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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of PacificaCandidate for City Council

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Deirdre Martin

Product Manager
7,994 votes (28.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work to put policy in place to create protections from the rising cost of rent, to keep the people who want to stay in Pacifica- in Pacifica.
  • Sea level rise is real, is here, and we are only beginning to feel the effects. We need to understand the impacts on our community, our economy and our environment and act on it.
  • I am firmly against the Caltrans plan to more than double the width of Highway 1 between Fassler and Vallemar. We need to conduct 21st century studies to propose alternative solutions to traffic concerns.



Profession:Product Manager
Product Manager, IT Services, The Pasha Group (2012–current)
Commissioner, Pacifica Parks Beaches & Recreation — Appointed position (2012–current)
Vice President, Pacifica Beach Coalition — Elected position (2009–2011)


Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA MBA, Management (2003)
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY BA, Communications (1997)

Community Activities

Member, Pacifica Climate Committee (2015–current)


After completing my MBA in 2003, I have worked in Information Technology as a Product Manager. My skills in planning, analysis, implementation and budget control, along with my Pacifica community involvement, have prepared me to be an effective Council Member and serve you well.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sue Digre, Mayor City of Pacifica
  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club

Organizations (5)

  • Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives
  • Fair Rents 4 Pacifica
  • Local 5, United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Local 2, Hotel and Restaurant Workers
  • Local 217, Carpenters Union

Elected Officials (5)

  • Andrea Gould, Trustee, Pacifica School Board
  • Laverne Villalobos, Trustee, Pacifica School Board
  • David Canepa, Vice Mayor, Daly City
  • Sabrina Brennan, San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
  • John Keener, City Councilmember

Individuals (5)

  • Bill Michaelis, Professor Emeritus SFSU, long time community volunteer helping support Pacifica’s under-served
  • Ian Butler, Host of PCT's show Wavelength
  • Delia McGrath, Peace Activist
  • William Leo Leon, Former Planning Commissioner, City of Pacifica
  • Dayla Soul, Advocate for Women’s Big Wave Surfing

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe in the power of community and will work hard to be a unifying voice for Pacifica. For almost as long as I’ve been in Pacifica, I have been active in putting my passion to work for the community. I’ve been in the Pacifica Beach Coalition for 8 years, including 2 years as Vice President.  I work with the Pacifica Climate Committee and I’ve been serving as a Commissioner with Pacifica Parks Beaches and Recreation for 5 years.  

Videos (1)

— October 26, 2016 Deirdre Martin for Pacifica City Council 2016

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