Menlo Park is expected to have a full roster of candidates running in its inaugural year of district-based elections.
As of 5:50 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, after the 5 p.m. deadline to submit the required paperwork to run for a City Council seat, of the nine potential candidates who pulled papers to run, all but one had submitted candidate paperwork and qualified to run for office.
● District 1, which includes Belle Haven and the rest of Menlo Park east of U.S. 101: Cecilia Taylor, Mike Dunn and George Yang.
Taylor ran for City Council in 2016 and lost. Since then, she has founded Belle Haven Action, a nonprofit that is focused on improving quality of life in the neighborhood.
Dunn is an apparent newcomer to Menlo Park's civic scene.
Yang is a current member of the city's Sister City Committee. In 2012, he ran as a Republican for the state Assembly District 24 seat, losing to incumbent Rich Gordon.
● District 2, which includes the Willows, Flood Triangle and Suburban Park neighborhoods: Drew Combs and Kirsten Keith.
Combs is a member of the city's Planning Commission and works at Facebook.
Keith is a current member of the City Council. She was first elected in 2010.
● District 4, which includes the downtown and Allied Arts neighborhoods: Ron Shepherd, Betsy Nash, and Peter Ohtaki.
Shepherd is a member of the city's Finance & Audit Committee, and served four terms on the West Bay Sanitary District board starting in 2000.
Nash is a member of the city's Complete Streets Commission.
Ohtaki is a current member of the City Council, and is serving as mayor this year. He was first elected in 2010.
Rachel Horst, a current member of the city's Housing Commission, pulled papers to run for District 4, but didn't file them.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated from its original posting.