A Local Voice for District 4. A Strong Voice for San Mateo County
It is an honor to represent the people of the 4th District of San Mateo County who reside in the southern Bayside communities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and the unincorporated area known as North Fair Oaks. I’ve made my home in Redwood City for the past 30 years and my children attended and graduated from our local public schools. As a Supervisor, I will work collaboratively with others and use my background, interests and experience to work on improving the quality of life in the district and San Mateo County so that the Peninsula continues to be a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.
Caring About Our Neighborhoods
I care deeply about this beautiful area we call home. I have come to learn, however, that in many ways there are two San Mateo Counties.
One is punctuated by wealth, software and biotechnology. The other is a place where 40% of third graders don't read at grade level, 67,000 adults don't have health insurance, 180,000 are without dental insurance and more than 50,000 cannot afford necessary medications. The percent of families living in poverty has increased significantly countywide and there is an area between Atherton and central Redwood City where more than 20 percent of the people live in poverty.
Government policies that shape our work, families and lives could be better, and we all know it. We also know that government can be more efficient, more responsive and cost less. It's time to fix it, make it work and not talk about it forever. Let's be especially smart with money and be accountable and transparent.
As a Supervisor, I welcome your ideas, questions and comments. I hope to hear from you as we tackle with the issues before us—whether it’s the implementation of the North Fair Oaks community plan, the efforts to resolve the flooding issues of San Francisquito Creek, the work of the Domestic Violence Council, the working plan for the Arts Council, or something altogether new. Just know - whatever the issue, my door is always open.
If I can ever be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I can be reached at (650) 363-4570 or email me at email@example.com.