Conlon a candidate for Atherton council

Two days before the filing deadline, there are two official candidates for the two Atherton City Council seats up for election in November: Greg Conlon and incumbent Elizabeth Lewis.

Theresa DellaSanta, the city clerk and interim city manager, said today that Mr. Conlon filed his candidate papers, and another potential candidate, Tom Croft, took out papers.

Ms. Lewis filed her papers last Friday.

Other residents who have taken out papers but haven't filed them are Cary Wiest, Denise Kupperman, Bob Roeser and Jo-Ann Sockolov.

Ms. DellaSanta said Mr. Roeser and Ms. Sockolov have indicated to her that they won't be filing their papers.

Incumbent Kathy McKeithen told the Almanac on Friday that she has made a decision on whether she will run for re-election, but she will not make the decision public yet. Asked why not, she said, "I just want a certain amount of privacy in my life right now."

The filing deadline is this Friday, Aug. 10. It will be extended to Aug. 15 if Ms. McKeithen doesn't file papers by Friday.

Mr. Conlon ran on the Republican ticket against Rich Gordon for state Assembly in 2010. He has run for various other public offices over the years, and this past June vied for a chance to be U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's opponent on the November ballot. He lost that race to Elizabeth Emken.

A retired certified public accountant, Mr. Conlon is a former president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

He has has served on the town's audit, finance and rail committees.


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