I have known City Council candidate Scott Wyant and his wife Leslie for over 30 years. We met as work mates, but quickly became best mates. Our close friendship has continued over the years, especially after my wife and I moved to Culver City in 2009.
I’d like to relay a story that will tell you a little about Scott’s character. Before moving to Culver City in 1990, I asked Scott why he chose to move to “The Heart of Screenland.” I clearly remember his answer to this day because it made quite an impression on me. Scott remarked that he wanted to live in a city in which he could have a say. A smaller municipality (as compared to LA) in which he could get to know the people who would not only determine the fate of the city, but also the direction of the Culver City schools (in which his young daughter Molly would be attending).
Over the years, I have personally seen Scott’s dedication to our city and its residents. As a member of the Planning Commission for the past 7 years, Scott spends many hours pouring over research materials, making sure he knows all the facts before making a decision. He also LISTENS to all constituents, whether they are residents, city employees or from the business community. And he listens to everyone – not just those who agree with him. It has always been my belief that great leaders LISTEN more than they TALK, and Scott does just that. He only wants what’s best for the city, and I’ve never known anyone who is more dedicated, fair, collaborative and hard-working than Scott Wyant.
I truly believe that Scott is a candidate who will represent ALL of Culver City, and he is truly ready to sit on the City Council. With his experience and knowledge, he’ll “hit the ground running” on his first day of office. My wife and I will be voting for Scott…a true friend and man of character.