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Menlo Park District 4 Council Seat

Original post made by Stuart Soffer, Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks, on Sep 13, 2022

MENLO PARK DISTRICT 4 SEAT ON MP COUNCIL

Never again do I want to decide between two friends competing in one MP district (District 4) / neighborhood for a seat on the council. I’ve taken over a week to reflect on the candidates, the city, the council and how to be even handed.

When Betsy Nash first ran for office I coached her on running for council. She prevailed.

District 4 is fortunate to have two good candidates to represent them. That is for District 4 to sort out, not me. Both are bright, more than competent and unselfish.

I’ve known and worked alongside Peter Ohtaki on Menlo Park Planning and Finance Committees. Applying a different lens - what does 'greater' Menlo Park need? - it’s the financial experience of Peter Ohtaki.

Sorry. I've got to speak my heart and mind. I've divided the child equitable.



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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Sep 13, 2022 at 2:32 pm

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I also know both candidates well as was torn between supporting one vs the other.

However, Ohtaki's support of Measure V shows the has does not feel that the very Council that he wishes to join is capable of representing the interest of the citizens.

Therefore, I have chosen to endorse Nash as the best qualified candidate.


Posted by Stuart Soffer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Sep 13, 2022 at 3:42 pm

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Peter,

Are you sure Betsy Nash doesn't support Measure V?


Posted by Stuart Soffer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Sep 13, 2022 at 3:51 pm

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Oops

"Sorry. I've got to speak my heart and mind. I've divided the child equitably."

duh


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Sep 14, 2022 at 6:31 pm

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"Peter,

Are you sure Betsy Nash doesn't support Measure V?"

YES

"Hi Peter,

I’m a strong no on V.

Betsy"


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