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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of Mountain ViewCandidate for City Council

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Chris Clark

11,319 votes (14.42%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Traffic Reduction & Infrastructure Investment
  • Balanced Growth & Housing Affordability
  • A Sustainable, Prosperous City with High Quality of Life



Profession:Incumbent Councilmember & Former Mayor
City Councilmember, City of Mountain View — Elected position (2013–current)
Mayor, City of Mountain View — Elected position (2014–2015)
Environmental Planning Commissioner, City of Mountain View — Appointed position (2011–2013)
Human Relations Commissioner, City of Mountain View — Appointed position (2009–2011)


Harvard Kennedy School of Government Certificate, Senior Executives in State & Local Government (2013)
Stanford University B.A., Political Science with a secondary major in International Relations and minor in Economics (2005)


As a Mountain View City Council Member and Mayor over the last four years, I've led Mountain View through challenges ranging from a deep recession to unprecedented growth and have demonstrated a strong commitment to our city and its residents.  

I am a dedicated public servant with nearly 10 years of combined service as a Mountain View Commissioner, Councilmember, and Mayor. I am frequently described as a consensus builder who solves tough challenges by bringing people together and represent Mountain View on numerous regional boards and commissions where I fight for things like a new underpass at Rengstorff/Central Expressway, better regional transit, and ensure our city gets its fair share of regional funds.

I strive to represent you while sharing my experience, leadership, innovative ideas, and commitment to public service in an effort to make Mountain View an even better place to live, work, and raise our families. I humbly and respectfully request your vote for another term. Learn more at

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
  • Senator Jerry Hill
  • Assemblymember Rich Gordon

Organizations (6)

  • Sierra Club
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • Democratic Party of Santa Clara County
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  • Mountain View Professional Firefighters

Elected Officials (3)

  • Supervisor Joe Simitian
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Councilmember & Former Mayor Mike Kasperzak

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