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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Commissioner — San Mateo County Harbor District

2 Year Term
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Ed Larenas

Scientist/Biologist: Led mulitdiciplinary...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Improve the water quality of both Harbors and continue...
  2. Protect the Princeton Shoreline and Surfers Beach...
  3. Ensure that Oyster Point Development Projects take...
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Brian Rogers

Business Owner/Licensed Captain/community...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I will work to control the constant drain on the finances...
  2. I believe that both marinas are incredible assets...
  3. I want them to focus on the badly needed maintenance...
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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.

Experience

Experience

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)

Biography

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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
  • John Lynch
  • Kris Liang
  • April Vargas

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Tech Business Owner
48,456 votes (21.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will work to control the constant drain on the finances of the district due to legal fees and settlements for the bad behavior of one.
  • I believe that both marinas are incredible assets to the community, and the neglect must come to an end.
  • I want them to focus on the badly needed maintenance and upgrades that both marinas are desperately in need of.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Business Owner/Licensed Captain/community Volunteer

Biography

I created my company in 1999.  I sell, install, and support a retail point of sale software for small to medium size retailers and wholesale companies.  I help clients make better business decisions through the use of technology, and better information.

Skill Highlights

Small business development                                      Training clients

Project management                                                   Trouble shooting issues that come up

Leadership/ communication skills

Professional Experience

Restaurant management from 1985 through 1998 for three different companies in Seattle

Community groups

San Bruno Lions,  I was the president of our club 2014-2015

South San Francisco Elks, I am a Trustee

 

San Rafael Yacht Club and Metropolital Yacht Club

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Mateo Labor Council
  • Former Harbor Commissioner Will Holsinger

Organizations (1)

  • NORTH PENINSULA DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Elected Officials (3)

  • San Bruno City Councilmember Ken Ibarra
  • Harbor Commissioner Robert Bernardo
  • Harbor Commissioner Virginia Chang Kiraly

Individuals (1)

  • Former Harbor Commissioner Jim Tucker

Candidate Contact Info

Email brian@bjrservices.net
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Brandon Kwan

Marine Consultant / Ecologist
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