Cary Wiest, a real estate appraiser and an apparently new resident of the town, filed candidate papers for the Atherton City Council race Monday (Aug. 9), joining incumbents Jerry Carlson and Jim Dobbie, and Audit Committee member Bill Widmer as candidates for the three open seats.
Mr. Wiest has not returned phone calls from The Almanac.
Mr. Wiest was a member of the San Mateo County Charter Review Committee, convened last November to review the county's charter and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues such as by-district elections and how to fill vacancies by-on the board. Mr. Wiest opposed
When he was appointed to the committee late last year, he listed his residence as "unincorporated San Mateo County," San Mateo Highlands. His biography on the county website says he is a real estate appraiser and member of the county Jail Planning Advisory Committee.
Because incumbent Charles Marsala isn't running for another term, the deadline for filing papers has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 11.
Audit Committee member Rose Hau took out candidate papers on Aug. 6, joining Planning Commissioner Phil Lively and Rail Committee member Mike McPherson as potential candidates who must return papers to City Hall before qualifying for the November ballot.