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City of GardenaCandidate for City Clerk

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Mina Semenza

City Clerk
5,006 votes (100%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to operate City Clerk's Office with high standards, professionalism, transparency and excellent customer service.
  • Provide access to Public Records in efficient, timely manner. Conduct Municipal Elections ethically and competently
  • Continue to digitize and modernize operations within the City Clerk's Office.



Profession:City Clerk
Realtor, Ken Nakaoka Real Estate (2005–current)
City Clerk, City of Gardena — Elected position (2013–current)


El Camino College A.A. Degree, General Studies (2003)



Elected to the office of City Clerk in March 2013, Mina has a long history of leadership and community service. She has served as Chair of the Planning Commission, member of the Human Services Commission, President of the Gardena Valley YWCA, and continues to be involved as a leader of our Neighborhood Watch Program. Mina grew up in Gardena, attended local schools and is a graduate of El Camino College.


She is member of the California City Clerks Association and the International Institute of Municipal City Clerks. Mina is an active California licensed Realtor in Gardena and the South Bay, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the South Bay Association of Realtors, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, and Director of the California Association of Realtors.

Mina has been honored for her outstanding contributions to the community and her industry. In March 2014 she was recognized by the California State Assembly as Woman of the Year; in 2015 she was selected by her peers as the recipient of the prestigious Realtor of the Year award, and in 2016 The Gardena Valley YWCA honored her with the Crimson Award. 

Mina has worked tirelessly over the past 4 years earning your trust and is faithfully dedicated to continue to serve the residents of Gardena. She is humbled and appreciative of the community's support. 



Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Mina Semenza’s core principle is to make a positive contribution where possible.  She continues to work to ensure that the Office operates with high standards, professionalism, and transparency. 

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