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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Addressing impacts to the city finances and businesses as a result of COVID-19

  • Fund and maintain water and road infrastructure projects, public safety and smart commercial development

  • Bring back the small town atmosphere that we have seemed to have lost over time


Experience Profession:Operations Manager / City of Lomita Commissioner Operations Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation - Aeronautics Systems (1986–current) Appointed by the Lomita City Council, Lomita Parks and Recreation Commissioner — Appointed position (2017–current)

Education Northrop Grumman — Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt & Lean Coach (current) San Diego State University — Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Finance (1982) Community Activities

Ambassador, Employees of Northrop Grumman Political Action Committee (ENGPAC) (2016–current) 26 Year Member, San Pedro Elk's Lodge (1994–current) Chairman, Employees of Northrop Grumman Charity Organization (ECHO) (2014–2016)

Biography My education, work experience, support to civic organizations and 29 years as a Lomita resident provide the qualifications and skills needed to represent your interests on the Council.  With the right voice on the Council, we can address many of the issues the city has been dealing with for years, bringing change while continuing to move the city forward.  

Occupation: Operations Manager, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, Redondo Beach, CA.  34 years experience with extensive strategic planning, process, financial and operations experience focusing on process effectiveness, financial forecasting, and planning, and cost analysis in a dynamic, multi-faceted environment. 

Academic Qualification:  Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Finance – San Diego State University, Award in Accounting Certificate - UCLA

Affiliations/Civic Organizations: Lomita Parks & Recreation Commissioner, 26 Year Member San Pedro Elks Lodge, Employee Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman (ECHO) Chairman, Employees of Northrop Grumman Political Action Committee (ENGPAC) Ambassador, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Who supports this candidate? Featured Endorsements

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Political Beliefs Political Philosophy: I am running for the council to provide a voice for change. There are many issues facing the city, fiscal policy and coping with the ramifications of the pandemic (as reflected by Measure L on the ballot) is the most important, near term issue the city will need to address. If measure L does not pass, the city will need to find a creative way to maintain a balanced budget while continuing to provide services and fund key projects. If elected, my focus will be on the priorities identified by the citizens of Lomita: • Ensure safe, clean drinking water • Repair streets and potholes • Maintain public safety and emergency response • Keep parks and public areas safe and clean • Address homelessness

The city spent a large amount of funds on water quality over the past 10 years. The current project to improve water quality, the Granular Activated Carbon Filtration System estimated cost is $4.4M. Water quality in Lomita has been an issue for many years. It’s time address and fix the problem. If elected, I will be diligent in driving this to closure, implementing the most cost effective water quality solution, whatever that may be. The city has also spent a great deal on water and road infrastructure projects the past few years. We have made progress and need to continue this multi-year effort.

We have seen an increase in the number of development projects across the city the past few years. We have nine new businesses in the downtown and along PCH; unfortunately, one of them is not a grocery store. Local breweries and restaurants are excellent examples of business that fit the cities Mission Statement. “The mission of the City of Lomita is to provide a healthy, safe and friendly small-town community where everyone can successfully live, work and play”. If elected to the Council, I will support developments that contribute to a “small-town community”. We need smart development that satisfies the needs of the citizens, businesses and city. The number of housing units is up an estimated 3.5% over the past 30 years. This growth comes with approximately 700 more cars on the roadway and parked on our streets; if you are like me, I have to deal with this often, especially on street sweeping days and on the weekends. Traffic and code enforcement seems to be a thing of the past.

Working together, the council, the city, citizens, business owners, state and local governmental entities, we can do great things for the city of Lomita. The city faces many challenges, with challenges comes opportunities. If elected, I have one goal, to improve the quality of life for everyone that lives, works and plays in this great city. I want to bring back the small town atmosphere that we seemed to have lost over time. The city will not resolve all of the problems overnight; with the right voice on the council we can start the process. To make that happen we need change. On November 3rd, I ask that you vote for me, vote for change.

Candidate Contact Info

Website: wuphoff4lcc.com/ Email - wuphoff4lcc@gmail.com

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