Redwood City Vice Mayor Kicks off Re-election Campaign

Redwood City Vice Mayor Alicia Aguirre kicked off her re-election campaign for Redwood City Council 2011 yesterday at her home. More than 80 people attended the kick-off to support Vice Mayor Aguirre in her re-election campaign, which was organized by Redwood City Planning Commissioner Nancy Radcliffe and community leader Melanie Seybert.

Assembly Member Rich Gordon introduced Alicia as someone who reaches out to the community and beyond as was noted by the number of elected officials and community members from throughout the county who attended her kick-off campaign. “Alicia is not only a leader for Redwood City, but a leader for our region,” Gordon said.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo was represented by staff member Christine Padilla. Others in attendance were Council Members Pam Frisella, Foster City; Gina Papa, Millbrae; Bob Grasselli, San Carlos; Kirsten Keith, Menlo Park; Jeff Gee and Ian Bain, Redwood City; Shelly Masur, Redwood City School District; Lorraine Rumley, Sequoia Union High School District. Members from the Latino Leadership Council of Redwood City together with the owner of La Hacienda, Ramiro Chavez, and Gino Gasparini from Recology helped sponsor the event. Also in attendance were many campaign supporters.

Tom Mohr, former President of Cañada College, said “Alicia cares deeply about our community; she is a leader now and a leader for the future.”