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News - November 11, 2022

Incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash leads for Menlo Park City Council District 4

by Cameron Rebosio

Incumbent Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash is leading the race for Menlo Park City Council District 4 against Peter Ohtaki. The district includes downtown, Allied Arts and a southern segment of El Camino Real.

Nash has received 845 votes, or 59.26%, to Ohtaki's 581 votes, or 40.74% as of 11 a.m. on Nov. 9.

Ohtaki was the incumbent when he competed against Nash for the District 4 seat in 2018, which Nash won. Nash has stated that her priorities for Menlo Park are housing, street safety and climate change, whereas Ohtaki is focused on traffic congestion, reopening Menlo Park following COVID-19 and perceived issues with the state duplex law, SB 9.

On Wednesday afternoon, Nash said that she was happy about the results thus far, and that she had enjoyed campaigning and having the opportunity to interact with residents.

"I really enjoy connecting with people and talking to everyone so I did go door-to-door," Nash said. "My focus remains on the priorities of affordable housing, climate change and safe streets."

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