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City of Pacific GroveCandidate for Mayor

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Rudy Fischer

City Councilman
2,309 votes (32.16%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • • Ensure that we maintain a balanced budget, while at the same time fixing our city’s infrastructure.
  • • Deliver effective public services to all residents and prioritize projects so as to get the biggest benefit for the money spent.
  • • Protect and enhance our parks and open spaces.



Profession:City Councilmember for the past eight years.
City Councilmember, City Council of Pacific Grove — Elected position (2010–current)
I enjoyed a 30 year career in High Technology., Applied Materials, AMD, and Info.Warfare Training Command. (1981–2017)


UC Berkeley, St. Mary's College, and Stanford University M.Sc. in International Business., Business and economics. (2001)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • I have also been endorsed by former mayors, city council people, community leaders, residents, and regional leaders.

Organizations (2)

  • Monterey County Board of Realtors
  • Monterey County Weekly

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Has the city done anything to promote growth?



A description of what the city and City Council do to promote economic growthin Pacific Grove.


The City Council is continually looking at way to bring economic prosperity to Pacific Grove.


Do you think the City Council really works?


A description of how the City Council is currently working.


The current and last few City Councils have worked quite well.  That wasn’t simply because of the mayor, or because we didn’t have serious issues, or because the economy was great.  It was because you had the right people on the council to make it work.  In my time on the Council we have had the people who put in the time to read what was given them by city staff, who investigated issues themselves, and who talked to all residents; and not just their immediate friends.  We have had some Councils in the past that did not work, and I think that held the city back. 




But for the City Council to really work, we have to have Council members who are willing to talk to everyone – even if we just know they disagree with us.  That’s why I think it is incredibly important for the public to really look closely at the candidates who are running and elect those who have already done something for the city.  That may have been serving on a board or commission or organizing their neighbors around a cause.   Those people have proven they have the city’s interests in mind.  They have also shown a willingness to work on multiple issues (not just the one they are interested in), do the homework required, and make recommendations or decisions that will be helpful.


What would you bring to the mayor’s position?


A description of my experience and qualifications to be Mayor of Pacific Grove.


The most valuable asset that I bring to the role of being mayor is eight successful years on the City Council.  During that time I have spent a lot of time listening to the citizens of the city – our constituents.  I have a deep understanding of what the citizens of Pacific Grove want; and fixing up the infrastructure and parks, protecting our coastal areas, and keeping our neighborhoods safe and quiet will be high priorities for me




My experience as a council member for eight years makes me extremely qualified to now lead the city as Mayor.  I have learned the ways in which the public sector can work in partnership with community organizations, other public agencies, and private individuals to provide services or develop a solution to an issue.  I have proven that I am thoughtful, creative, and pragmatic in coming up with solutions to problems in collaboration with others.  You want that in a mayor – and in your council members.


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