This is the statement exactly as it will appear in the Voter Pamphlet, with additional photo. Campaign Statements are limited to 200 words.
I am currently Atherton’s Vice Mayor and a proud City Council member. It is an honor to represent the residents of Atherton. I am running for re-election because people deserve responsible, accountable, transparent government.
As your Council Member, I will:
Continue to manage town resources in a careful, fiscally conservative manner.
Insure resident focused government. . . Move forward to build an understated, attractive library near the train station with private funds . . . Maintain Atherton’s close, cooperative relationship with the police . . . Support important, long-neglected capital projects, including bike lanes, safe crossings on El Camino and a well cared for Holbrook-Palmer Park.
Increase community involvement. . . Seek resident involvement and ownership in the civic center design . . . Increase communication to obtain input on important Council decisions.
Build consensus among Council members and always respect differences of opinion . . . Contribute executive expertise to Council deliberations and process.
My relationship with Atherton began when visiting my grandparents, who lived for forty-three years in Lindenwood. After receiving a BA from Cal and JD from Harvard, I returned here to raise my children. I have worked in Silicon Valley as a business lawyer and software executive for twenty-eight years. I will listen to you and I want to represent your interests.
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