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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Mountain ViewCandidate for City Council

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Pat Showalter

11,032 votes (17.59%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build more housing; getting housing built in North Bayshore will be job one. Housing near jobs should reduce regional traffic.
  • Implement the recommendations of the Sustainability Task Force, particularly by improving our bike networks. Let's get the Stevens Creek Trail built all the way to Mountain View High.
  • Keep Mountain View as the welcoming community it is with great parks and recreation, neighborhood schools and a vibrant business community.



Profession:Retired Civil Engineer
Councilmember, Mountain View City Council — Elected position (2015–current)
Commissioner, San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission — Appointed position (2016–current)
Senior Engineer & Senior Project Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District (2001–2017)
Mayor, City of Mountain View — Elected position (2016–2017)
Governing Board Member, San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority — Appointed position (2015–2016)
Director, San Francisquito Creek Watershed Council (1997–2001)
Commissioner, Environmental Planning Commission — Appointed position (1992–2001)
Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey (1980–1987)


University of California, Berkeley Master of Engineering Science, Geotechnical Engineering (1977)
Mount Holyoke College Bachelors, Geology & History (1974)

Community Activities

Board Member, Legislative Action Chair & 2nd Vice President, Santa Clara Cities Association (2016–current)
Board Member, Water Now Alliance (2017–current)
Committee Member, National League of Cities Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee (2018–current)
Board Member & Natural Resources Chair, Los Altos Mountain View Leaque of Women Voters (2003–2014)
Board Member, Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters (2000–2014)

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