Who's Santa Monica's Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named President Obama its person of the year for the second time. Tell us who you think should win from our town!

On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Obama its Person of the Year, again.

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. But, the president took the title again four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008.

But who cares about the same-old, same-old? Who is Santa Monica’s Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse”?

Tell us your pick and why he or she should be Santa Monica’s Person of the Year by Monday, Dec. 31, in the comment section below.

Ellen Brennan December 31, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Kevin McKeown has my vote for all the reasons stated above. He has consistently proved that he believes that Santa Monica City government should be for the benefits of residents. He's been there for us for years. He listens. He responds. He actually reads the documents produced by the City Staff and consultants. He's prepared. He follows his conscience, not party dictates. He has integrity.and the respect of residents. That's why he consistently gets the most votes in election after election. He fights for sane development that will benefit residents and not cause the city to implode. He's definitely my man of the year.
Zina Josephs December 31, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Councilmember Kevin McKeown gets my vote. He is the most knowledgeable, hardest-working member of the City Council, and he ably represents the residents of Santa Monica, i.e., the people who vote him into office time after time.
Amy Aukstikalnis December 31, 2012 at 09:39 PM
City Councilman Kevin McKeown also has my vote for Santa Monica Person of the Year. He is a true public servant and has worked and continues to work tirelessly and with integrity for the people of Santa Monica and for the betterment of our community.
Brenda Barnes December 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Yes, Zina, so how about three more?
Tom hays January 01, 2013 at 02:41 AM
The entire former city council for protecting our constitutional right of separation of church and state.


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