Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Del Rey Neighborhood Council candidates that Patch will be running leading up to the election.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
If I am voted in, my priorities lay with the residents and business owners in Del Rey Area H. Community Safety, Education, and Development are my top three concerns.
Who are your primary supporters?
The stakeholders of Del Rey Area H.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
The development of Del Rey, and adjacent areas. My goal is to preserve and increase the value of property in Del Rey.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
I grew up in Del Rey. I've seen many changes to our community over the years. I love the ocean and would like to see preservation of the wetlands. I enjoy riding my beach cruiser along Ballona Creek to the beach, running along the bluff between Playa Vista and Westchester, working out at the Equinox MDR, working on my 1965 Chevy C-10, eating at Pepe's Tacos, Asaya, Centinela Cafe, and Marina Farms. My favorite way of getting creative energy out is to cook and create original dishes. Previously employed by LAUSD, I've worked at many of the local elementary schools. Now self-employed, selling Real Estate for the past two years. I am a Boardmember of the Del Rey Residents Association, Member of the Bonsai Club at the Venice Japanese Community Center (VJCC), Eagle Scout from Troop 764 (VJCC), Member of the Asian Business Association (ABA), Member of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AAREA).
Why did you decide to run?
My decision to run is based on my belief of giving back to the community. I grew up in Del Rey, and I would like our Neighborhood Council to be represented by locals who have a pulse on the community.
Cory Watkins-Suzuki is running for Area H Director, a two-year term. To read more candidate profiles, click here.