April 10, 2018 -- I would like to thank the people of Sierra Madre for their thoughtful consideration my candidacy. It has been an honor for me to get to meet, and hear the concerns of, so many dedicated and caring people. We are lucky to have so many engaged citizens. While I was not successful in my bid for the City Council, I will continue to volunteer and serve the community in any way possible. I will also continue to be accessible and open to dialogue to all members of the Sierra Madre Family.
I want to also thank and congratulate Gene Goss, Rachelle Arizmendi and Denise Delmar. They have dedicated their time, expertise and passion to serve the City and deserve a lot of respect for all that they have accomplished. It has been a positive, respectful campaign on all sides and I thank them for that.
Finally I want to thank all of my supporters who helped throughout the campaign. Without them, I could not have taken this on. Their encouragement and support has been invaluable. And of course, my wife Julie and our sons have been extremely supportive. Running for office is a family endeavor. They get dragged into it whether they wanted to or not. I am so lucky to have a family that was willing to make this commitment with me. I love them very much.
Thank you all! It’s great to live in Sierra Madre!
About Andy – Andy Bencosme is the Managing Broker of Century 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre, CA. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Community Services Commission in Sierra Madre among other volunteer activities. Andy was born in Queens, NY and is the son of Dominican parents. Andy attended Queens College, where he earned a B.A. in History. Andy earned an MBA degree from Saint Leo University in Florida, where he was a High School Teacher in Marion County. Andy moved to California in 1997 and worked for the Internet Service Provider EarthLink managing their Technical Support Call Centers nationwide. In 2003, Andy moved into Real Estate full time and has been working for Century 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre since then.
Candidate for Sierra Madre City Council 2018