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City of Menlo ParkCandidate for City Council

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Catherine Carlton

City Councilmember / Businesswoman
7,555 votes (33.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • It is critical that we maintain fiscal responsibility. I delivered a balanced budget every year, implemented new technology that saves the City 80% on electric bills, and provides timely and cost-saving on-line services and permitting.
  • I help promote economic vibrancy and sustainability throughout our city by attracting new businesses, adding more bike racks, expanding outdoor dining, extending free parking time limits, and approving worker, senior and veteran affordable housing.
  • I will continue to improve safety on all levels, including banning toxic chemicals in parks, improving bike and pedestrian safety, supporting programs that dramatically reduce crime, and supporting traffic safety and mitigation measures.



Profession:Menlo Park City Councilmember, Business Development Director for Mandarin Matrix (online education company)
Board Member (appointed by Governor Brown), Department of Consumer Affairs, Guide Dogs for the Blind Board — Appointed position (2012–current)
Board Member, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County Legislative Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Environmental Committee & Public Safety Committee, California League of Cities — Elected position (2013–current)
Commissioner, Parks & Recreation Commission, Menlo Park — Appointed position (2009–2012)


Cass Business School MBA, Business (1993)
University of Westminster, London Post-Graduate Degree, Marketing (1992)
Tulane University B.A., Rhetoric and Public Communication (1990)

Community Activities

Board Member/ Auction Chair, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (2007–current)
President / Board Member, Las Lomitas Education Foundation (2014–2016)
After school tutor, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (2005–2006)
Mentor, HIP Housing (2005–2006)
Administrator, World Parrot Trust (1999–2004)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • CAA

Elected Officials (8)

  • The entire Menlo Park City Council
  • The entire Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors
  • Joe Simitian, Former State Legislator
  • Kevin Mullen, State Assemblymember
  • Jackie Speier, Congresswoman
  • Rich Gordon, State Assemblymember
  • Evan Low, State Assemblymember
  • Jerry Hill, State Senator

Individuals (1)

  • Many Menlo Park Commissioners and School Board Members, for full list:

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