Posted by Geoffrey Nadler on May 04, 2018

Speaker Frank Scotto

Our esteemed speaker  Frank Scotto is a local Torrance professional who has a deep history of service. He was born in Riverside in 1948 and his family moved to San Pedro and then Torrance. He was in the Military during the Vietnam War and continued on to public service throughout his life. He graduated from El Camino College and in 1974 went into the service station and Towing Industry. He recently sold his towing business after 42 years to pursue other business venues and political opportunities.  His started his civil service career by serving as commissioner on the Torrance Civil Service Commission in 1997 and was elected to the City Council of Torrance in 2000 and serving as Mayor Pro-tem then and in 2006 and 2010...

Frank’s involvement with the City of Torrance is not limited to his time as an elected official.  He was on the Board of Directors of the South Bay Police and Fire Memorial for twenty years and a founding member and the first chairperson of the Torrance Police Foundation.  He is currently involved in various non-profit organizations such as The Arts Council of Torrance, Torrance Sister City Association, The Torrance Rose Float Association, and the Chambers of Commerce of Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Lomita. Frank has been awarded several accolades including: the Member of the Year Award from the Lomita-Torrance Rotary Club, the Civilian Achievement Award from the Redondo Beach Police Department, the Honorary Service Award from the Torrance Parent-Teacher Association and the Jared Sidney Torrance Award from the City of Torrance. Frank still lives in Torrance with his wife of nearly fifty years, Cindy.  His vision of a Torrance being a desirable destination has been fulfilled with his two children and five grandchildren.  He values these honors to be evidence of his life committed to his community and country. He is a 40 year Rotarian and currently belongs to the West Torrance Rotary club that meets at the Double Tree Hotel on Wednesdays.
During Franks talk, he spoke about how California has many problems that are not being addressed by our current Government.  He is running to reform the State to fight higher taxes and cut costs such as the Bullet Train and other wasteful spending measures. He is concerned that businesses and people are leaving our state because of high taxes and costs and that our schools are not doing well in testing and are very expensive to run. California also has large unfunded pension liabilities that need to be addressed. He is very supportive of local control of government for land use decisions and regulation of business and is concerned with rising crime rates. He hopes that we support him during his campaign.