News


Atherton will have four candidates for three council seats in November

With the close of the filing period on Friday Aug. 8, Atherton has four City Council candidates for the Nov. 4 election, one more than the number of seats available.

Two incumbents are running: Bill Widmer, who is completing his first four-year term, and Rick DeGolia, who was elected to a one-year term last year to fill the seat left vacant when Jerry Carlson resigned because he was moving from Atherton.

The two other candidates have experience in Atherton town government. Rose Hau, an architect, is vice chair of the Civic Center Advisory Committee, and Mike Lempres, an attorney, is a member of the town's transportation and rail committees.

The council now has only four members. Jim Dobbie, whose term was to expire in November, resigned earlier this year due to poor health, and his unfilled seat is one of the three that voters will fill this fall. Mr. Dobbie died July 24.

Barbara Wood

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,593 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,513 views

Best High Dives to Watch the Game
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,081 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 32 comments | 950 views