San Carlos Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan has also filed paperwork signaling her plan to start raising funds and campaigning for the seat, according to county documents. Belmont Mayor Charles Stone has already announced his candidacy for the county's District 2 seat.
"I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to run for this office and bring this campaign to the voters," Mueller said.
District 3 is geographically the largest district within the county, covering Atherton, Menlo Park west of El Camino Real, San Carlos, southeast Belmont, Woodside and Portola Valley, as well as the Coastside communities of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica and a number of unincorporated neighborhoods.
"One of the primary roles of a supervisor is to be a problem-solver, called upon to collaborate with officials and stakeholders, to empower and bring resources to decision making that improves the lives of every San Mateo County resident," Mueller said in a statement.
Among his endorsers are U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Josh Becker, state Assemblyman Marc Berman, former state Sens. Jerry Hill and Joe Simitian, and state Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin. Among the county elected officials endorsing him are supervisors Dave Pine and Warren Slocum, former supervisors Adrienne Tissier and Tom Heuning, and San Mateo County schools Superintendent Nancy Magee.
The full list so far includes close to 100 current and former elected officials from throughout the Peninsula.
Mueller holds a bachelor of science degree from University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from University of California Hastings College of Law. He has served on the Menlo Park City Council since 2012 and served as mayor in 2014 and 2019.
He also served as chief of staff to Supervisor Simitian in Santa Clara County, worked on the county's affordable housing task force in 2015 and 2016, and served on the board of directors for LifeMoves for six years. Currently, he is a board member at the Peninsula Democratic Coalition, an advisory board member of Green Foothills, and is a member of the Blue Water Task Force of the Surfrider Foundation's San Mateo County chapter, according to LinkedIn.
Between now and the 2022 elections, he said, he'll serve on the Menlo Park City Council.
"I continue to look forward to serve and work hard for Menlo Park residents," he said. "We have big issues to tackle recovering from the pandemic."
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