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Post Endorses McCarthy for City Council

The paper is the first local media outlet to endorse the challenger.

Post Endorses McCarthy for City Council

As elections near, those who have not yet decided who to vote for may choose to look to endorsements to help shape their decision. Five candidates are running for four seats on the Redwood City city council: , , , and .

The San Mateo Daily Journal endorsed the four incumbents: Aguirre, Bain, Foust and Pierce. However, the URL no longer links to the original article.

In contrast, the Daily Post editorial board chose not to endorse all four incumbents, and instead chose to endorse challenger Paul McCarthy.

Reasons they cited:

  • “McCarthy is a sergeant in the , a position that carries a high level of responsibility and public trust.”
  • He opposes the of $21 per company and $15 per employee (Measure M)
  • He opposes the from 10 to 12 percent
  • “New blood is needed on council.”
  •  “He’s a solid citizen who is well informed on community issues.”

The Post chose not to endorse Barbara Pierce, because she has served the longest on the council, since 1999. The editorial board thanked her for her service, but said “16 years is too much for anyone… Time for new blood.”

The San Mateo Daily Journal said “Kudos to Paul McCarthy for deciding to run for Redwood City Council and forcing the four incumbents to wage a campaign. However, it would be nice if he were to run a vital campaign.”

The Post shared the same sentiment, stating “We wish he was waging a more aggressive campaign because it’s hard to knock off an incumbent.”

Mayor Jeff Ira had the same attitude towards McCarthy, calling

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