Here’s Who Is Running for Local Office

The names are in: Eight candidates will battle over two City Council seats in November, with four other people vying for one of three positions on the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education.
Additionally, three people are running for city treasurer, with the local election coinciding with state and national elections on Nov. 3.
One candidate listed as running for the BUSD board, Larry Applebaum, recently informed The Leader that he was withdrawing from the race.
Information regarding candidates’ campaign donations and other disclosures are available on the city’s website at Contact information for candidates is provided on that site and also is listed below.
Voters will also decide the fate of several state propositions, as well as a municipal rent regulation measure.
The Leader will publish statements from school board candidates on Sept. 5 and city council candidates in its Sept. 12 issue.
Here are the candidates looking to be elected as council members, city treasurer or school board members, presented in the order they are expected to appear on the ballot:


Krystle Palmer — Appointed incumbent
(917) 574-7561

Darin B. Shea — Business owner/investor
(501) 240-8258

Lindsey Francois — Product development engineer
(818) 722-3510


Armond Aghakhanian — Incumbent
(818) 853-2022

Steve Ferguson — Incumbent
(818) 415-9048

Emily Weisberg — Middle school teacher
(818) 446-6447

Roberta Grande Reynolds —
(818) 422-8166

Linda Bessin — Retired claims analyst
(818) 253-4422

Konstantine Anthony — Disability services provider
(818) 253-4123

Tamala Takahashi — Nonprofit administrator/businesswoman
(916) 285-5733

Michael Lee Gogin — Actor/screenplay writer
(714) 902-7202

Paul Herman — Business executive
(818) 748-3411

Nick Shultz — Deputy attorney general
(818) 806-9392

Sharis Manokian — Substitute teacher
(818) 687-5052

Tim Murphy — Appointed council member/attorney
(818) 588-3462

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