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San Mateo County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Council Member; City of Menlo Park Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jan 6 3:01pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (21/21)
65.3% Voter Turnout (226,259/346,516)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Peter I. Ohtaki Click here for more information about this candidate 6,097 votes 22.1%

  • Occupation: Executive Director, Disaster Preparedness Non-Profit
  • Board President, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Former CFO of high-tech company
  • Former Mid-Peninsula Water District Board Director
  • Stanford M.B.A.
  • Harvard B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude
  • Grew up in Menlo Park: La Entrada, Woodside HS grad
  • Balance Menlo Park's budget and restore fiscal responsibility
  • Develop El Camino Real, preserve downtown Santa Cruz Ave. small-town character
  • Disaster preparedness and community resiliency
Kirsten Keith Click here for more information about this candidate 5,594 votes 20.3%
  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner, Mother, Attorney
  • J.D. GGU School of Law / B.A. Political Science: UCSB
  • 2004-2010 : Planning Commissioner, Menlo Park, 2007 Chair
  • 2002-2004 : Housing Commissioner, Menlo Park
  • 2000-2002 : Mediation Commissioner, Menlo Park
  • 1998-2001 : Battered Women's Service Agency, Board Member
  • 1996-2004 : Commission on the Status of Women, County Commissioner
  • Revitalize the downtown area and eliminate blight on El Camino.
  • Balance the budget by cutting spending.
  • Protect the interests of our residents regarding high speed rail.
Richard A. Cline Click here for more information about this candidate 5,245 votes 19.0%
  • Occupation: Mayor/Business Owner
  • Chair, Peninsula Cities Consortium on High Speed Rail
  • Co-founder and President, Voce Communications
  • Council Representative on High Speed Rail
  • Council Representative on Finance and Audit Subcommittee
  • City Representative, Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Soccer and Baseball Coach and Five-year Parks Commissioner
  • Long-term Strategic Planning (ECR/Downtown Plan, Business Acceleration Team in M2)
  • Sustainable Fiscal Future for Menlo Park
  • Small Town Quality of Life Preservation
Heyward Robinson Click here for more information about this candidate 4,871 votes 17.7%
  • Occupation: City Council Member
  • Chair, San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
  • Senior Scientist, SRI International
  • Ph.D., Materials Science, Stanford University
  • Youth Sports Coach and Referee
  • Eagle Scout
  • Menlo Park Environmental Award Recipient
  • Reinvigorate downtown and El Camino
  • Prevent High Speed Rail from dividing Menlo Park in two
  • Eliminate the city's structural budget deficit
Chuck Bernstein Click here for more information about this candidate 3,864 votes 14.0%
  • Occupation: Educator/Business Owner
  • Menlo Park Budget Advisory Committee
  • Menlo Park Residential Review Task Force
  • Child Care Task Forces
  • California State Commission on Special Education
  • TheatreWorks
  • AB, Princeton University; PhD and MBA, Stanford University
  • Fiscal Restraint & Integrity
  • Responsible Development
  • Accessible & Open Government
Russell Peterson Click here for more information about this candidate 1,925 votes 7.0%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Former Part-Time Teacher
  • Ex-Navy, Nuclear Engineering Officer
  • Fiscally sound and sustainable budget - for services and pension liabilities.
  • Development focused on El Camino corridor but with limited heights.
  • Protecting and enhancing our City without adverse impact to schools.

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Candidate Forums

  • Community Media Center video
  • Candidates' Forum Wednesday, 29 September - 7 pm
  • Menlo Park City Council Chambers,
  • 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park
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