Leilani Kimmel-Dagostino (second from right), a candidate for Torrance City Council next year, held a campaign fundraiser on Sept. 24 at the Depot Restaurant in Torrance. She is pictured with (from left) Terry Raggins, Torrance Unified School District board member; Terry Furey, wife of Mayor Pat Furey and Torrance Education Foundation board member; and Terri Nishimura, president of Pediatric Therapy Network.
Kimmel-Dagostino, whose maternal grandparents came from Japan, has said the council needs Asian Pacific American representation. Her civic experience includes chairing the Torrance Commission on Aging. She ran for the council last year and finished fifth out of 16 candidates.
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