Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson announced July 15 that she plans to run for re-election to the Menlo Park City Council.
"I'm proud of my record, and I hope to continue to serve the residents of this diverse and delightful city," Ms. Fergusson said in a statement e-mailed to The Almanac.
She joins Mayor Andy Cohen as the only people to publicly declare plans to run for the two council seats up for election on Nov. 4. Mayor Cohen announced his intent to seek re-election in a May 22 interview with The Almanac.
Ms. Fergusson has taken out her council papers, but Mayor Cohen has not, said Interim City Clerk Sherry Kelly. No other people have taken out council papers, Ms. Kelly said. The candidate filing period opened July 14 and will close Aug. 8.
Ms. Fergusson and Mr. Cohen campaigned together and were elected in 2004.
Ms. Fergusson has pushed the council to address global warming at the local level. The council approved the creation of the Green Ribbon Citizens Committee when Ms. Fergusson was mayor in 2007.
She played a behind-the-scenes role in the 2005 reopening of Kepler's bookstore, and originally floated the idea of the city holding downtown block parties.
Ms. Fergusson was also a driving force behind the controversial proposal to use public funds to restore the Park Theatre.