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San Mateo County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Council Member; Town of Atherton Voter Information

Results as of Dec 5 4:09pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (9/009)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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James R. Janz 2,018 votes 29.2%

  • Occupation: Attorney/City Planner
  • Ten years of interaction with Atherton residents as a member of the Planning Commission and the General Plan Committee.
  • Three years as Chair of the Planning Commission and the Atherton General Plan Committee.
  • Led the enactment of new laws on Landscape Screening, Outdoor Lighting, Noise and Nuisance Controls, and Zoning Code Limits on house size.
  • 21 years of experience as a land use attorney in the Bay Area, including interaction with city officials and land use controls throughout California.
  • A career oriented around urban affairs, including experience as a municipal engineer, VISTA volunteer, and policy analyst on budgetary matters.
  • To restore qualified, reasonable, and responsible leadership to our Town, and trust and credibility in its City Council.
  • To prevent an already reduced police department from becoming further reduced and jeopardizing the security of our community.
  • To achieve an affordable balanced operating budget to meet the daily service needs of residents in the most cost-effective manner.
Kathy McKeithen 1,759 votes 25.5%
  • Occupation: Mother/Community Volunteer/Inactive Attorney
  • Extensive expertise in corporate, finance, and banking law including representation of the City and County of San Francisco
  • Energetic volunteer and fund raiser for local schools and church
  • Smith College graduate; law degree from Columbia University
  • Atherton resident over 16 years
  • Bring accountability, transparency, and responsive stewardship to town government
  • Create an environment that fosters respect and openness to citizens and town employees; seek input from Atherton citizens
  • Establish term limits so that new people with new ideas can keep the Council from becoming complacent
Charles E. Marsala 1,721 votes 24.9%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • President of Interactive AR
  • Partner of Profitable Dining LLC
  • Atherton Park and Recreation Committee
  • Atherton Waste Reduction Committtee
  • Atherton Arts Committee
  • Stanford Executive Program for Growing Companies
  • Solve the financial crisis
  • Create a motivated working environment
  • Master plan for Holbrook-Palmer Park and for our schools
Bob Jenkins 1,412 votes 20.4%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Extensive executive management experience as a corporate director, private investor, and turnaround consultant
  • Long term Director of Atherton Civic Interest League and 1996 Town Council candidate
  • Member of Atherton Audit Committee
  • Advocated positive financial administrative reforms which were finally enacted by City Council
  • Atherton resident over 25 years
  • Harvard graduate and returned Marine Corps officer
  • Focus Town Council on strategy and policy similar to Corporate Board of Directors. Manage Town Commissions/Committees as corporate staff departments
  • Attract, build, and motivate a permanent Town operating management team; Initiate quarterly operating budget review with current year forecast.
  • Apply project management approach to capital budgets by defining problem & develop proposals with complete costs and financing options.

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.

Town Council Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Jennings Pavilion, Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue
Co-sponsored by Atherton Civic Interest League, Menlo Atherton Branch, AAUW, and League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County
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