Kurt Weideman was appointed to the Torrance City Council in July, 2013 to fill the vacancy left when Susan M. Rhilinger retired. He was elected to the City Council on June 3, 2014.
Kurt Weideman currently serves as the chair of the Finance and Governmental Operations Committee, and as a member of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee, the Transportation Committee and the Special Standing Federal Legislative Advocacy Committee. He is the Voting Delegate for the West Vector Control District of Los Angeles County and the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG).
He previously served as the chair of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee, and as a member of the Strategic Plan Committee. He also served as the chair of the Armed Forces Day Special Standing Committee.
Prior to his appointment to the City Council, Kurt Weideman served on the Torrance Planning Commission from 2006 through 2013. He was appointed by the City Council to serve as the Torrance business community representative on the Carson/Lomita/Torrance Work Force Investment Board (1996 through 2006). Kurt was appointed by the El Camino College Board of Trustees to serve as the first chairman of the ECC Measure E Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.
Kurt's contributions to the community include active involvement in such civic organizations as the Torrance Historical Society (three terms as president), the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation (two terms as president), the Torrance Public Library Foundation, and the North Torrance Homeowners Association.
In 2006, after a 26-year career, Kurt retired as a Vice President and General Manager of Lisi (Hi-Shear), a local aerospace firm.
Kurt is married to Sue Golden, and they have four children and five grandchildren.