August 2nd, 2018
Last week I registered with the City Clerk to officially become a candidate for city council in Redwood City. I look forward to working hard to earn your vote in the November 2018 election.
My parents chose to raise my two younger sisters and me in Redwood City for its affordability, its safe and supportive neighborhoods, and its high-performing public schools. I was fortunate to return to Redwood City soon after graduating from college to start a life of my own in the town I’ve called home my whole life.
I returned to a familiar City that is thriving, with a vibrant downtown that’s home to new businesses and residents, a strong local economy, cultural arts and entertainment, and a diversity of people that make it the best community on the Peninsula.
Redwood City is faced with new challenges, but we’ve always been a community that tackles them together.
This election is a pivotal moment for our City. It’s an election that will determine how we move forward as a community, and it’s a moment that requires thoughtful and collaborative leadership among and across all neighborhoods and generations.
I pledge to bring close to a decade of experience in local government and deep community roots to the table on behalf of you, your family, and your neighbors.
Together we will develop solutions for how we can continue to preserve Redwood City’s enviable quality of life and ensure that we all have a place to call home.
I love Redwood City and I am humbled at the chance to serve this community at city hall if I am elected this November.
NEWS & UPDATES
Political Notebook: Gay men seek Dublin, Redwood City council seats by Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Aug 8, 2018 |... read more →August 8, 2018
Barely a week in to our campaign, we’ve received our first organizational endorsement! Thank you Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee... read more →August 3, 2018
With almost half the ballots left to count, the final outcome of the Redwood City council race has yet to be determined, but considering our position I’d like to take this opportunity to relay my deepest appreciation for everyone involved in our campaign.
This has been an incredible experience, and in many ways has felt like a homecoming to run for office in the community that shaped who I am today.
We entered the race last but more than recovered lost time by running a vigorous, substantive campaign based on the issues. I’m very proud of the race we ran together.
I want to thank my family and Chris for being boulders of love and support. I could not have done this without them.
Thank you to my dear friends, colleagues and mentors, my supporters, endorsers, and volunteers who worked so hard on this race.
Thank you to my fellow candidates, whose spirited campaigns came from a deep place of passion and care for our community.
And thank you to the entire Redwood City community for being receptive to our message and embracing me for who I am.
The very likely election of Vice Mayor Howard and Planning Commissioner Giselle Hale, along with the strong support of Measure RR, proves that the overwhelming majority of Redwood City residents believe in the Redwood City of today and support a vibrant, diverse future for our community based on shared values.
Despite this setback for me, we will not be deterred in fighting for our community, for our values, and for a welcoming City.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
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BREAKING: California State Treasurer John Chiang has endorsed our campaign! I have studied our finances diligently, and on the council I will make responsible choices to get our City’s budget back on track. Thank you for your support, Mr. Chiang! ... See MoreSee Less
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