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City Council Candidate Statement: Terry Anderson

Each City Council candidate's statement will appear on the November ballot.

Editor's note: Patch is publishing one candidate statement each day this week from the seven candidates running for Lake Forest City Council. Order of publication is determined by the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot. This is the statement voters will see on the ballot in November.

Lake Forest City Council Candidate: Terry Anderson

An OC native, Terry moved to Lake Forest (“El Toro”) in 1982 to start a business and family with his wife, Kristie.  Since then, Terry has been an active participant and observer of Lake Forest developing from a small community to a beautiful city. 


Preserve the path of progress Lake Forest enjoys. 

Protect the culture Lake Forest has developed. 

Serve the community through open, transparent, and limited governance.  

As a volunteer in youth sports and service organizations, he values service and teamwork.  He has firsthand experience of the need for continued effective development of local parks.  As a business owner, he promotes all businesses for continued local economic growth and development. 

Qualifications: University of Arizona (1978), MBA – California Lutheran University (2009), CFP®, FINRA Arbitrator (dispute resolution for the securities industry); AYSO Region 85 Volunteer, Board Member, Coach & Referee, Pacific Soccer Club Coach & Board Member, West Coast Soccer Club Assistant Coach, ETHS Girl’s Lacrosse co-founder and Head Coach, 25+ year Lake Forest Kiwanis member and past President, City Planning Commissioner since 2006, 11-year Girl Scout father/troop supporter, married 31 years to Kristie, daughters Casey (25) and Aly (22). 

Vote Nov 6.  It’s our civic responsibility. 

Tomorrow: City Council candidate Kathy Zechmeister


Terry Anderson September 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
The short answer to your questions is no. The long answer is having been a licensed stockbroker since 1982, my financial and legal behavior is an open book. The SEC, FINRA, and California Department of Corporations continuously monitor and inspect the background and business practices of all its members. Any discrepancies are recorded and maintained in the public record of each agency, forever. With the advent of internet access to their databases, it is very easy to check past history. As an adjunct, you will notice my “background experience” shows I have been an active arbitrator for FINRA Dispute Resolution about 15 years now. Any “yes” answers to your questions could preclude me from such service.
Robert Guzman October 03, 2012 at 08:20 PM
What is your email address? Mine is thinkguzman@yahoo.com
Terry Anderson October 03, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Pete Deutschman October 11, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I am just now getting to know the candidates and this string and the gracious and respectful reply of Terry Anderson tells me a bit about his character. In our City Council, character is paramount. Character counts fellow Lake Forest residents. Do your homework. Talk to the groups and associations that candidates claim to be supporting and helping succeed. As Yoda said, "If you honor what they fight for? Yes." Whatever you do...vote. And if you look to character, you will not vote for the dark side.
Mike F October 13, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I happened to be at the Council meeting when Sizzler requested an appeal of the Planning Commissions decision. There were two questions - BBQ and Signage (I agree with the Commission on the BBQ and disagree about the Signage). The larger the development the more oversight that is needed including vetting. To bring constructive business to Lake Forest working with individual businesses is important as is having needed infrastructure. Thank you for clarifying the diispensary nonsense. If Lake Forest is to a family community then vice must be discouraged - including gambling beyond the lottery and bingo. I have found that the Public Safety department is not first rate; failure to properly vet, a part time "star" program, an out of date Emergency Management plan, and patronizing by Police Services. To have a family emphasis, Lake Forest should consider being it's own school district. We have two elementary schools that are below acceptable standards and every school could provide a better academic education. Do you have a position on safety and education?


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