2014 Campaign Letter

Ryan, Sean, Jeri, Tom, Alison, Jenifer and John

Ryan, Sean, Jeri, Tom, Alison, Jenifer and John

My wife Jeri and I moved to Arcadia in 1985. We found Arcadia to be an exceptional community to raise our four children because of its’ excellent schools and opportunities for extracurricular activities. My volunteer activities have involved Arcadia schools, Arcadia youth sports, Arcadia Methodist Hospital, and my neighborhood homeowner association.

I will bring my legal, business, and financial experience as your independent and common sense representative on the Arcadia City Council.

Since submitting my nomination papers, I have met with numerous City Officials and community leaders to privately discuss the important issues and determine how we can work together to make our great city even better. My private meetings have included:

  • City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto (issues included budget, water, street lighting and repair, and crime)
  • Chief of Police Bob Guthrie (issues included home burglaries and allocation of police resources)
  • Community Leader David Lee (issues included how we can best unify our residents and improve our sense of community)
  • Community Leader Dorothy Denne (issues included what our Seniors want and need and how they may be assisted)
  • President of our Downtown Business Association, Matt McSweeney (issues included what our new Downtown Arcadia Community Benefit District is trying to achieve and ways this promising program can be exported to our other business districts, particularly Baldwin Avenue and Live Oak Avenue)

My vision for Arcadia:

  • We must keep our police, fire and paramedic services strong. Neighborhood safety must be our first priority.
  • We must keep our schools at the top. This benefits us all, even if our children are no longer in the school system.
  • We must be fiscally wise and always have balanced budgets and adequate reserves for future unforeseen circumstances.
  • We must provide exceptional programs for our Seniors and youth.
  • We must maintain our cooperation between our city and schools.
  • We must evaluate all future developments to ensure they will be consistent with maintaining our quality of life.
  • We must keep a strong code enforcement to maintain and improve the aesthetics and integrity of our city.

I am ready and eager to get to work on your behalf. You have 3 votes on your mail-in ballot. I would appreciate one of your votes.

Thank you.

Tom Beck

These Arcadians endorsed Tom in 2014:

  • Mayor Mickey Segal
  • Mayor Pro Tem John Wuo
  • Councilman Robert Harbicht
  • Councilman Gary Kovacic
  • Former Mayor George Fasching
  • Former Mayor Floretta Lauber
  • Former Mayor Jim Helms
  • Jim and Sharon Eberhardt
  • Dan Ausman
  • Doug and Jan McEachern
  • Jim and Shelly Romo
  • Dave and Keppie Sullivan
  • John and Louise Bigley
  • Rich and Gayla Hutton
  • Dave Berkus
  • Gary and Nancy Dorn
  • Vince and Dolores Foley
  • Randie and Tammy Fowler
  • H. K. and Lisa Hedlund
  • Mike and Penny Hoover
  • Alan and Sandy Whitman
  • Greg and Glenda Vanni
  • Dave and JoAnne Hess
  • Jim and Kathy Krause
  • Rocco and Kathie Liberio
  • Jack and Signe Lynch
  • Glenn and Marion Toyoshima
  • Jim and Karen Tanner
  • Phil and Sue Mischenko
  • Lee and Kotomi Marshall
  • Mike and Sylvia Driebe
  • Wayne and Lorri Licher
  • John and Agnes Pape
  • Carol Viola
  • Mary E. Hansen
  • Gino Roncelli
  • Jack and Janet Orswell
  • Tom and Marilyn Stephenson
  • Loren and Alice Broadhead
  • Dave and Grace Cashion
  • Kathy Gormly
  • Blennie Danielson
  • John and Carol Curtis
  • Doug and Eva Chinn
  • Neil and Karen Conrad
  • Kevin and Linda Zimmerman
  • Don and Debbie Weber
  • Dave and Annette Wheat
  • Drew and Diane Taylor
  • Randy and Terri Wright
  • Jeff and Julie Lee
  • Tim and Pat Murphy
  • Thomas Clark
  • Ruth Gormley
  • Carla Thomas
  • Lee Segal
  • Les and Debbie DeRing
  • Larry and Barbara Vanni
  • John Murphy
  • Bob and Chris McNamera
  • Arlan and Beth Farajian
  • Geri Fasching
  • Kathy Ellison
  • Lowell and Patricia Lachelt
  • Matt McSweeney
  • David Lee
  • Patsy Harbicht
  • Ellen Liao
  • Dan and Sue Hanson
  • Bill Lewis
  • Paul and Sandra Kalemkiarian
  • Jan Moscaret
  • Bruce and Joanne McCallum
  • Mercy Bubalo
  • Patty Monrow
  • Sam Mevorach
  • Lysette Freeman
  • Sid and Jessica Louie
  • Patrick and Barbara Barnes
  • Ruth Bell
  • Michael O’Connor
  • Tim and Karon McCarthy
  • Bob and Marcia Garrett
  • Jack and Jean Schmitz
  • Rosa Terz
  • Edie Slemmon
  • Tony Rossi
  • Dorothy Denne
  • Gene and Joyce Platt
  • Micky Harbur
  • Frank Forbes
  • John and Sharon Briffet
  • Keith and Kristy Pipes
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Green
  • Ernie and Gail Jensen
  • Andrew and Ulanda Lee
  • Bob and Judy Herman
  • Skip and Ann Park
  • John and Margaret Quigley
  • David and Kathy Valentine
  • Michael Cacciotti
  • Gary Fidone
  • Dennis Cosso
  • Patti Nijjar
  • Keith Ansell
  • Joyce Sakai
  • Louise Gelber
  • Sheng Chang, MD
  • Ray and Alice Tangney
  • Tony and Jean Parrille
  • Chris and Lyn Lofthouse
  • Judy Kuhlberg
  • Jim and Leigh Kelly
  • Jim and Diane Jarvis
  • Steve and Linda Jahnke
  • Jim and Borinka Hanrahan
  • John and Terry Ziska
  • Jay and Tess Crabtree
  • Frank and Mary Pocino
  • Ted and Nancy Clinton
  • Ruth Loisel
  • Bud and Barbie Betz
  • Mahmuda Ahmad
  • Paul and Mary Bigley
  • Michael and Chris Bigley
  • Mike and Lori Capello
  • Mike and Shirley Curley
  • Charles Huang
  • Karyn Jackson
  • Ernie Posey
  • Mona McCann
  • Amy Pan
  • Adele Skibba
  • Myron and Anna Tarkanian
  • Ken and Mary Lindgren
  • Diana Anderson
  • Arnie and Cecilia Kalm
  • Elaine Tucker
  • Alice Murray
  • Jay and Cheryl Coleman
  • Eileen Hubbard
  • Barb Kovacic
  • Robert Sahm
  • Jon and Rona Simon
  • Ben and Robin Stafford
  • Gary Suess
  • Mike and Paula Real
  • Craig and Diane Jones
  • Ron and Beverly Street
  • Gary Lorenzini
  • Robert Tong
  • Phil and Carol Andreen
  • David and Rochelle Ferrari
  • Lori Thompson
  • Riley and Jill Cole
  • Rambadilla Family
  • Dwane and Linda Schube
  • Ernie and Marsha Perez
  • Bob and Kris McNamara
  • Mark and Daina Shuster
  • Phill and Sandy Consiglio
  • Nestor Peig
  • Glenn Takei, MD
  • Greg Anderson
  • Gary Truitt
  • Reni Rose
  • Donna Wilcher
  • Carol Libby
  • Dan and Caron Encinas
  • Mary Steimle
  • Georgia Masanovich
  • Ruth Gilb
  • Vern Whitaker
  • Ed and Donna Rey
  • John and Leslie Golper
  • John and Nancy Miller
  • Steve and Diane Perry
  • Buzz and Mary Gaines
  • Eleanor Powell
  • George and Kristin Bennett
  • Trisone and Christine Pagone
  • Brad and Nancy Berger
  • Ed and Janice Laurell
  • Wayne and Karen Whitehill
  • Dean and Teddi Efstathiou
  • Angela Hawekotte
  • Casey Quinn
  • Kevin and Judy Downes
  • Joan McCann
Pasadena Star News
Pasadena Star News, March 21 endorses Tom for Arcadia City Council

Arcadia Firefighters Association
Arcadia Firefighters Association letter of support

Arroyo Pacific Academy
Arroyo Pacific Academy letter to parents and alumni