Current Menlo Park City Council members, up for re-election or not, are starting to choose their favorites among the six candidates for three seats on the council.
Running for office are incumbents Rich Cline and Heyward Robinson, educator Chuck Bernstein, Menlo Park Fire Protection District board president Peter Ohtaki, Planning Commissioner Kirsten Keith, and wildcard entrant Russell Peterson.
Mr. Cline and Mr. Robinson appear to be supporting each other, based on the joint campaign kick-off party they hosted on Sept. 12.
There are three seats open on the council. Mr. Cline endorsed Ms. Keith for the remaining spot.
Councilman Andy Cohen, on the other hand, would like to clean house. He's campaigning against both incumbents, which, he admitted, might make his life more difficult next year if they win anyway.
He would like to see candidates Peter Ohtaki, Chuck Bernstein, and Ms. Keith join him on the dais instead.