18 members of the Carson community have submitted their intent to fill a vacant seat on the Carson city council. Many have substantial name recognition. One is the grandson of a Compton lawyer, the other the mother of a former Los Angeles city council candidate, another is an established pastor and another works for the former Chairman of the Board of Equalization.
The winner of this appointment will serve through March 2017 and the City Council will appoint the fifth member next month.
Applicants include Qiuana Williams, a state Board of Equalization information officer, YWCA Harbor Area Executive Director Margaret Hernandez and former Hawthorne planning associate Christopher Palmer submitted applications along with teacher Alice Harris and attorneys George Hill and Lance Filer
Former City Council candidates Stephen Randle, a minister; Rita Boggs, a business owner and chemist,;and commissioners Joseph Gordon and Charlotte Brimmer. Other city commissioners who applied include Kenneth Jones, Louie Diaz, Jane Osuna and Brandi Murdock.
Mason Inocentes, CEO of a debt-collection company and a prior candidate for seats on water district boards, is seeking the position along with retired municipal clerk Charles Nelson.
Cedric L. Hicks, the city’s former director of community services, also submitted an application. He now works as an assistant city manager in Compton.
Residents and members of the business community are encouraged to attend city council meetings to express your support for the candidate you wish to represent you.