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November 8, 2016 —California General Election

City of Sunnyvale — ” Mike McCarthy, Candidate for City Council, Seat 4

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Mike McCarthy

CEO/President
7,733 votes (19.01%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To Stop the Poor Management of City Resources! The repeated failure of Sunnyvale’s Downtown Development has cost you Millions of Dollars in lost Sales Tax Revenue.
  • I Support a Budget Overhaul! City Revenues are up over 50% the last 4 Years! Yet No efforts have been made by City Hall to address the $310 Million Dollar Employee Pension Shortfall! Instead, City Hall prefers to Sell off Assets like the Facilities B
  • To Restore ETHICS and ACCOUNTABILITY at CITY HALL, by making them PLAY by the SAME RULES that YOU and I Do! NO MORE Special interest Money at City Hall!

Experience

Experience

Profession:CEO and President
CEO and President, Green Galaxy Homes, Inc. (2012–current)
Housing Consultant, Manufactured and Prefabricated (2006–2012)
Regional Director, National Business Consulting Firm (2004–2006)
District Manager, National Business Consulting Firm (1996–2004)
Insurance Agent and Registered Representative, Metlife (1986–1995)

Community Activities

President , Plaza Del Rey Residents Association (2015–current)
Member and Deacon, local church (1995–current)

Biography

 

My background in Sunnyvale has been as a Housing Consultant and a Small Business Owner developing affordable housing for seniors and young families.  Where I have been instrumental in the development of new affordable housing throughout the Bay Area, especially in the local Sunnyvale area.  For the past 10 years, I have worked tirelessly to provide an alternative to the high cost of Bay Area Housing.  

I began my career in early 2006 when I was hired by Clayton Homes in Sunnyvale where I specialized in developing the only affordable new housing in Sunnyvale's Manufactured Home Communities and many other surrounding Bay Area Communities. During the 2nd year of my career, I was nationally recognized as a top producer by Clayton Homes, The world's largest retailer and manufacturer of manufactured homes, a "Berkshire-Hathaway Company".  And in May 2012, I Founded Green Galaxy Homes, Inc.  where I serve as Founder and CEO to further pursue my interests with this endeavor.  Go to www.GreenGalaxyHomes.com for more information. 

In March 2015, my family and I started the Plaza Del Rey Resident Association, www.PDRra.com where I serve as President of the Board of Directors. My initial purpose of the association was to organize the 800+ families who live in Plaza Del Rey, where my wife Ruth and I have lived since 2001.  Our ideal was to unite all of the Residents under a common voice to discuss the concerns and issues of all the Residents with the Owner and Management of the community.  The Association has just completed the first year of operation and we are happy to report that over halve of the Residents are now members.

My Qualifications:

- President Plaza Del Rey Residents Association, 2015 – Present.

- CEO and Founder Green Galaxy Homes, Inc. 2012 – Present.

- Manufactured and Prefabricated Housing Consultant, 2006 – 2012.

- Regional Director, National Business Consulting Firm, 2004 -2006.

- District Manager, National Business Consulting Firm, 1996 -2004.

- Happily Married to Ruth McCarthy on February 23, 1996 – Present.

- Member and Deacon local church, 1995 – Present.

- Metlife Insurance Agent and Registered Representative, 1986 -1995.

- United States Navy Honorable Service, 1981 – 1986.

- Foreign Service Veteran.

Political Beliefs

The Top 5 Reasons Why I Am Running!

1.  To Stop the Poor Management of City Resources! The repeated failure of Sunnyvale’s Downtown Development has cost you Millions of Dollars in lost Sales Tax Revenue.

2. I Support a Budget Overhaul! City Revenues are up over 50% the last 4 Years! Yet No efforts have been made by City Hall to address the $310 Million Dollar Employee Pension Shortfall! Instead, City Hall prefers to Sell off Assets like the Facilities Building at Raynor Park!

3. To Restore ETHICS and ACCOUNTABILITY at CITY HALL, by making them PLAY by the SAME RULES that YOU and I Do! NO MORE Special interest Money at City Hall!

4. STOP the OVER DEVELOPMENT! NO more R&D Buildings, BUILD more Full Service Retirement Communities so that our SENIORS have a place to go when they want to downsize!  Thereby creating more single family housing when seniors desire to sell their home. 

5. Balance Sunnyvale’s Investment Priorities: Build Senior Housing, City Streets & Traffic Congestion, Up Grading to Smart Traffic Lights, build additional Parks and Open Spaces, invest in our Schools, Reduce the Cost of Utilities Services to all of our Residents and Businesses!  Elect City Council Members that WILL Stay Focused on Preserving and Protecting our Community!  With your Support, WE WILL Build a Brighter Future for the entire Sunnyvale Community!

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— October 11, 2016 This program was aired on KMVT15 Community Media.

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