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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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City of GardenaCandidate for City Council

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Rodney G. Tanaka

Pastor/Retired Policeman
2,747 votes (27.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strive to keep the city moving in a forward direction, not become comfortable and stagnant because of our A+ conditions.
  • Public Safety is always a priority and our constituents must be made to feel safe through our positive contacts with police and fire personnel.
  • Making sure that the city promotes a desirable location for businesses to come and be a part of the growing community.



Profession:Retired Police Lieutenant/Licensed Pastor
Retired Police Lieutenant/Licensed Pastor, City of Gardena/Licensed through GVBC (1973–2004)


Talbot School of Theology and California State University Long Beach Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Science, Theology and Criminal Justice (2009)

Community Activities

Past President; Past Lt. Governor; 3X past president and current president., KIwanis Gardena Valley, Kiwanis International; Gardena Elks Lodge (1983–current)

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Featured Endorsements

  • Gardena Police Officer's Association, LACo Fire Fighter's Local 1014 and South Bay Daily Breeze

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