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San Mateo County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
Board Member; Menlo Park Fire Protection District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jan 15 5:15pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (66/66)
25.4% Voter Turnout (91,335/359,535)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Peter F. Carpenter Click here for more information about this candidate 4,904 votes 23.0%

  • Occupation: Corporate Officer / Director
  • Founder, Mission and Values Institute
  • Director, Menlo Park Fire Protection District 2001-2009, 2010 -2011
  • Director, Annual Reviews, Inc.
  • Univ of Chicago, MBA
  • Harvard, AB
  • Smokejumper, US Forest Service
  • Ensure that the District remains financially solvent
  • Reach negotiated agreement with firefighters' union
  • Maintain superior fire and medical responses
Charles D. "Chuck" Bernstein Click here for more information about this candidate 4,577 votes 21.4%
  • Occupation: Business Executive, Educator
  • President, CEO, Early Learning Institute, Palo Alto, CA
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • PhD, Stanford University
  • AB, Princeton University
  • MP Fire Chief Appointee: MPFPD CERT Advisory Board, Elected Secretary
  • Active Volunteer: Willows Citizen Patrol, Scouting, AYSO, Little League, Elks Lodge
  • Balance the Budget
  • Preserve and Expand Services
  • Finalize a Contract
Rexford Ianson Click here for more information about this candidate 4,383 votes 20.5%
  • Occupation: Incumbent / Retired Firefighter
  • 8 year service on Fire Board
  • Retired Firefighter- 36 years
  • Degree Fire Science
  • California State Teaching credential- lifetime
  • California State Fire Marshall Instructor
  • FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Instructor
  • Maintain present budget priorties and reserves
  • Reach negotiated agreement with Fire District employees
  • Improve community service delivery
Jack Nelson Click here for more information about this candidate 3,900 votes 18.3%
  • Occupation: Incumbent / Vice President, Menlo Park Fire District
  • Chair, Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Fire District Liaison, City of Menlo Park
  • Menlo Park Police Advisory Committee
  • CERT Trainer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Former Training Officer & Volunteer Firefighter
  • Degrees in Business/Finance & Fire Science
  • Ensure a high standard of service while operating within a balanced budget
  • Maintain appropriate emergency preparedness resources for the community
  • Find cost savings through innovation, utilizing new technology
Carolyn Clarke Click here for more information about this candidate 3,582 votes 16.8%
  • Occupation: Menlo Park Housing Commissioner
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Accounting
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • San Mateo County, Measure A Oversight Committee Member
  • Menlo Park Housing Element Steering Committee Member
  • Menlo Park Las Pulgas Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Continue to be fiscally conservative with taxpayers' dollars, while ensuring excellent protection for residents.
  • Maintain state of the art equipment and superior fire and medical responses.
  • Reach a negotiated agreement with firefighters' union and plan for future financial expenditures.

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.

Candidate Forums

  • Candidates' Forum
  • video of forum
  • Thursday, 10 October
  • 7:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel, Menlo Park
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