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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Town of Los GatosCandidate for City Council

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Rob Rennie

Mayor/Business Owner
9,108 votes (31.12%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Land Use Management and the Environment: lead efforts on local control of development that fits our town, protect open space and parks, update greenhouse gas inventory to combat climate change
  • Traffic Relief: implement Master Bike & Pedestrian Plan, pilot school bus program, push for cooperative efforts for Highway 17 improvements, search for innovative solutions to address bypass traffic
  • Emergency Preparedness and Natural Disaster Response: push to expand our CERT program, provide preparedness training and resources for the families to create emergency plan, ensure Town allocates adequate funding for the disaster recovery



Profession:Mayor, Retired Engineering Manager, Business Owner
Retired Engineering Manager and small business owner, self-employed (2016–current)
Councilmember, currently serving as Mayor Mayor, Los Gatos Town Council — Elected position (2014–current)
Vice Chair, Chair, Board Member, currently serving on Risk-Oversight,, Silicon Valley Clean Energy Board — Appointed position (2016–current)
Commissioner, Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission ( LAFCO ) — Appointed position (2016–current)
South County and West Valley Cities Representative, Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council ( EAOC ) — Appointed position (2016–current)
Board Member ( Alternate ), Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority ( VTA ) Board — Appointed position (2017–current)


Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Masters degree- Electrical Engineering, Bachelor degree - Physics and Chemistry, Bachelor degree -Electrical Engineering (1991)

Community Activities

Member, Former President, Los Gatos Morning Rotary (2011–current)
Certified Team Member (CERT), Captain for Almond Grove -5 years, FEMA's Community Emergency Response Team ( CERT ) (2012–current)
Executive Committee Member and Chapter Vice-Chair ( Former ), Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter (2006–current)
Commissioner, Commission Chair, Los Gatos Parks Commission (2011–2014)
Member, Downtown planters management coordinator, town clean-ups volunteer, Los Gatos Beautification Committee (2011–2014)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Thomas Cook, Founder, Safe Routes to School
  • Tim Lundell , District Governor, Rotary District 5170

Organizations (5)

  • Sierra Club
  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
  • The League of Conservation Voters
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

Elected Officials (5)

  • Jim Beall, State Senator,
  • Anna Eshoo, Congresswomen
  • Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Peter Noymer, President, Board of Trustees, LG Unified School District

Individuals (5)

  • Johnason Knowles- Chairman, Board of Directors at Los Gatos-MonteSereno Police Foundation
  • Michael Frangadakis, Founder, Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation of LG
  • Alex Hult , Past President , Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
  • Teri Hope, President, Los Gatos Music and Arts
  • Scott Broomfield, Former Board Member, LG Unified School District

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