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10 Candidates File in Race for Pasadena Board

February 01, 1987|ASHLEY DUNN | Times Staff Writer

PASADENA — Ten candidates have officially placed their names on the March ballot for four seats on the Board of Directors.

Thirteen candidates took out the necessary papers to run, but only 10 returned them by the Jan. 9 filing deadline.

The candidates include the four incumbents whose terms are expiring and six newcomers in the nonpartisan race. Directors receive $50 a meeting.

In District 1, which covers northwest Pasadena, Mayor John C. Crowley will face Maurice Simpson. Crowley has served two four-year terms on the board and has been mayor, a rotating post, since May.

Crowley is a retired businessman and real estate developer who was formerly city manager of Monterey Park.

Simpson is a U.S. Postal Service supervisor in Pasadena. He has lived in the city for almost 20 years and said he is interested in getting involved in civic affairs.

In District 2, which covers north-central Pasadena, incumbent Rick Cole will run against businessman Billie Williams.

District 2 Candidates

Cole, who has served one four-year term on the board, is a free-lance journalist and public relations consultant.

Williams is co-owner of Berry & Sweeney Prescription Pharmacy on North Fair Oaks Avenue and was one of the founders of the Altadena chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.

The District 4 race pits incumbent Jo Heckman against William Paparian and David Rodger Headrick. The district encompasses the northeast section of the city.

Heckman, a real estate agent, has served on the board for 12 years.

Paparian, a longtime critic of Heckman, is an attorney who has been an outspoken advocate for the city's Armenian community.

Headrick, who moved into the district earlier this month after discovering he lived two doors outside its boundaries, is a real estate agent who is temporarily working at J.C. Penney in Pasadena as a furniture salesman.

Headrick, an unsuccessful candidate for New Jersey governor in 1985 who describes himself as a "Christian conservative," moved to Pasadena last November.

In District 6, covering the city's southwest area, incumbent William L. Cathey will face challenges from Nina Cash and Kathryn Nack.

Cathey, a corporate attorney with the Los Angeles firm of Munger, Tolles & Olsen, was appointed to the board in December to fill the seat vacated by William Bogaard. He has served on several city committees and volunteer boards in the last seven years, including Friends of the Pasadena Library and the city's Community Development Committee.

Cash, co-publisher of the newsletter, City Hall Observer, unsuccessfully sought the appointment to Bogaard's seat. A former teacher, she is now a business consultant.

School Board Race

Nack, who also sought the appointment to Bogaard's seat, is a member of the Board of Education and served as board president from 1984 to 1986. She also has served on several city boards and commissions, including the Planning Commission and the Pasadena Centennial Coordinating Committee. She is director of finance for the Los Angeles engineering firm of Nack & Sunderland.

Two of the five seats on the Pasadena Unified School District's Board of Education also will be filled in the March election.

Incumbent Elbie J. Hickambottom is running unopposed for one seat and will be automatically declared the winner.

Daniel I. Hurst, Arlene Moncrief, Roberta M. Moon and George Padilla are running for the other seat.

The election will take place March 10. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast, there will be a runoff election April 21 between the two highest vote-getters for each seat.

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