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“The word best characterizing the vision and leadership commitment of Don Kendrick is stewardship. As mayor, the welfare of our city and the betterment of citizens’ lives are considered a “living trust” he is privileged and passionate to fulfill. I believe he is worthy of our trust and our votes.”

Rev. Steve Metcalf, La Verne Heights Presbyterian Church pastor emeritus


“During my La Verne City Council tenure, I fully realized how dedicated Don Kendrick is to serving our community. He believes in and practices the concept of cooperation and encourages team work among council members, municipal employees, business executives/owners and community residents to do what is best for the entire community. His decisions strike a necessary balance of fiscal responsibility and necessary change for the growth and sustainability of the city.”

La Verne City Councilwoman Donna Redman, 2007-2017University of La Verne associate professor/La Fetra College of Education program chairperson


“Mayor Kendrick possesses a true home-town commitment to the entire community rather than any one specific demand. He exhibits unwavering integrity in his civic service and maintains positive support for citizens and city staff, all while keeping a keen eye on future needs and goals to assure community values and overall well-being of La Verne.”

L.D. Johnson, La Verne Cool Cruise creator, and Janet Johnson, retired La Verne municipal employee


“The city and citizens of La Verne have been blessed to have a person with such high marks for integrity and business acumen as Mayor Don Kendrick. His reputation as an outstanding mayor is well-known throughout the Inland Empire. I encourage you to vote for his re-election.”

Jim Piatt


“Don Kendrick is a worthy son of his father, Harold Kendrick, who was on the La Verne Planning Commission for 15 years and inspired the spirit of service in his offspring. Don gets things done, is trustworthy and dependable and always demonstrates duty to God, family, country and community.”

Dr. Eugene St. Clair, retired physician


“I’ve witnessed Don Kendrick’s immeasurable contributions to the quality of life in La Verne. Championing the educational and personal development of La Verne, San Dimas and Inland Valley children and families, he founded the Hands on History program for Bonita Unified School District third-graders to have hands-on experiences for California history studies. He also founded the Career and Technical Education Center as part of Fairplex Learning Centers for area high school teens to take vocational educational, technological and career skills development classes. His character and moral compass are impeccable. I am proud to know and support this humble man who is so deserving of our respect and administration.”

Reggie Webb, Webb Family Enterprises chairman, University of La Verne Board of Trustees member


“The city of La Verne is thriving under Mayor Don Kendrick’s leadership. His dedicated leadership to the citizens is evidenced by the success the city has enjoyed during his tenures as a councilman and mayor. I enthusiastically endorse his re-election as mayor of La Verne.”

Rosanne Bader, Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees president


“We support Don Kendrick’s re-election as La Verne’s mayor because his proven leadership, team work and dependability have made our city an enjoyable place to live.”

Jack and Bernice Russi, La Verne community activists


“Serving with Mayor Kendrick on the City Council and previously La Verne Planning Commission has been a privilege. As a strategic thinking planner, he looks to the future and growth with a conscience and never abandons our hometown values.”

La Verne City Councilman Charlie Rosales


“I’ve known and admired Don Kendrick for most of my life, first meeting him when we were both boys. As a La Verne policeman for 35 years, the last 13 as police chief, I was encouraged by his continuing support to the police and fire departments and the city’s public safety. I don’t know anyone who loves La Verne more than Don. I encourage others to join me in voting for Mayor Kendrick’s re-election so he can continue to help make La Verne a great place to live. I have no doubt he is the best candidate.”

Ron Ingels, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s liaison to municipal police chiefs and Sheriff’s commanders in Los Angeles County, and retired La Verne police chief


“Mayor Kendrick exemplifies the small-town values La Verne residents cherish. La Verne is fiscally sound, enjoys higher safety and lower crime rates and boasts stellar police and fire departments due in large part to Mayor Kendrick’s leadership.”

John Breaux, retired La Verne fire chief


“There are many things that make Don Kendrick an effective leader. His ability to see the best qualities in a person and put that person in a position to be most successful and his lack of fear in making tough decisions are among the most obvious ones. He always bases his decisions on what is best for La Verne, even if those decisions aren’t the most popular or comfortable choices. His choices are based on what he feels is best for the city and the most citizens.”

Mike Riggs, Ramona Middle School athletic director


“Mayor Kendrick has been a long-time hands-on supporter of the La Verne Historical Society and regularly attends historical bronze marker dedications and other society-sponsored events. He understands the importance of preserving and supporting the history of La Verne. He provides critical leadership that respects the values of others and improves the quality of community life.”

Sherry Best, La Verne Historical Society president


“I’ve been a local business owner for more than 25 years. As a businessman and resident, I have known Don to be a good man who cares very much for this city. He has done an excellent job in my opinion and I see no reason why it’s in La Verne’s best interest to make a change in the leadership of this city.”

George Henderson, Henderson Insurance owner


“I’m voting for Mayor Don Kendrick’s re-election because Don is an experienced and proven leader who is always willing to battle for a better La Verne.”

Chris Lancaster, La Verne resident and former mayor of Covina


“Don has always been sincere in his endeavors and takes everyone’s feelings to heart. He always looks at the big picture for the city of La Verne and acts accordingly.”

Brian Bowcock, Three Valleys Water District


“Don Kendrick is my choice for mayor of La Verne. During his past terms he has demonstrated the ability to bring the city forward fiscally after the economic downturn of 2008. The financial strength of the city today is a testament to his leadership. His passionate love of the city is exhibited in the strength of his decisions. He has the proven skills to keep the city moving forward.”

Dr. Peggy Redman, University of La Verne education emerita professor and inaugural La Fetra Family Endowed Chair for Excellence in Teaching and Service


“Upon Jon Blickenstaff’s retirement, Don Kendrick was elected to assume the duties of mayor and has served with dedication and distinction. Mayor Kendrick has led the city through some very difficult fiscal times and worked tirelessly to maintain public safety services and the quality of community life. La Verne citizens are fortunate to have him as mayor and should re-elect Mayor Kendrick.”

Marty Lomeli, retired La Verne city manager


“During the 20 years I’ve known Mayor Don Kendrick the one thing always apparent is that he puts La Verne and its residents’ safety and welfare among his first political and personal priorities. His love of the city plays the most significant role in his commitment to help keep it the great place it is and always has been.”

Dale Coleman, Fairplex vice president of business, growth and development


“I worked very closely with Don Kendrick as president/chief executive officer of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. Always a community activist, Don cares about everything and everybody in La Verne and can be trusted to make sure that La Verne continues to grow and prosper.”

Brian McNerney, retired La Verne Chamber of Commerce president/chief executive officer


“I have had the privilege of working with Mayor Kendrick for many years. I appreciate his passion for the city of La Verne. He listens, asks the right questions and always makes decisions in the best interests of La Verne and its residents. The future is bright with Don at the helm.”

Dr. Stephen Morgan, retired University of La Verne president


“We are pleased to endorse Don Kendrick for re-election as mayor. Don has proven his continued commitment to all the citizens of La Verne. His service has shown his ability to move forward while maintaining his integrity and small-town values.”

Jeff Dye, retired Pomona police officer, and Donna Dye


“I was honored to work and volunteer for the city of La Verne during his tenure as a councilman and later mayor. He is a man of great integrity with a heart dedicated to service, especially in the community he truly loves. He has followed through on every promise and commitment without question. La Verne is lucky to have such dedication, honesty and sincere, unselfish generosity from their mayor.”

Jeannette Vagnozzi, University of La Verne adjunct professor and Upland deputy city manager


“Mayor Kendrick has been a huge supporter of Veterans of Foreign Wars Band of Brothers Post 12034 in La Verne, helping us be designated one of the best VFW posts in California. He has attended and supported every Memorial Day and Veterans Day program and supported veterans, the municipal military banner program, La Verne Veterans Memorial and the upgrading of La Verne Veterans Hall. He helped make our post a pivotal place for veterans and military families in La Verne and the region.”

Ret. Army Sergeant First Class Reginald L. Mitchell, VFW Post 12034 commander


“Mayor Kendrick has consistently demonstrated devotion to his duties as La Verne’s mayor and done so with integrity, compassion, knowledge and confidence. Active listening and collaboration skills are among Don’s many strengths. His leadership and support of programs for youth and the elderly have endeared him to many educators and families. Above all, Don’s honesty and adherence to moral and ethical principles create strong community respect and trust in his governing skills.”

Pam Richardson, Bonita Unified School District speech and language pathologist


“Mayor Don Kendrick embodies the very best qualities of trust, integrity, strength and humility. He is a leader who promotes governmental transparency and who cares about the well-being and protection of all of his constituents. La Verne is blessed to have Don’s passion, class and vision, all qualities which enhance safety, security and economic vitality for us all.”

Gilbert Ivey, president/chief executive officer Gilbert F. Ivey and Associates and retired Metropolitan Water District chief operating officer


“Mayor Don Kendrick is one of the most valuable and respected volunteer leaders at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He serves as first vice chairman of the PVHMC Foundation Board. In that role, he exemplifies the outstanding character and passion for the hospital and motivates his fellow board members and our associates. He has been a tireless champion for the hospital in the city of La Verne, especially with the planned opening of our newest Pomona Valley Health Center in late 2017. The hospital is honored to have such an energetic visionary as Mayor Kendrick on our team.”

Richard Yocum


 

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