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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of HawthorneCandidate for City Council

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Olivia Valentine

Hawthorne Councilmember/Professor
8,822 votes (33.29%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continuing to enact regulations that improve the quality of life by promoting safety and cleanliness of our neighborhoods.
  • Building economic development that maintains fiscal viability and growth, including building a strong art community that revitalizes our neighborhoods.
  • Continuing to wisely spend SB1 and Measure R funds to modernize and revitalize our roads and streets.



Arbitrator/Mediator, Self-Employed (2007–current)
Councilmember, City of Hawthorne — Elected position (2011–current)
General Attorney, Federal Aviation Administration (1988–2007)
Senior Law Clerk, City Attorney (1985–1988)


Fordham Law School Juris Doctor (JD), Law (1974)

Community Activities

Commissioner, Planning Commission (2007–2009)
Commissioner, Planning Commission (2007–2009)
President; Vice -President, Holly Park Homeowner's Association (2006–2009)


I am a former New York resident and a graduate of Fordham Law School. I moved to Hawthorne in 2003. Community involvement and activism are important to me. As President of my neighborhood homeowner's association, I fought to improve safety in our neighborhoods and raise awareness about being prepared for a disaster. I was elected to the Hawthorne City Council in 2011.  As a former Federal Prosecutor, I worked to make our nation a better place.  As a Mediator/Arbitrator, I know how to bring people together to improve their relationships and accomplish a goal which will benefit the entire community.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Pat Furey, Mayor, Torrance
  • David Lesser, Mayor, Manhattan Beach
  • Christian Horvath, Councilmember, Redondo Beach

Elected Officials (9)

  • Autumn Burke, Assemblymember, 62nd Dist.
  • Mike Fong, President, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Jim Gazeley, Councilmember, Lomita
  • Scott Houston, Vice President, West Basin Municipal Water District
  • Ralph Franklin, Councilmember, Inglewood
  • Jim Butts, Mayor, Inglewood
  • Suzanne Fuentes, Mayor, El Segundo (Ret.)
  • Paul Koretz, LA City Councilman

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I support collaboration among cities in the Southbay to work on regional solutions to common problems. I support neighborhood oriented development, tailoring the size of development to what is appropriate, based on what the community wants and its overall impact on the community.  I support strong police, fire, code enforcement and paramedic services for the protection of the community. I support strenthening local businesses and giving them the tools to compete in the 21st Century economy.      

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