With four candidates for Menlo Park City Council, only one incumbent faces contested election | New

Of three district seats to be filled in the ballot on November 8, 2022, only one board member of Menlo Park Council faces a challenger. Almanac file photo.

Four candidates are running for three Menlo Park City Council seats in the Nov. 8 ballot, but thanks to district elections, only one incumbent faces a challenger. Here’s a roundup of who’s campaigning.

Cecilia Taylor photographed August 10, 2016. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Councilmember Cecilia Taylor is running unopposed for re-election in District 1. Taylor was elected in 2018 to represent the Belle Haven ward, where she is a third-generation resident.

Taylor promised to hold a monthly town hall meeting as well as send out a newsletter to keep residents informed in her campaign statement.

Council member Drew Combs is running unopposed for re-election to the District 2 seat, encompassing the Flood Triangle and Suburban Park neighborhoods. Combs holds a law degree from Harvard University and has served on the Menlo Park Bicycle Commission and the Planning Commission, as well as volunteering as a tutor at Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

Drew Combs. Photo by Michelle Le.

In his campaign statementhe promises to put residents first and declares his pride in having restored full funding to the police department and bringing back city programs such as gymnastics and the summer concert series.

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