Yesterday's Daily Post had a helpful guide to the upcoming elections in the Fall. There are only a couple of races of interest here in B'game. They are the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, the Harbor District (which is always entertaining if not all that visible to non-boatowners) and the Peninsula Health Care District Board which has five members listed here.
Three members are up for election in the Fall: the Chair, Lawrence Cappel, and two B'gamers Helen Galligan and Dennis Zell. They are being challenged by Douglas Radtke. I'm acquainted with Helen Galligan and Dennis Zell since they have been active in B'game affairs for some time, but I do not know Douglas Radtke. His website is found here. One aspect of his platform is
Peninsula Healthcare District has in the past, rejected a potential consolidation with Sequoia Healthcare District. I support investigation into the possibility of instead forming a Countywide Healthcare District which would supplant both SHCD and PHCD – this would truly serve the actual needs of the entire county.
I would have to give that some thought since my natural reaction is that bigger is not always better. I'll keep an eye out for the incumbents' position statements and any forthcoming debates. In the meantime, here is an interesting YouTube clip from when Mr. Radtke ran for Millbrae City Council last year.