The Last Elected City Clerk in San Carlos

Christine Boland

Here’s one elected position for San Carlos you won’t see on the November 8th ballot: City Clerk.

Christine Boland, who’s held the job since 1999, will continue to act as local elections and records administrator…just not as an elected official.


Boland says she thinks the position requires so much detailed knowledge – like maintaining the city’s municipal code and overseeing elections – that it should be filled just like any other job, based on experience and one’s resume.

Two years ago, Boland and now City Councilmember Bob Grassilli put Measure V on the ballot, in favor of making the position appointed.

It passed, meaning the married mother of two and president of the Rotary Club will become the last elected clerk to serve San Carlos when her term runs out next month.

Over in Belmont – the hilly town without a downtown known for its contentious and often entertaining politics – two-term incumbent City Clerk Terri Cook is facing off against Dave Warden, a member of Belmont’s City Council.

The medical software engineering manager’s decision to run against Cook – the office of city clerk is usually uncontested – has been met with mixed reactions and more than a few raised eyebrows.





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