4 in running for 2 seats on La Puente council

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There are two open seats in La Puente’s November City Council race, and only four people running.

Incumbents Lola Storing and Louie Lujan will face former Councilwoman Renee Chavez and former council hopeful David Argudo in the Nov. 3 election. Lujan is currently under investigation by the District Attorney’s office over allegations of campaign finance violations. 

Moving on to Argudo — he’s a business owner and La Puente High School graduate. He ran for council in 2007, but lost to Councilman John Solis by just 27 votes.

He sent this press release out earlier this week —

ARGUDO release.doc

Then there’s Chavez, who fought to keep her seat on the council in 2007, but also lost coming in at 94 votes behind Solis. Chavez also ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic ticket for the 57th Assembly District seat in 2006, but lost to Ed Hernandez. At the time, she was trying to fill the seat being vacated by her husband, Ed Chavez, who was termed out.

Should be an interesting race.

  • Anonymous

    So which office is Lujan running for? City Council or Assembly?

  • Anonymous

    Argudo needs to worry about his IRS Tax problem before City Council.

  • Relay for Life Participant

    We were on David Argudo’s team for Relay for Life. He is a liar and a cheat. He claimed to raise all this money but never bothered to tell anyone that non of his donations ever came in.

    No one on the Relay team liked this guy in charge because of his attitude and bizarre behavior.

    I have cancer survivors in my family and wanted to help a good cause. When this guy got involved, it was clear that he was using the event and our cancer survivors for his political gain.

    Everyone involved in the relay will never vote for this arrogant liar.

  • la puente property owner

    I agree, Argudo is no good for the community. He showed up drunk t oa couple of the Relay for Life meetings. Then he had the nerve to drive home that way. La Puente does not need him, ever!!!!

  • LP Old Timer

    If this was Texas Hold ‘Em Poker I’d fold my hand, it’s a loser. If Lujan can’t keep his campaign finances right, how can he lead a city. Storing doesn’t know what she is voting on most of the time, Rene Chavez is a puppet who did nothing in 4 years and Argudo is a bad guy as described in other comments. This is one of those cases where I’d like to vote “none of the above!”

  • eye in the ske

    Let’s get rid of that punk thug Solis also.

  • eye in the sky

    I agree. That dummy, thug, and punk Solis must go also. Does this guy even know how to speak and write? Someone once said that Solis printed his high school diploma back in the day. I do not believe this passed the sixth grade by the way he speaks. He is nothing more than a thug and a wannbe politician. Good luck city of la puente with these losers.

  • Concern WEst Covina

    West Covina – November 3rd vote NO to all
    incumbents….

  • West Covina Resident

    If you want to lower the IQ down of the West Covina City Council, I would agree with Concern WEst Covina. Two of the three running aganist the Incumbents are Un-Employed so that would give a majority to Mayor Roger Hernandez who is also Un-Employed. Three Um-Employed Councilmembers that would be a first, I hoping for a different outcome let’s keep the 3 we know over the other 3 we don’t know!

  • Anonymous

    Concerned:

    How can you issue a blanket statement to vote no to all incumbents.

    Even if the incumbents have issues, it doesn’t appear that the challengers are any better. Sometimes, change for change’s sake is worse than doing nothing.

  • Another Relay Participant

    You obviously could not have been a part of Relay La Puente OR you would have witnessed Leadership led by example. Go to http://www.relayforlife/lapuenteca and let the facts speak for themselves.

    Argudo was a top contributor. Most of the top participants and teams came from his efforts. He challenged his committee, participants and teams as he pushed hard to try and achieve and break all previous records. Relay raised $38,000.00 dollars.

    At the City council meeting he publically challenged the City of La Puente to become more active participants and form a team. Listen to the City Council audios, witness first hand Argudo at work.
    The City of La Puente came in first place, raising thousands of dollars.
    I say the City of La Puente needs leaders that are business minded, solution oriented and just plain HARD Workers!!!!!

  • Concerned

    I believe you meant to say
    “Change is on it’s way” and David E. Argudo is the change we need.

  • La Puente Resident

    David Argudo is a good person and in a politically charged environment all great people will be attacked.
    He has done well for our community.
    He helped us rally and protest when the City would not listen.
    After two years, the light on Sunkist finally went up!!!
    That young boy who lost his life will Never Be Forgotten…

  • La Puente Resident

    David Argudo is an intelligent, visionary, experienced, business oriented, and most importantly community focused man.

    Keep up the good work David, We will Vote for you….

  • LP Resident

    We were on David Argudo’s team for Relay for Life. He is a liar and a cheat. He claimed to raise all this money but never bothered to tell anyone that non of his donations ever came in.

    No one on the Relay team liked this guy in charge because of his attitude and bizarre behavior.

    I have cancer survivors in my family and wanted to help a good cause. When this guy got involved, it was clear that he was using the event and our cancer survivors for his political gain.

    Everyone involved in the relay will never vote for this arrogant liar.

  • Long Time LP Voter

    I went to school with this guy. David Argudo is a liar and a tax cheat. Has anyone looked in to his IRS tax probe? The IRS is after him for tax evasion.

    Argudo lied about the money he raised for the Relay for life. He lied about his taxes.

    He is emotionally unstable, a liar and a sketchy character. For example, he runs an illegal “day care” center from his house.

    David, we will not vote for you. You are an arrogant, self centered person who does not care about our community or your sketchy business activities.

  • Concerned La Puente Residents

    These Argudo comments are true. As a relay for life participant we trusted David to account for ALL MONEY that was raised by ALL the workers.

    He ran with the credit after WE DID all the work.

    I was liking this guy in the beginning, but not anymore. I do not trust him.

    All you have to do is look at this guy and talk to him to see the SKETCHY VIBE he gives off.

    DO NOT TRUST DAVID ARGUDO.

  • LP 4 eva

    This should be an interesting race between Argudo Chavez, Lujan ans Storing.

    Chavez’s record is 1-3. She Lost her first race to Council, won her second, lost her Assembly race, then lost her re-election bid. She is done. Seems like the Chavez’s just want “in” somewhere. We are tired of them.

    Argudo is not very well liked, is considered arrogant, a drunk and is being probed by the IRS for tax evasion and Lujan has accounting troubles.

    Then there is Storing who doesn’t even know she is there.

    None of the Above.

  • Concern West Covina said:

    November 3rd Vote NO to all incumbents.

    Yes say NO to the West Covina Gang of Four…

    Go to the West Covina Council meetings and you’ll see why…..Check the Gang Of Four voting records……

    Check the current Councilmembers educational credentials. You’ll see who is the Man…..

    No to corruption…No to the Gang of Four….

  • Semper Fi

    David Argudo:
    You had the guts to be a Marine and you put your life on the line for all these haters………
    You belong in City Hall.

    Keep the Marine mentality and kick some b….

    Semper Fi.

  • Just The Facts

    Concern West Covina yes check the facts for yourself. Four councilmembers have a job and have had one since they were in High School. Mayor Roger Hernandez 34 years old and still no job! Councilmember Steve Herfert has a College Degree from Cal Poly Pomona, so does Councilmember Sherri Lane she also has a College Degree from Cal Poly Pomona. Councilmember Michael Touhey attended Azusa Pacific and Biola Universities. The difference Steve, Sherri and Michael worked and paid there own way through College, Mayor Roger Hernandez had the Taxpayers of West Covina pay his way! Mayor Hernandez is a professional student, some of the residents in West Covina have to work so the City of West Covina can pay Mayor Roger Hernandez’s College tution. Employees took a pay cut but Mayor Roger Hernandez had his College Tution paid, Roger reimburse the City to help out the employees and quit traveling on the Taxpayer’s dime. Share some of the pain, you alraedy act like a Assemblymember. Concern West Covina, four Councilmembers own there houses here and Mayor Roger Hernandez lives in a condo provided by his mother. Does The Mayor Roger Hernandez pay any of his own bills?

  • LP Oldtimer and Volunteer

    Davod Argudo does not belong at City Hall, instead he owes us all an apology. The entire community and people who believed that he was in the American Cancer Society for the right reasons.

    When he lied to us about how much money he raised and took all the credit for our accomplishments. No wonder the IRS is after him and his business.

    Ill never forget the day he started crying and yelling at one of our meetings because we did not “understand” him.

    He needs a good ass kicking. We need an apology. He is arrogant and self centered.

  • La Puente Resident

    Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds.- Albert Einstein

  • LP RESIDENT

    David Argudo is not under an IRS probe. He does a great deal for the community…..the question you should all ask yourself is: Am I doing as much for my community as David Argudo?

    Probably not!

  • David Argudo tied to Corrupt WC Mayor

    LP Oldtimer and Volunteer said:

    David Argudo does not belong at City Hall, instead he owes us all an apology. The entire community and people who believed that he was in the American Cancer Society for the right reasons.

    He has been spotted with Corrupt Mayor Roger Hernandez of West Covina. Interesting how corruption seems to follow this guy around.

    When he lied to us about how much money he raised and took all the credit for our accomplishments. No wonder the IRS is after him and his business.

    Ill never forget the day he started crying and yelling at one of our meetings because we did not “understand” him.

    He needs a good ass kicking. We need an apology. He is arrogant and self centered.

  • eye in the sky

    Argudo is a tax cheat, a drunk, a liar, operates an illegal business out of his mom’s garage, and…should I even go any further with this guy? Lola is from the Jurrasic era and needs to go the way of the dinosaur. Ed Chavez needs to find a job and stop trying to place his wife in office. Louie needs to remove himself from office, and then hang out with the “Big Hommies” so they can teach him how to be a real crook.

  • LP Resident

    Argudo is a great aggressive canidate for the city of La Puente. David is taking charge and is trying to make La Puente a better place. To everyone doubting him, what are you doing for our community? David, forget the haters, keep up the good work! You have my vote.

  • eye in the sky

    Why are fools trying to speak good about that punk Argudo when he has never did anything for the city? The only thing you need to do is look around your city and you will discover that nothing has been done since the 1950s.

    Argudo, Lola, Nadia, Holloway, Solis, Louie, Ed & Rene are a bunch of losers!

    Hey “LP Resident”, what you need to do is pick up all the trash around your dirty city so it can look somewhat clean. It is disgusting driving through your city with all the junk cars and junk houses that make up the “CITY OF LA PUENTE!” Go to hell you loser!

  • Eye in the Sky

    Argudo is a tax cheat, a drunk, a liar, operates an illegal business out of his mom’s garage.

  • He

    Eye in the Sky has their foot up their pie.

  • She said

    Eye in the Sky has their foot in your moms pie.

  • He said about She

    Lesbian!

  • Anonymous

    Argudo is a tax cheat, a drunk, a liar, operates an illegal business out of his mom’s garage.

  • AmericanCancerSociety

    David Argudo has a illegitimate love child up north. When he was in college it happened.

    We hear that he has a child up north and does not acknowledge it. More will come out from our American Cancer Society Board Members in coming weeks.

    Concerned Board Member,
    American Cancer Society

  • La Puente Resident

    How low sub human beings will go, to use the American Cancer Society as your back drop to spread your latest round table gossip.

    Using “children” defines your character.

    Pick your topics carefully, TRY ON dignity and respect. If in fact the American Cancer Society is backing this kind of BASHING of character,

    NO FURTHUR DONATIONS FROM ANYONE I KNOW!!!!

  • False Representation

    The American Cancer Society and its staff do not advocate nor support the slander/libel of another individual. The person posting this information as a “board member” for the Society does not represent the views and charater of the organization. This type of misrepresentation is highly inappropriate

  • La Puente resident and Relay for life participant

    David Argudo is the change in City Hall we need. He was an asset to Relay for Life. He is not a cheat or liar, he is a hard worker and helps people in a genuine way. It’s a shame that jealous, ego-driven idiots are trying to trash his campaign. Good always prevails. Good luck David, you have our support.

  • Anonymous

    David Argudo has a love child up north with a girl he went to college with. He also started to date a women from the American Cancer Society a few months ago when we were all on the committee with him. The woman (who I will not name) did not know he was married…because he DID NOT tell her. When his wife found out, all hell broke loose in the Argudo home (which by the way needs a cleaning and weeds pulled).

    The man is a liar, and a cheat.

    He tried to take all the credit for raising all the money that WE worked hard to raise. WE the regular people, did all his work for him. Now, he is taking credit for all if it.

    He is a man full of problems with the law and the IRS. His “business” if you really want to call it that is being probed by the IRS for failing to pay taxes and claiming workers.

    We don’t need this man anywhere near our daughters, city hall, or the community.

  • LP Old Town Business Owner

    I do not wish to make my name public. However, I own a business here in downtown La Puente.

    I was a former Argudo supporter until I found out that he is approaching business owners and telling them that unless we give him money for his campaign, he will not not support our association.

    I am not against the man asking for money, but I am against him asking for $5000 and then saying that he will not work with him unless we “support” him.

    Mr. Argudo owes our Association an apology. Mr Argudo, you know when our meetings are. We look forward to seeing you there. Explanation in hand.

  • http://twitter.com/xmenchick Danielle Gonzales

    When I see who everyone is on here I will listen to your bashing of the candidates. These comments all seem rigged and have someone corrupting even these. Why bother reading all these liars. Call up the candidates yourself and go from there. David Argudo is at least willing to talk to everyone who asks to talk to him, when have any of the others? I’m voting for David because he WANTS to make a difference AND he HAS.