The Raymond Mueller for Menlo Park City Council campaign announced it gained an endorsement from Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-CA 21st District) this week, bringing the total number of faces on his support page to 45.
“I think he has the right set of skills,” Gordon said, when asked to discuss the reasons he had endorsed Mueller. “I like his values and I appreciate his previous civic engagement,” Gordon told Patch.
Coincidentally, Gordon was elected to his office in November 2010 during the same political season in which Mueller was appointed to Menlo Park’s Transportation Commission.
Since then, Mueller has advised the City Council in an official capacity on land use issues ranging from , to . This political season, he faces off against incumbent Kelly Fergusson, Housing Commissioner Carolyn Clarke, Firefighter David Bragg, and Parks & Recreation Commissioner M. Catherine Carlton for the two available seats on the City Council dais.
Mueller’s candidate statement says that his goal if election would be to “maintain and enhance Menlo Park’s status as the residential jewel of the Peninsula.”
“As a City Councilmember, I will work to protect Menlo Park’s aesthetic and natural environment, support our schools, and promote our small businesses,” Mueller writes on his webpage.
This political endorsement shines a spotlight on Mr. Mueller, who was one of the first to announce that he was running for the position. Mr. Gordon pointed out, however, that endorsements do not win elections.
“Good candidates win elections,” he said, adding that the person who is willing to work hard and align their vision with those of their potential constituents would be the person who ultimately emerges victorious.
Mueller said he was grateful to be endorsed by Mr. Gordon, who has also politically aligned himself with Shelly Masur.
“He is a thoughtful, talented, pragmatic policymaker, and a gentleman,” Mueller said. “I am thrilled to have received his vote of confidence in the Menlo Park City Council race,” he said.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
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