Venice Neighborhood Council Candidate: Max Sloan

Patch asked the VNC candidates a few questions to help voters decide in the Oct. 28 election.

Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Venice candidates.


What would you prioritize if you were voted in?

As a Community Officer, I would place emphasis on promoting local businesses that benefit Venice in the long run. I have an economic vision to maintain our dynamic neighborhood through supporting community-enhancing growth. 

We hold the honor of being the most popular beach in America, with more than 16 million annual visitors. My top priorities would be to foster a healthy ocean, a vibrant artistic culture and to improve our environmental record.


Who are your primary supporters? 

I was born and raised in West LA and have been living in Venice for the past six years. My primary supporters are my friends and family, who have championed my decision to run and are eager to help with my campaign. Additionally, I’m close with several local business owners and artists in the community who strongly support my vision for promoting community-enhancing economic growth.


What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position? 

As a lifelong surfer, cultivating a health beach is close to my heart. In the past, I’ve worked extensively with the local non-profit Heal the Bay on this mission. During my term in the VNC, I’d emphasize the protection and improvement of our ecosystem.


What's one thing most constituents don't know about you? 

I’m currently studying business at UCLA Anderson. Go Bruins!


Why did you decide to run?

Venice is a rapidly evolving community and it’s imperative that we maintain our unique culture in the face of change. I elected to run because I feel that now, more than ever, the younger residents need to take a more active role in determining the future of our neighborhood. If elected to the VNC, I would bring tremendous energy and commitment. As Community Officer, I would be a principled voice for my beliefs and for those around me.


Max Sloan is running for At-Large Community Officer on the Venice Neighborhood Council. To read more candidate profiles, click here.

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Anne Herlihy October 17, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I have known Max all of his life, and I can truly say that there could not be a better more committed and thoughtful candidate. If you care as deeply about your environment and the vibrancy of your community as I know he does, then please come out next Sunday afternoon to the Westmoreland school and cast your vote for Max Sloan.
Richard B October 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Protecting the environment is fantastic. What do you plan to do about the polluting and toxic Santa Monica Airport? The health and safety issues should be a priority.
Linda Lucks October 22, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Good Luck Max!
Karen Knowles Zuniga October 23, 2012 at 02:08 AM
As a longtime Venice resident and small business owner, there is no better candidate than Max Sloan. He will represent our Venice community with great integrity, commitment, intelligence and honesty. Please cast your vote Sunday for Max Sloan.


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