballot order. Longer statements are available online at angsc.org/angeleselections
Group Executive Committees: Information about the candidates running for group executive committees is below.
  • Ellis Raskin
  • Diane Trautman
  • John Monsen
  • Ann Salvador
  • Juan Paulo Panaligan
  • Aura Vasquez
  • Annaliese PiƱeda Klein

View Candidate Statements

Airport Marina Group
  • Joe Young
  • Douglas Fay
  • Jackson Garland
  • Patricia McPherson
  • Shontel Johnson
  • Susan Goodman
Central Group
  • Mathieu Bonin
  • Betzabel Sevlian
  • Barbara Hensleigh
Crescenta Valley Group
  • Jeffrey T. Wilson
  • Cathy Kissinger
  • Silvia Darie
  • Bettie Pearson
  • Pat Kramer
  • Fred Dong
Long Beach Area Group
  • Jaime Guoz
  • Matt Merritt
  • Ronnie Woods

No Candidate Statements Available

Orange County Group
  • Julie Garner
  • Marcia Garten
  • Dr. Gideon Strich
  • Darrell Neft
  • John LaRue
Palos Verdes South Bay Group
  • Judy Herman
  • Frank Atkin
  • David Wiggins
  • Galen Heisey
  • Bert Kawahara
Pasadena Group
  • Greg Coleman
  • Bill Joyce
  • Russel Babbitz
Rio Hondo Group
  • Margee Hills
  • David Warren
  • Anne Woodworth
San Fernando Valley Group
  • David Goldstein
  • Chrissy Scarborough-Cutting
  • Rebecca Arvizu
  • Lionel Mares
  • Barry Katzen
  • Belen Katzen
  • Theresa Brady
Santa Clarita Valley Group
  • Sandra Cattell
  • Ken Kerner
  • Katherine Solomon
  • Ray Lorme
Sierra Sage of South Orange County
  • Kristi Golden
  • Vicki Hazley
Verdugo Hills Group
  • Carol Henning
  • Alex Arciniega
  • Delphine Trowbridge
  • Annette Kargodorian
  • Charlotte Feitshans
West Los Angeles Group
  • Valeree Catangay
  • Colby Devitt
  • Maya Herrera
  • David Haake
  • Nancy Barba
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