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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of Palos Verdes EstatesCandidate for City Council

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Sanford S. Davidson

2,001 votes (35.27%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Preserve and Protect PVE Parkland
  • Maintain Historic Character and Preserve Malaga Cove Plaza
  • Provide Transparency to PVE Government



Sanford S. Davidson, M.D., self (1976–current)
Sanford S Davidson, M.D., self (1976–current)
Trustee Palos Verdes Library District, Palos Verdes Library District — Elected position (2015–current)


State University of New York Medical Degree and Ophthalmology Residency Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, NY, NY Medical Physician and Surgeon , Eye Surgery (current)
B.A, NYU; M.D. SUNY, Buffalo; Board Certified Ophthalmologist Manhattan, Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital B.A., M.D., Board Certified Ophthalmology , Medicine and Eye Sugery (current)

Community Activities

Professor UCLA School of Medicine and Jules Stein Eye Institute , UCLA School of Medicine (1977–current)


  • Education: B.A., New York University
  • MD, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • U.S. Public Health Service
  • Veteran
  • 40 Year Palos Verdes Estates Resident
  • Wife Joan, former PVPUSD School Board member
  • Three children PVPUSD graduat



  • Trustee Palos Verdes Library District
  • Physician serving Palos Verdes residents
  • Coach AYSO, PVBA, PV Softball
  • Chair UCLA Medical School Admissions Committee



Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mike Moody, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor, former
  • Robert Welbourn, PVE Mayor, former
  • Ruth Gralow, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor, former

Organizations (1)

  • Sierra Club

Elected Officials (18)

  • Ruth Gralow, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor fmr
  • Mike Moody, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor, fmr
  • Robert Welbourn, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor, fmr
  • Steve Zuckerman, Mayor Rolling Hills Estates
  • James Nyman, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor, fmr
  • Honorable Emilie Elias, Judge Los Angeles Superior Court, ret.
  • Bill Brand, Redondo Beach City Council
  • Dr. William Lama, Palos Verdes Library Board, fmr
  • Barry Hildebrand, PVPUSD School Board President, fmr
  • Ian Hunter, PVPUSD School Board President, fmr
  • Honorable Douglas Carnahan, Commissioner Los Angeles Superior Court, ret.
  • Frank Zerunyan, Rolling Hills Estates Councilman
  • James Moore, Palos Verdes Library Board
  • Kingston Wong, President/Trustee PV Library Board
  • Susan Brooks, RPV City Councilwoman
  • Ed Thompson, Palos Verdes Estates Mayor, fmr
  • Gordana Swanson, Rolling Hills Mayor, fmr
  • Barbara Ferraro, Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor, fmr

Individuals (1)

  • Dr.Joe Lyou, Coalition for Clean Air (for id only)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

A political journalist wrote: “It isn’t bad if people see a shift in decision making. It is not bad if the city is on his or her side for a change. In fact, it is unifying.”

I am a unifier and I am a citizen politician, meaning that I am first and foremost a citizen of PVE.



Videos (1)

— February 6, 2017 Candidate Campaign

February 2, 2017 PVE Candidate Statement

Candidate Contact Info

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