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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City CouncilCity of PacificaNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of PacificaCity Council

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (29/29).
  • 323,303 ballots counted.

About this office

Members of the city council draft and vote on city laws and appoint certain municipal officers and employees.
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Sue Vaterlaus

Professional Businesswoman
8,651 votes (30.6%)Winning
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  • No managed retreat- I am in favor of continuing to save our coast and to redo the seawall thereby maintaining our homes, businesses, infrastructure and more
  • Main Street- We have been working on a downtown mainstreet for many many years and it is finally coming to fruition. Walkable shops, restaurants and hotel for all Pacificans
  • Library- Pacifica needs a new 21st Century Library
Profession:Professional Businesswoman
Email pacificasue@gmail.com
Product Manager
7,994 votes (28.2%)Winning
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  • Work to put policy in place to create protections from the rising cost of rent, to keep the people who want to stay in Pacifica- in Pacifica.
  • Sea level rise is real, is here, and we are only beginning to feel the effects. We need to understand the impacts on our community, our economy and our environment and act on it.
  • I am firmly against the Caltrans plan to more than double the width of Highway 1 between Fassler and Vallemar. We need to conduct 21st century studies to propose alternative solutions to traffic concerns.
Profession:Product Manager
Product Manager, IT Services, The Pasha Group (2012current)
Commissioner, Pacifica Parks Beaches & Recreation — Appointed position (2012current)
Vice President, Pacifica Beach Coalition — Elected position (20092011)
Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA MBA, Management (2003)
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY BA, Communications (1997)
Member, Pacifica Climate Committee (2015current)

After completing my MBA in 2003, I have worked in Information Technology as a Product Manager. My skills in planning, analysis, implementation and budget control, along with my Pacifica community involvement, have prepared me to be an effective Council Member and serve you well.

  • Sue Digre, Mayor City of Pacifica
  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club
  • Andrea Gould, Trustee, Pacifica School Board
  • Laverne Villalobos, Trustee, Pacifica School Board
  • David Canepa, Vice Mayor, Daly City
  • Sabrina Brennan, San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
  • John Keener, City Councilmember
  • Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives
  • Fair Rents 4 Pacifica
  • Local 5, United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Local 2, Hotel and Restaurant Workers
  • Local 217, Carpenters Union
  • Bill Michaelis, Professor Emeritus SFSU, long time community volunteer helping support Pacifica’s under-served
  • Ian Butler, Host of PCT's show Wavelength
  • Delia McGrath, Peace Activist
  • William Leo Leon, Former Planning Commissioner, City of Pacifica
  • Dayla Soul, Advocate for Women’s Big Wave Surfing

I believe in the power of community and will work hard to be a unifying voice for Pacifica. For almost as long as I’ve been in Pacifica, I have been active in putting my passion to work for the community. I’ve been in the Pacifica Beach Coalition for 8 years, including 2 years as Vice President.  I work with the Pacifica Climate Committee and I’ve been serving as a Commissioner with Pacifica Parks Beaches and Recreation for 5 years.  

— October 26, 2016 Deirdre Martin for Pacifica City Council 2016
Incumbent
7,543 votes (26.6%)
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  • Increase affordable housing
  • Stabilize our shoreline and protect our environment
  • Improve our infrastructure
Profession:Nurse Practitioner / Businesswoman
Clinical Director/Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care-CBOCs, Mental Health & TLC, San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (2010current)
Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco (2014current)
Chair, Board of Directors, Pro-ACT, Inc (1987current)
Councilmember, Pacifica City Council — Elected position (2012current)
Councilmember, Pacifica City Council — Elected position (20082012)
California School of Professional Psychology Masters, Psychology (1989)
University of Iowa Masters, Nursing (1981)
University of Iowa BSN, Nursing (1977)
  • San Mateo County Central Labor Council
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
  • Supervisor Don Horsley
  • Supervisor Carole Groom
  • Supervisor David Pine
  • Supervisor Warren Slocum
  • Supervisor Adrienne Tissier
— October 17, 2016 City and County Association of Governments
Email maryann@maryannforpacifica.org
Homemaker
4,126 votes (14.6%)
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  • save Pacifica's neighborhood libraries
  • establish renters rights
  • preserve our nature
Profession:Homemaker

My family has been in Pacifica for nearly 40 years. When I started my family we had to look outside the bay area to buy a home, which we did. As it would happen I am now back, living in Pacifica and very glad to be home.

I am a homemaker by trade. My family is my business and I take my job seriously. In the course of my career I have managed people, time and money, debt, inventory and resources. Conflict resolution, is one of my specialties. Organization and cleaning have become an art form to me. Doing miracles on a non existent budget, is common place. 

I am an artist as well and I attended the San Francisco Art Insttitute, the Academy of Art and San Francisco's City College.

I have also spent many years working as a waitress and was a member of local 2. I have worked in many famous local spots- Bruno's on 20th and Mission, Herbs on 24th St, and Howard's on 9th Ave. My waiting experience has given me profound people skills, and has taught me to remain calm under pressure, prioritize issues and to be efficient.

 I have three lovely, grown, children. I have been married for 27 years, although the terms of that relationship are currently being renegotiated, we have managed to keep our family home through a perilous housing market and down turned economy. I also care for my 90 year old mother., which has brought me joy and taught me to value the opinion of my elders.

 

I believe in democracy. I believe that our government is meant to be run by and for the people. I believe that the influence of money is having a hugely adverse effect on our politics

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Email bridgetofthebridge@gmail.com

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