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. He currently serves as the chair of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee, and as a member of the Strategic Plan Committee, Transportation Committee, and Federal Legislative Advocacy Special Standing Committee. He also serves as the chair of the Armed Forces Day Special Standing Committee. Kurt Weideman is the Voting Delegate for the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), and Alternate Liaison for the Sister City Association. Previously, Councilman Weideman was the chair of the Transportation Committee, a member of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee, and the Armed Forces Day 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.