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April 10, 2018 — Local Elections
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City of Sierra MadreCandidate for City Council

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Andy Bencosme

Businessman/Community Services Commissioner
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain quality Library Facilities and Community Services Programs for our residents.
  • Maintain fiscal accountability by stretching every tax dollar and eliminating waste.
  • Maintain our infrastructure with long term planning and implementation.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Businessman/Community Services Commissioner
Manager, Century 21 Village Realty (2003–current)
Community Services Commissioner, City of Sierra Madre — Appointed position (2015–current)
Member of the Library Board, City of Monrovia — Appointed position (2009–2013)

Education

Saint Leo College Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration (1996)
Queens College Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History (1994)

Biography

My Sierra Madre Story

 

15 years ago, I took a job Managing a Mid-Sized Business in Sierra Madre and fell in love with the community. I later moved here with my wife Julie, who grew up in Sierra Madre.

 

As a business operator, and later resident, I quickly grew to appreciate all the community events and traditions that make this a special city. Whether it was the 4th of July Parade, Wisteria Festival, Halloween Happenings, Little League Opening Day. As I became more involved, I joined or volunteered in many organizations. 4th of July Committee, Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, Historical Preservation Society and the Community Services Commission.

 

As both a business operator and resident, I have a well-rounded perspective on why people come and why people stay in Sierra Madre.

 

I have the background and expertise to navigate the complexities of city government. I have an undergraduate degree in History and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. I was a teacher and later in upper management for a tech company before moving to Sierra Madre. I have managed budgets of $90 Million with 2,000 employees and classrooms of 35 high schoolers with $0 budget.

 

I care and am passionate about this town and the traditions that make it special. I believe in keeping our traditions, our small-town feel, our sense of pride in having our own Police, our own Rose Float, our unique local businesses and our own Library. The community services provided by the City and a host of community volunteers are at the heart of what makes us who we are.

 

We have challenges, but none that cannot be surmounted by critical thinking, thorough analysis and prioritizing what makes us special. Together we can do it! Together we are a community! Together we are Sierra Madre!

 

Thank you and I would be honored for you vote on April 10th.

 

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