Walt Keller



Occupation: Retired aerospace engineer

Bio: Walt Keller was the leader in gaining cityhood for Malibu. He then became the city’s first mayor. Keller lost a council re-election bid council in 1994, but returned with a victory in the 1996 election. He was defeated again in 2000. Keller said he is running because the current council has become just like the county government prior to cityhood. He was opposed to Measure M. Keller moved to Malibu in 1961.

Major endorsements: Former planning commissioners Richard Carrigan and Robert Adler, Former mayors Jeff Kramer and Carolyn Van Horn, Malibu CAN, Save Open Space, Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Quote: “Something needs to be done about a council that is more dedicated to serving developers than it is the residents of Malibu.”