Election 2012: Candidates host successful fundraisers

July 03, 2012

Mayor pro tem Verna Rollinger raised more than $9,000 at a June 16 fundraiser, according to a press release.

The event, held at the home of Debbie Lewis, helped raise money to support her reelection to the Laguna Beach City Council. A light supper and silent auction was held.

"What makes Laguna Beach such a special place? Why did we decide to come here or stay here to live?" Rollinger asked supporters.


"Our Laguna is about taking care of each other, acting as responsible stewards of the beautiful environment we share, solving problems by working together, and respecting the diverse expressions and aspirations of each member of our community," Rollinger said at the event.

Guests included Bonnie and Arnold Hano, Councilwoman Toni Iseman, former Councilman Bobbie Minkin, and more than 90 others.

"I love what we're doing to keep the dream alive," Rollinger told supporters, "and I want to continue working on the City Council to keep Laguna Beach the special place that it is, because there is more work to be done."


Laguna Beach Legal hosts Dicterow fundraiser

Laguna Beach Legal held a fundraiser June 15 for Steve Dicterow, who also is running for City Council, according to a press release. Dicterow previously served on the council for 12 years and was a three-time mayor of the city.

The event was held at the home of Paula Lingelbach, and appetizers and champagne were served, courtesy of French 75, the release said.

World-class concert pianist Giovanni, accompanied by singer/songwriter Gustavo Alarco, entertained guests.

The committee for this event included Ellie Tipton Ortiz, president of Laguna Beach Legal Inc., Connie Burlin, Sande St. John, Wendy Potter, and Roland Ortiz..


Whalen event raises $5,200

City Council candidate Bob Whalen held a campaign event June 14 at The Rooftop Deck, according to a news release.

"I am guided by a desire to make Laguna Beach a better place to live, to work and to visit," Whalen said at the event. "That doesn't happen by accident. It takes vision, leadership and hard work and I am willing to work hard to improve the city."

Hosts of the event included Chris Keller, Amy Amaradio, Gregg and Kathy Abel, Ketta and Jeb Brown, Laurie Kraus, Donnie Crevier, Mark Christy, El and Lori Hathaway, Mary Kate, Kirk Saunder, Morris and Stephany Skenderian, Laura and Lou Rohl, and Peggy and Josh Wolff.

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