Altadena’s new Town Council members were sworn in on Tuesday night, while the departing members were honored for the service to the community.
The new Town Council consists of Okorie Ezieme (tract 4602), Judy Matthews (tract 4603.01), Dr. Sandra Thomas (tract 4603.02), Bernardean Broadus (tract 4610), Reginald Wilkins (tract 4612), and Diane Marcussen (tract 4613). There are two vacant council seats, for tract 4601 and 4611, as no one ran in the election to fill these seats.
Broadus and Wilkins are first-time Altadena Town Council members. Ezieme, Marcussen and Thomas have served on the Council for a number of years, and Matthews was appointed to a vacant seat earlier this year.
The outgoing Town Council members were Gino Sund (tract 4601), Tecumseh Shackelford (tract 4610), Allen Wasserman (tract 4611) and Ruth Neilan Edwards (tract 4612).
The 2012 Town Council election saw an extremely low turnout, with only 78 ballots cast. Seven of those ballots were ruled invalid. All of the candidates ran unopposed, and one even received zero votes.