Firefighters Endorse Gina Papan for County Supervisor

Millbrae Councilwoman Gina Papan Receives Endorsements for County Supervisor Seat.

Local public safety and government officials endorsed Gina Papan on March 21 for San Mateo County Board of Supervisor as voters prepare to select a candidate in a special all mail-in election on May 3.

Supporters gathered at the International Association of Firefighters Local 2400 headquarters in San Mateo to stand behind Papan’s campaign against five other candidates, including three current elected officials: Terry Nagel, mayor of Burlingame, Dave Pine, San Mateo Union High School District trustee, and Richard Holober, a San Mateo County College District trustee.

“I can think of no other candidate who is better qualified to work with the county and the state,” said San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks.

Raised in San Mateo County, Papan served as Millbrae mayor in 2008 and as California Deputy Attorney General for 17 years. 

She believes her experience is what differentiates her from the other candidates.

“We need to put people to work and make the budget sustainable,” she said. 

Papan admits the difficulty in preserving social services while struggling with tough financial times, but assured that her experience would facilitate public employees to make concessions.

“She spearheaded programs that share police and fire chiefs between cities, saving valuable resources while maintaining the same response times,” said San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane in a statement.

In addition to service consolidation, she also suggested the county fully utilize its assets to increase revenue, like capitalizing on the several public properties that are currently underused.

Papan’s next appearance will be at the Coastside Community Council Candidates Forum on Tuesday March 29 at the Fireside Room in Seton Coastside Hospital, located at 600 Marina Blvd. in Moss Beach.

To learn more about Gina Papan, check out her website.

Bruce Hotchkiss March 24, 2011 at 02:42 AM
I am confused by the fact that you seemed to reside on both sides of the bay.
Michael G. Stogner March 24, 2011 at 02:56 AM
That has never been the case I have always lived in San Mateo County however some of the different websites that I blogged on would show I was from different locations...I don't know why I never have nor have I ever said I lived anywhere other than San Mateo County. I can assure you the Sheriff issue is only one of the many issues I have worked on. Thank You for your comments.
T March 26, 2011 at 02:52 PM
Mr. Stogner, as a political hopeful, has it ever occurred to you that the contemporary priorities of those in San Mateo County should be the foci of campaigning, rather than dredging up resolved incidents from nearly half a decade ago? This question is really intended as rhetorical for your own reflection, not for another lengthy diatribe to increase the volume of your contributions in this forum...
Concerned Taxpayer April 01, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Firefighters endorse Papan = Solid Union vote and further fleecing of the public. Can we vote for "None of the above"??????
John Kevranian May 03, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Vote for DAVE PINE May 3 Election Day Voting Centers and City Hall Drop-off Locations City Halls in San Mateo County will usually be open until 5 p.m. For drop off.    San Mateo Voting Center San Mateo Elections Office 40 Tower Road San Mateo, CA 94402 Election Day, May 3: 7 a.m. - 8.p.m. Redwood City Voting Center Redwood City Elections Office 555 County Center, 1st Floor Redwood City, CA 94063 Election Day, May 3: 7 a.m. - 8.p.m.


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