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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of Mountain ViewCandidate for City Council

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John McAlister

Councilmember/Business Owner
11,145 votes (14.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Quality of Life - as it pertains to balancing growth ,yet still protects the character of a small town with a big heart, that growth does not overburden the cities infrastructure , public saferty , water, sewer, and city services
  • Housing- Plan for a diverse housing stock that is affordabe for all income levels both present and future generations
  • Transportation -Reduce traffice congestion, reduce commuter cut-through,by working with our trasnit authorities and major employers to provide an efficient and compreshensive transit system, locally and regionally



Profession:Current Councilmember / Business Owner
Owner, Baskin Robbins - Mountain View and Los Gatos (2002–current)
President, Stepping Stones Preschool (1996–current)
Certified Public Accountant-inactive, self (1981–current)
Councilmember, City of Mountain View — Elected position (2013–current)
Board member (alt), Valley Transit Authority — Elected position (2015–current)
VTA Policy Advisory Board, Valley Transit Authority ( VTA) — Appointed position (2013–current)
Co-Chair Highway 85 Policy Advisory Board, VTA — Elected position (2015–current)
Executive Board Member, Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority — Appointed position (2015–current)


UC Berkeley Bachelor of science in business administration and a Cerificate as a Certified Public Accountant, Concentration in Accounting (1976)

Community Activities

Volunteer Ski Patroller, Heavenly Ski Patrol (1976–2016)
Basketball Coach, YMCA, NJB, Graham Middle school (2001–2010)
PTA Treasuer, Huff Elemenatary School (1997–2008)
Coach Baseball , Little League, Pony Baseball (2002–2008)
School Site Council, Huff Elemetary School (2006–2007)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • Sierra Club

Elected Officials (11)

  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • Fiona Wlalter - Board member - Mountain View/Los Altos High School trustee
  • Tom Means-Former Mayor , councilmember City of Mountain View
  • Matt Pear- Former Mayor , City of Mountain View
  • Mike Kasperzak -Former Mayor , Current councilmember City of Mountain View
  • Rod Diridon Sr - Former Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Joe Mitchner Mountain View / Los Altos Highschool Boardmember
  • Ellen Wheeler Moutnain View/ Whisman School Board Member
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Member Gary Kremen
  • Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian
  • Assembly member Rich Gordon

Videos (1)

— October 11, 2016 KMVT

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