Meet Richard

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." - Coretta Scott King

Dear Friends:

Richard Montgomery has been a friend and colleague of mine since 2000 when he served on the Executive Board for the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. To tell you the truth he kind of bugged me back then, coming in everyday and volunteering, attending every event and then not surprisingly moved on to become President of Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, Chairman of the Planning Commission and then Manhattan Beach City Council as a council member then Mayor. I remember thinking, “who is this guy?”

Happily, I am ready to tell you who he is – and what he is planning to do this next year. Richard, a 32 year Manhattan Beach resident, is a candidate for Re-election for the Manhattan Beach City Council on November 3, 2020 and I can’t recommend a candidate more!

Manhattan Beach needs Richard.

As a small business owner in Manhattan Beach, Richard has always been “pro-business”. He has 25 years of community service and has earned your trust with a proven track record of 12 years on council as supporting our Public Safety officers, our schools, a balanced city budget and common sense revisions to our building code.

In addition, Richard, does not support the unprecedented growth of city staff (14 new staff members since 2013!) and unnecessary outside consultant expenditures (Over $3.7 million in 2016).

We all know Richard loves Manhattan Beach and committed his life to service here. He will speak for all MB residents that remain unhappy with the actions and direction of this council.

He is also a hard-worker having served on the Board of local non-profits of the Hometown Fair, the Salvation Army, the Beach Cities Toy Drive and the Manhattan Beach Fireworks Association. He is a devoted husband, son, brother, cousin, uncle and most of all a dedicated friend. He is loyal to the core and will help his friends out at a drop of a hat.

As Chairman of the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission, Richard led efforts to review and advance proposals ensuring residents the right to add on size (Square footage) to their homes instead of a complete demolition.

While on MB City Council, Richard served on the Finance Subcommittee, helped bring in the Metlox Development “under budget” and understood that resident taxpayers appreciate and recognize “fiscal restraint”.

Richard is a good man and he will be the hardest working experienced Councilman Manhattan Beach has seen in years. Please consider helping Richard by donating to his campaign.

Taking over as President of the Independent Cities Association
Riding with Santa and fellow MB resident Ed McKeegan in the Santa Float sponsored by the MB Fireworks Association!

He has earned the following endorsements for this race:

  • Manhattan Beach Former Mayors: Portia Cohen, Walt Dougher, Joyce Fahey, Nancy Hersman, Amy Howorth, Bob Holmes, Russ Lesser, Steve Napolitano, Nick Tell, Tim Lilligren, David Lesser, Jim Aldinger, Linda Wilson
  • Council Members: Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Hadley, Hildy Stern, Nancy Hersman, Steve Napolitano
  • Manhattan Beach School Board: Jennifer Cochran, Jen Fenton, Karen Komatinsky, Sally Peel, Ellen Rosenberg (Former), Bill Fournell
  • LA County Supervisor: Janice Hahn
  • Former LA County Supervisor: Don Knabe
  • CA Senator Ben Allen
  • Former CA Assembly Member: David Hadley
  • Union/Other Endorsements: Manhattan Beach Firefighters Union, AFL-CIO representing 800,000 members across LA County, CA League of Conservation Voters, Los Angeles County Business Federation (Biz Fed), South Bay Board of Realtors, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 11 – Los Angeles)
  • Manhattan Beach Planning Commissioners: Gerry Morton (chair), Richard Thompson, Ben Burkhalter, Grant Kirkpatrick (former)
  • Parks & Recreation Commissioners: Suzanne Karger, Bruce Greenberg, Steve Nicholson, Laurie McCarthy, JJ Turkmany, Steve Rothans (former)
  • Library Commissioners: Tracey Windes, Bob Siemak, Roberta Schreiner, Janet Jones
  • Cultural Arts Commissioners: Joe Marcy, Shannon Ryan, Fred Manna
  • Parking & Public Improvement Commissioners: Kathleen Paralusz, George Apostol, Scott Longhurst (former), Steve Delk (former)
  • Board of Building Appeals: Richard Ackerman, Tom Freitag, Louie Tomaro (former)
  • Leadership Manhattan Beach: Kim Edwards (past president)
  • Hometown Fair Board: Joe Marcy, President; Anne Kelly (past president), Bea Zimbalist (past president), Robert & Anita Manriquez, Diane Charvat, Mary Morakagi, Kim Edwards, Tom Jeffry
  • Beach Cities Health District: Vanessa Poster, Vish Chatterji
  • Community Leaders: Dr. Christine A. Norvell Former Principal of Pacific School, Dr. Ben & Michelle Dale, Bill Bloomfield, Larry & Loren Kosmont, Dr.Glenn & Sylvia Huber, Tom McCarthy, Roger Van Remmen, David & RL Peters, Ed & Amy McKeegan, Dennis Dillon, Charlotte Lesser, Sean Parks, Brad Jacobson, Elaine Paralusz, Diane Paralusz, Justin & Christine Ip, Jim & Jean Van Zanten, Darryl & Beata Rosen, Barbara Jo Holmes, Diane & Bob Saunders, Whitney Beller, Ellen Chao, Chris Ryan, Valerie Tell, Francey Marzicola, Larry Zimbalist, Jess & Susan Musick, Gregg Edwards, Heather De Roos, Nicole Shepley, Dr. Steve Olivera, Lucia Ames, Susan Walker, Stuart & Sharon Sackley, Ben & Ellen Padnos, Maureen & David Denitz, David & Theresa Gendron, Linda McLoughlin Figel, Ashley Adams, Liz Aloori, Betty Freitag, Chandra Shaw, Bob Beverly, Shannon Murphy & Marc Castellani, Harris Bass, Madeline Kaplan, Laurie Dillman, Dan Rogoff, Rob & Hilary Mahan, Shaya Kirkpatrick, Sam & Kay Seth, John & Sue Renaudo, Chris & Amy Steinbacher, Dave & Lynn Davis, Wysh Weinstein, Kim Komick, Dick & Helaine Whilden, Bob & Connie Werle, Christine Suh Daviduk, Pennie Stepczyk, Kim Komick. Matt Morris, Dave & Jennifer Caskey, Susan Sweeney, Barbara Franqui, Mike & Renee Mulcahey, Irene & Stan Cotter, Johnny & Robin Curren, Dana & Taylor Old, Mukesh Bharta, Kate Bergin, Peter Kelly (Former Chair of California Democratic Party), Patricia Doumeng, Ray Joseph, Katie Driscoll, Dayle & Reed Eisenhauer, Trish & Terrell Pietrzak, Bill Hory, Cyndi & Geof Strand, John & Lisa Acker, Jim Burton, Sarah Sheahan, Randall & Nadine Roisman, Sandy & Kevin Quigley, Russ & Sondra Samuels, Dave & Terri Mileski, John Sloway, Paul & Isabel Mullin, Ralph Modugno, Nate Hubbard, Carol Shafer, Phil Cook, Abby Waddell, Heidi & Steve Snively, Barbara Enlich, Sarah Shehan, Dave & Terri Mileski, John & Lisa Acker, Harris Bass, Katie Driscoll, John Sloway, Loli Ramezani, Tiffany Levy, Russ & Sondra Samuels, Kyle Ransford, Kathie Nichols, Scott Floyd, Chris Khalegian, John Altamura, John Oshiro, Tracy & Duffy Hahn, Michael & Andrea Zislis, Jeff Dasse, Stuart & Melita Riddle, Roger Van Remmen, Jack Tarr, Lynne Hook, Rose Duenas, Scott Floyd, John S. Ford MD & April Marano Ford, Jim & Joanne Hunter, John Altamura, Vincent Altamura, Hap Frank, Tim Flake, Bedi Singh, Jim McFarland, George Rapucci, Dr Martha Koo, Kimberly Robinson, Kris & Greg Klien, Dr Mini Mehra, Molly Hobin Williams, Janet & Bill Hodgman, Mike & Robin Sullivan, Sean & Paige Sullivan, Keith & Kelly Ann Sultemeier, Meghan & Christopher Simpson, Austin Garrison

Richard has always been there for us... let’s be there for him.

I respectfully ask that you donate what you can – $50 up to $300 per person, couples can donate up to $600. Corporate contributions are also accepted. If paying by PayPal, please visit CONTRIBUTE PAGE. If by check please make payable to “Montgomery for Council”, and send in care of:

Montgomery For Council
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 560
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Bob Holmes, Former Manhattan Beach Mayor

VOTE For Richard Montgomery on November 3, 2020

FPPC # 1386291

Experience matters! Relationships matter!

"I will continue to be as careful with the city finances as I am with my own family finances!"