With about 100 days until Election Day, City Council candidates are taking different approaches to growing their support base in Menlo Park. Four candidates have started the paperwork necessary to run in the election*; two of those candidates are actively campaining.
Attorney is taking the more traditional route of gaining endorsements from other individuals who have political clout within the community. The Mueller for Council campaign announced it now has San Mateo County Superivsor endorsement, which highlights the reciprocation that takes place in the San Mateo County political scene. Mueller called voters from during Pine's run for Supervisors in April 2011. Mueller's campaign has gained dozens of endorsements recently, all of which you can find on his website.
Mueller's site lists the following three things as top priority:
- Restoring Vibrancy
- Building Community
- Strengthening Menlo Park's Financial Health
On Firefighter Dave Bragg's website, you'll find a more grass roots endeavor. Bragg's website doesn't have an endorsements page, although it has many photos of him playing well with others, which provides a point of comparison. Next to a photo of him leaning against a fire truck, is a photo of him with his fellow soldiers before being deployed to Kuwait. In another he is celebrating a game with his . Yet another shows him cycling through Menlo Park on an ride to identify the to get to Bedwell Bayfront Park.
site lists the following issues as top priority:
- Improve our Community
- Invest in Local Business
- Increase our Safety
- Encourage our Children
- Support our Elderly and Veterans
Candidate Andrew Cohen's campaign does not have a City Council 2012 website yet.
Which campaign resonates with you?
*As of Friday, Andrew Cohen has pulled, but not filed paperwork to run . Kelly Fergusson is officially running in the race, according to the city' clerk's office. Carolyn Clarke has publicly expressed interest in running. Clarke has not visited the city clerk's office to do the paperwork yet, according to the city clerk's office.