Press Release Ellen Kamei Kicks Off 2018 Campaign for City Council

For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Ellen Kamei Kicks Off 2018 Campaign for City Council

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -  Ellen Kamei, City of Mountain View Environmental Planning Commissioner, has announced her candidacy for November’s City Council Election. Voters will make three selections for Council on November 6, 2018.

“I am very humbled and excited by the overwhelming support received since I announced my candidacy. I look forward to the campaign trail and the conversations we will have with residents,” Ellen shared. “With everything going on nationally and locally, residents of Mountain View are looking for a fresh perspective, but a familiar one too. Our campaign offers both.”  

Ellen’s official campaign kickoff event will be held Sunday June 24, 2018, 2:00 pm, at Hangen Szechuan in Downtown Mountain View, 134 Castro Street. The kickoff is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

“Ellen will be terrific on City Council,” said an excited Fiona Walter, Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board Trustee. “She is invested in our families, young people, and our community. Ellen has been an incredible volunteer and voice on ballot initiatives, Measures B & E, helping to ensure that Mountain View prioritizes our students and education. I look forward to her campaign!”

“Ellen knows the issues and has the practical public policy experience necessary to tackle the complex challenges Mountain View faces. Throughout her career and volunteer service she has built relationships within the community and across Silicon Valley, which will give Mountain View a stronger voice on regional issues. Ellen is thoughtful, strategic, and hard working, and I know she will be a leader on the Mountain View City Council,” stated Marc Berman, CA Assemblymember in endorsing her candidacy.

"As a third generation Mountain View resident, Ellen has a solid understanding of the uniqueness of Mountain View. Ellen has committed to making public safety a top priority, for our community, especially given the growth and future safety needs of the City. Ellen comes from a family of public servants and has the experience and know how that will best serve the Mountain View community moving forward. Ellen has my strongest endorsement for Mountain View City Council,” added Greg Cooper from the Mountain View Professional Firefighters Association.

Ellen is running for Council after over a decade in public policy. She is District Director for the California State Assembly District 24 and formerly in the office of County Supervisor Joe Simitian as well as U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren. She spent much of her youth in Mountain View with her grandparents in the Waverly Park neighborhood and at their family flower growing nursery. Ellen lives with her partner near the Moffett Boulevard neighborhood. She earned her B.A. at U.C. Santa Barbara and M.P.A. at University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her service on the Environmental Planning Commission, Kamei serves on the the Mountain View Public Safety Foundation, Leadership Mountain View Advisory Council, and is a member of the Mountain View Historical Association and the League of Women Voters Los-Altos Mountain View Area, along with many other organizations and community groups in the region.

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