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Madireddi becomes first candidate to declare for San Ramon mayor race

Seat will open up with Clarkson terming out upon November election

The race to replace outgoing Mayor Bill Clarkson has officially begun, with Aparna Madireddi becoming the first resident to declare their candidacy for the November election.

A former City Council candidate, Madireddi announced her mayoral candidacy last week well ahead of the nomination filing period that opens later this year. It could be a crowded election, with Clarkson terming out this year after his fourth term in office.

“I stepped up to run for Mayor because our City is at a critical point. We live in a different era where things are changing rapidly. Policies and ideas that may have worked in the past will not pass the litmus test today, when it comes to effective governance. I want San Ramon to be fiscally smart and sound for decades to come,” Madireddi told DanvilleSanRamon.com.

“Forewarned is forearmed. If you can anticipate what is coming, you will be prepared to deal with it much more effectively. That is the only way that the current and future generations can continue to enjoy living here just as much as previous generations did,” she added.

Currently serving as the District II representative on Contra Costa County Census 2020 Committee and chair of the city's Open Space Advisory Committee, Madireddi is a 22-year resident of San Ramon and small business owner of a software consulting firm. She holds a master’s degree in Geography and specialized in urban, rural and human geography, including land-use planning.

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Madireddi previously ran for elected office in November 2018, finishing in fourth place in the four-candidate race for two open City Council seats.

At this stage in the process, Madireddi has broken down her mayoral candidacy platform to four key elements: advocating for local control, engaging the community and encouraging public participation in key issues of city governance, keeping residents informed through a hands-on approach and protecting San Ramon’s open space.

“Through my long history of leadership experience in multiple civic and community endeavors at the local and county level, I have gained a clear understanding of the factors that will keep our community vibrant and thriving,” Madireddi said. “I am confident that I am the right person to lead the thriving community of San Ramon.”

To learn more about Madireddi and her campaign, visit www.aparnaforsanramon.com.

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Madireddi becomes first candidate to declare for San Ramon mayor race

Seat will open up with Clarkson terming out upon November election

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Uploaded: Mon, Dec 23, 2019, 3:05 pm
Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 11:38 am

The race to replace outgoing Mayor Bill Clarkson has officially begun, with Aparna Madireddi becoming the first resident to declare their candidacy for the November election.

A former City Council candidate, Madireddi announced her mayoral candidacy last week well ahead of the nomination filing period that opens later this year. It could be a crowded election, with Clarkson terming out this year after his fourth term in office.

“I stepped up to run for Mayor because our City is at a critical point. We live in a different era where things are changing rapidly. Policies and ideas that may have worked in the past will not pass the litmus test today, when it comes to effective governance. I want San Ramon to be fiscally smart and sound for decades to come,” Madireddi told DanvilleSanRamon.com.

“Forewarned is forearmed. If you can anticipate what is coming, you will be prepared to deal with it much more effectively. That is the only way that the current and future generations can continue to enjoy living here just as much as previous generations did,” she added.

Currently serving as the District II representative on Contra Costa County Census 2020 Committee and chair of the city's Open Space Advisory Committee, Madireddi is a 22-year resident of San Ramon and small business owner of a software consulting firm. She holds a master’s degree in Geography and specialized in urban, rural and human geography, including land-use planning.

Madireddi previously ran for elected office in November 2018, finishing in fourth place in the four-candidate race for two open City Council seats.

At this stage in the process, Madireddi has broken down her mayoral candidacy platform to four key elements: advocating for local control, engaging the community and encouraging public participation in key issues of city governance, keeping residents informed through a hands-on approach and protecting San Ramon’s open space.

“Through my long history of leadership experience in multiple civic and community endeavors at the local and county level, I have gained a clear understanding of the factors that will keep our community vibrant and thriving,” Madireddi said. “I am confident that I am the right person to lead the thriving community of San Ramon.”

To learn more about Madireddi and her campaign, visit www.aparnaforsanramon.com.

Comments

John2006
San Ramon
on Dec 25, 2019 at 11:12 am
John2006, San Ramon
on Dec 25, 2019 at 11:12 am
4 people like this

She has done a very poor job protecting open space. She has only damaged what is left of open space in our area. There were financial questions during her tenure. Now she wants to be mayor, while she could not even get elected to city council. Has congestion gotten worse, has city livability improved under her charge.
Th e answer to all these is NO.
She will destroy what is left of San Ramon to collect a big pension and we have to live with the consequences.


Mary
Registered user
San Ramon
on Dec 25, 2019 at 1:53 pm
Mary, San Ramon
Registered user
on Dec 25, 2019 at 1:53 pm
5 people like this

This doesn't sound at all like the Aparna I know. The Open Space Committee is advisory to the City Council, and has little ability by itself make the kinds of decisions you are referring to. The Committee has no decision-making ability regarding traffic or congestion. I don't know where you are getting your information, but the committee members get no remuneration nor pension. It is a strictly a voluntary position appointed by the city council. What financial questions are you referring to?


Aparna
San Ramon
on Dec 26, 2019 at 4:08 am
Aparna , San Ramon
on Dec 26, 2019 at 4:08 am
10 people like this

John2006, I would like to invite you to attend one of our Open Space meetings to get an idea of what we do. We meet at San Ramon City Hall, at 8:30 am, on the second Monday of each month.
Here is the link to see what our responsibilities are- Web Link
This is a voluntary position. I do not get paid for any of the work, and that includes the work I’m doing for the Census 2020.
Only the City Council makes financial decisions. We are an advisory Open Space committee and are volunteering our time because we care about our open spaces. We do not make any decisions related to traffic and congestion.


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