Posted 4/9/14 – Following last night’s election, come reactions from some of the people involved. Gene Goss, the leading vote getter, announced on his Facebook page that “I want to thank all of my friends for your support. The campaign is over and now the business of governing the city begins…” Gene also issued a statement to the News Net for this article, saying “I am very optimistic about our new City Council. I”d like to congratulate Rachelle Arizmendi and Denise Delmar for their success. Kudos to Noah Green for running a spirited campaign.”
Rachelle Arizmendi, who was second behind Goss, issued a press release stating “Rachelle Arizmendi has won her election for a City of Sierra Madre, California city council seat. Arizmendi is the first non-white in Sierra Madre’s history to hold a City Council seat.
Rachelle Arizmendi stated “I am grateful for the faith and confidence of the voters of Sierra Madre. I look forward to representing the 11,000 residents of Sierra Madre and working to keep Sierra Madre great!”
Rachelle Arizmendi is committed to establishing and enforcing fiscal discipline, limiting and controlling development, keeping downtown Sierra Madre an appealing and neighborhood friendly area, and working with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to strengthen neighborhood schools.”
Noah Green, who did not get elected to a Council seat, also issued a “closing statement on the campaign”, which said “Dear Friends, Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am truly humbled and honored by all of your votes, support, and kind words. If there is anything I can do for you in return, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.
Now that the election is over, it is time for us all to be good friends and neighbors to one another again. The future looks bright and I am eager to keep working with you to make our little part of the world a better place.
As for me, I have learned and grown so much from this campaign and made many new friends along the way. I am so glad that I ran. You never know what you are truly capable of until you push yourself.
As of this writing, we have not heard from Denise Delmar, who was elected to the third seat on the Council.