Mr. Henig, 44, is an architect who moved to Atherton's west of Alameda neighborhood from Ladera in 2006. He's currently on the board of the Las Lomitas Education Foundation, and previously served on the Ladera Community Association board, he said.
"I bring common sense, experience with zoning and building issues, and a fresh perspective to a council that could use those traits," Mr. Henig said of his decision to run in an e-mail to The Almanac.
Also running for the two, four-year terms on the five-member council are: incumbent Kathy McKeithen; Atherton Audit Committee member Sam Goodman; former Atherton police chief and city manager Richard Moore; and Elizabeth Lewis, co-owner of a commercial property management company.
City Clerk Kathi Hamilton said Mr. Henig withdrew papers on Monday and filed two days later at 4:08 p.m. on the last day of the nomination period.
The filing deadline for the Nov. 4 election was extended by five days from Friday, Aug. 9, because incumbent Jim Janz is not running.