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San Mateo County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Member; Menlo Park Fire Protection District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 30 9:53am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (54/54)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Peter F. Carpenter Click here for more information about this candidate 8,589 votes 22.4%

  • Occupation: Director, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Harvard, AB, Univ of Chicago MBA,
  • 6 non-profit boards and three public service committees.
  • Executive Vice President ALZA
  • Executive Director, Stanford University Medical Center
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Smokejumper, US Forest Service
  • Improve disaster preparedness
  • Make sure that the District remains financially solvent
  • Improve fire prevention
Ollie Brown Click here for more information about this candidate 7,590 votes 19.8%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Retired Deputy Fire Chief
  • Menlo Park Recreation Commission, Past Chairperson
  • American Nat. Red Cross, Director
  • San Mateo County Fire Chief's Assoc., Past President Training Officers Section
  • California Fire Chief's Association
  • College of San Mateo, Fire Science Advisory Board Chairperson
  • Recruit and attract a permanent proven extraordinary leader and manager to head the fire district as the Fire Chief
  • Improve response times
  • Improve Disaster preparedness
Rexford Ianson Click here for more information about this candidate 6,695 votes 17.5%
  • Occupation: Retired Firefighter
  • 36 year Firefighting/ Rescue experience
  • Degree in Fire Science
  • California State Teaching credential
  • Active in Fire Prevention and Disaster preparedness
  • Appointed to Local and State Fire/ Rescue committee's
  • Appointed to National Urban Search and Rescue committee
  • Continued Fire District service to the community
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Selection of long term Fire Chief
Steven P. "Steve" Kennedy Click here for more information about this candidate 5,666 votes 14.8%
  • Occupation: Fire Safety Technician
  • Voice and Data cable installer
  • Film Maker
  • Web Master
  • Author
  • BA English/Political Science
  • Life Safety Technician
  • "Fixed" Window Bar Removal Program
  • Community Access to New Headquarters Fire Station
  • Suburban and Wildlands Fire Safety
Sarah Rankin Click here for more information about this candidate 2,589 votes 6.7%
  • Occupation: Businesswoman
  • Senior level business executive with over 25 years of relevant experience across Operations, Logisitcs, Engineering, Service and Finance.
  • Recently managed $200M budget with significant cost constraints, while maintaining high levels of service.
  • Liberal Arts undergraduate degree, MBA graduate degree from Dartmouth.
  • Menlo Park resident.
  • Union Contract: Negotiate a fair and equitable contract between the District and the Firefighters.
  • Emergency Ops: Ensure that all constituencies within the district are organized and prepared
  • Budget: Working within budget constraints and forecast, establish a sustainable budget and spend plan.
Gerry B. Andeen Click here for more information about this candidate 2,376 votes 6.2%
  • Occupation: Research Engineer
  • Elected to Council Member, Menlo Park, Mayor
  • Elected to Board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
  • PhD MIT, BSME U. of Michigan
  • SRI Fellow
  • Author, Robot Design Handbook, McGraw Hill
  • Maintain high level of service in difficult times.
  • Foster cooperation among local government units within District.
  • Represent the people's interests.
Scott C. Freiermuth Click here for more information about this candidate 2,263 votes 5.9%
  • Occupation: Local Businessman
  • Director of Software Sales
  • BS Business Management, SDSU
  • Enhance and develop lasting relationships within the community
  • Recruit and promote key personnel at all levels within the department
  • Promote sound fiscal planning to ensure essential budgetary priorities are met
Terry W. Kent Click here for more information about this candidate 1,324 votes 3.5%
  • Occupation: Businessman, Appraiser, Broker
  • Self-employed. Drexel Realty Services
  • B.S. Finance, Susquehanna University
  • MP Transportation Commission (8 yrs)
  • Graduate, Leadership Mid-Peninsula
  • Past Treasurer, SILVAR Pac
  • Board Member, MP Chamber of Commerce
  • We need a well-prepared disaster preparedness plan that is routinely distributed to our citizenry.
  • The current high integrity of our Fire Department needs to be maintained within a framework of good fiscal policy.
  • Our Board of Directors needs critical thinking...someone that can ask hard questions from a taxpayer's perspective.
Jack Nelson 1,267 votes 3.3%
  • Occupation: Businessman

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