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Belmont, CA – Local Mayor Charles Stone enters 2021 with a broad and diverse coalition of leadership endorsements and a growing financial war chest in his bid for District 2 County Supervisor, an open seat in 2022 due to local term limits.
Stone, who is also Board Chair of the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) and father of two daughters in local public schools, is a regional leader advocating for policies to manage the County’s traffic congestion and maintain vibrant communities and safe, healthy school sites as the State battles current COVID challenges and prepares for long-term management of its health and financial impacts. The supervisorial district includes the communities of Belmont, Foster City, and San Mateo.
“As County Supervisor, I’ll continue to champion healthy, safe communities where every senior gets vaccines, medications, and care when they need it; affordable housing for our workforce and future generations; and a functioning public transit system that reduces congestion and provides efficient mobility options,” said Mayor Stone. He is endorsed by California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, among many community and elected leaders.
“I’m proud to endorse Charles as the best representative for San Mateo’s interests locally and regionally,” said San Mateo Mayor Eric Rodriguez.
“Charles will bring a much-needed parent perspective to the Board of Supervisors,” said Kenneth Chin, President of the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board.
Stone, who owned a small legal practice, understands the needs of small businesses and their unique challenges during the pandemic crisis.
“Charles will lead the fight to provide the support we need as our local businesses and families recover from the fiscal and health impacts of COVID,” said prominent Belmont business leader and past Belmont Chamber of Commerce President, Mary Parden.
Stone has raised over $80,000 so far for the June 2022 Primary Election.
ABOUT CHARLES: Charles is a San Mateo County native and graduate of Hillsdale High. In addition to serving on the boards of SamTrans and Peninsula Clean Energy, he serves on the boards of the San Mateo County Library Joint Powers Authority and as an alternate on the three-city Fire Department Joint Powers Authority and is active in the San Mateo Home for All initiative. He is proudest of his two daughters, Sophia and Sara, who attend local public schools and his work as a school library/classroom/foundation volunteer, and youth soccer, softball, and basketball coach.