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More candidates emerge for November election

by Cameron Rebosio

People who have pulled papers to run for local office in the past week include candidates for the Atherton and Portola Valley councils, and a school district and fire district board in Menlo Park.

Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run in the November general election. Candidates have until Friday, Aug. 12, to file candidate papers, subject to a five-day extension if no incumbents run for reelection.

Atherton City Council

Stacy Holland has pulled papers to run for Atherton City Council as the first non-incumbent to join the race. Holland joined the Environmental Programs Committee (EPC) in June last year and is currently serving as the chair of the committee.

She joins incumbents Rick DeGolla and Bill Widmer in the race for three City Council seats.

Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Chuck Bernstein has pulled papers for reelection to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors, joining Jim LcLaughlin, another current member of the board. Three seats are up for reelection, including that of incumbent Robert Jones, who has yet to pull papers signaling his intention to run again.

Menlo Park City School District

Scott Saywell has pulled papers to run for reelection to the Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees this fall, joining incumbent Sherwin Chen in the race. Saywell is the current president of the board.

There are three seats currently open for reelection, and Trustee Stacey Jones has yet to pull papers for reelection.

Portola Valley Town Council

Craig Taylor has pulled papers to join the race for Portola Valley Town Council. Taylor currently serves on the Planning Commission, and has served on the Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee.

He joins incumbent Mayor Craig Hughes in the race for three seats, as well as newcomers Judith Hasko, Mary Hufty and Dale Pfau.

Email Staff WriterCameron Rebosio at [email protected]

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