When Rich Gordon runs for Assembly, he won’t need your vote


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Fri, January 23, 2009


Supervisor Rich Gordon, who represents the Midcoast on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, is planning to run for Ira Ruskin’s State Assembly seat, reports the Examiner, which has seems to have its own peculiar meaning for the phrase "it’s official":

It’s official, San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon is speaking with friends and supporters regarding a potential run for the State Assembly seat that will be vacated by current incumbent Ira Ruskin in 2010.

Ruskin, a former Redwood City mayor, was just elected to his third and final term in the State’s lower house. ...

The odds-on favorite for that seat would be Gordon who has served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for over a decade and previously served on the San Mateo County Board of Education. ...

By stepping out now, Gordon places himself among the early contenders and in politics, timing is everything.

Ruskin’s district does not include the Coastside.


Comment 1
Fri, January 23, 2009 5:06pm
Deb Wong
All my comments

Good for Rich!  I wish him well.  I met Ira Ruskin at a Democratic fund raiser as one of the
“Friends of Hillary Clinton” in the mid 1990s, and he served us well (I lived in Redwood City at the time).  I am sure that Rich Gordon will do the same, as he did for us here on the Coastside (Rich was one of those who spoke on our behalf to obtain Pillar Ridge Park as a non-profit).

Midcoast Colony friends, we all have friends in San Carlos, Redwood City, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, the Almaden Valley of San Jose, and Stanford University.

Ken Johnson

Comment 3
Sun, January 25, 2009 4:43pm
John Lynch
All my comments

When i first met Rich Gordon it was more than a year before he announced that he was going to run for the Board of Supervisors representing the 3rd district (Coastside).

At that time he told me that he had NO intention of EVER running for higher office.

While he was somewhat weak on environmental issues, I decided to support him. In fact, the first fundraiser he had was held at our house.

It is my opinion that he has not held true to his convictions that he evoked nearly twelve years ago.