Fresh off a short-lived campaign for the county Board of Supervisors, Andy Cohen took out papers Tuesday (July 17) to run for re-election to the Menlo Park City Council, according to the city clerk's office.
The former judge, known for unpredictable voting and occasionally heated exchanges with city staff, finishes his second term on the council this year. Current committee assignments include serving on the housing element update steering committee. During his campaign for supervisor, Mr. Cohen championed the building of secondary units, also known as "granny units," as a way to add lower-cost housing to the city.
His entry brings the pool of candidates to five. Incumbent Kelly Fergusson also intends to run, along with Housing Commissioner Carolyn Clarke, firefighter Dave Bragg, and Transportation Commissioner Ray Mueller.
Mr. Cohen was not immediately available for comment. The filing period remains open until Aug. 10, with a possible five-day extension if one of the incumbents decides not to run.