Copyright 1997 Times Mirror Company
Los Angeles Times

March 30, 1997, Sunday, Valley Edition

SECTION: Metro; Part B; Page 4; Metro Desk

LENGTH: 560 words


Proposition 8, a measure backed by Mayor Richard Riordan, asks voters to
create an elected 15-member panel to overhaul the 72-year-old charter than
many believe is outdated and cumbersome.

District 4 Charter Reform Candidates

Charley M. Mims

Occupation: Administrator

Age: 53

Residence: Los Felix

Endorsements: United Firefighters Assn. of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County
Democratic Party; Patricia Bell, president of Federation of Hillside and
Canyon Assn.


James Regan

Occupation: attorney

Age: 50

Residence: Los Feliz

Endorsements: Los Angeles County Republican Party, San Fernando Valley
Business and Professional Assn., Charter reform advocates Don and Betty


Denise Munro Robb

Occupation: Executive director of Americans for Democratic Action

Age: 34

Residence: Miracle Mile

Endorsements: Sierra Club, San Fernando Valley chapter of the National
Organization for Women, Stonewall Democratic Club.


Helen Bernstein

Occupation: UCLA research associate/educator

Age: 52

Residence: Franklin Hills

Endorsements: Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks), Assemblyman
Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles), Mayor Richard Riordan. *

Tony Lucente

Occupation: consumer affairs manager

Age: 41

Residence: Studio City

Endorsements: Neighborhood Cause Coalition; Valley Leaders for Charter
Reform; Allen Rabert, president Studio City Chamber of Commerce


Bill Weinberger

Occupation: Attorney

Age: 42

Residence: Hancock Park

Endorsements: Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality.

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