Five of ‘Sawtelle Six’ Elected to Neighborhood Council


One of many "Stop Rosie Kato" signs placed around the Sawtelle area prior to the Neighborhood Council election.

One of many “Stop Rosie Kato” signs placed around the Sawtelle area prior to the Neighborhood Council election.


By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer

The 2016 election for the West Los Angeles-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council was held on June 5 at West L.A. Farmers Market, preceded by some political intrigue.

With a total of 432 people voting, the results are as follows:

Small business representative — Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot was elected with 360 votes. Lawyer Helga Hakimi received 48 votes.

Large business representative — Naomi Kageyama of F.K. Nursery was elected with 370 votes. Current board member Moe Mostashari received 30 votes.

At-large representative — Five were elected: Current board member Greg Ericksen with 222 votes, lawyer Jamie L. Keeton with 184 votes, current board member Rosie Kato with 177 votes, former ski patrolman Ron Migdal with 173 votes, and architect Jian Kerendian with 150 votes.

Ignacio Garcia Perez fell short with 147 vote