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Special District

San Mateo County Harbor DistrictCandidate for Commissioner2 Year Term

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Ed Larenas

Biologist / Coastal Advocate
175,054 votes (78.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve the water quality of both Harbors and continue improvements of both the Coastal and Bay Trails.
  • Protect the Princeton Shoreline and Surfers Beach using sand replenishment and minimal or no armoring.
  • Ensure that Oyster Point Development Projects take sea level rise into account and protect environmental quality and public access.



Profession:Scientist/Biologist: Led mulitdiciplinary multinational team on development of biofuels.
Scientist Project leader, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (1989–2016)

Community Activities

Chair of the San Mateo Chapter, Surfrider Foundation (2001–current)
Advocacy Committee Chair, Committee for Green Foothills (2010–current)
Advisory Board, Coastside Land Trust (2014–current)


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Tom Mattusch President San Mateo County Harbor District
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • San Mateo Daily Journal: Larenas has a wide breadth of experience...that would complement the board.

Organizations (4)

  • Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
  • San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee
  • San Mateo Daily Journal
  • Half Moon Bay Review

Elected Officials (6)

  • Lisa Ketchum Midcoast Community Council (for ID only)
  • Neil Merrilees, Commissioner San Mateo County Parks (for ID only)
  • Dave Olson Midcoast Community Council
  • Harbor Commissioner Sabrina Brennan
  • Supervisor Don Horsley
  • Senator Jerry Hill

Individuals (5)

  • Lennie Roberts Legislative advocate, Committee for Green Foothills (for ID only)
  • John Lynch
  • Kris Liang
  • April Vargas

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