Kirsten Keith shows extraordinary early support for her re-election campaign
Menlo Park councilwoman Kirsten Keith fundraising has far outpaced her previous campaigns, with the majority of contributions coming from Menlo Park residents.
Menlo Park, CA, July 31, 2018 — A campaign finance report covering the period between January 1 and June 30 shows that Kirsten Keith has received $18,430 in cash plus $837 in non-monetary contributions. Keith has only spent $2,248 so far and still shows more than $16,000 in cash to spend.
Most contributions are from Menlo Park residents with over ninety percent of contributions in the $25 to $250 range. Keith received $1,000 each from Atherton residents Deborah Conrad, John Galvin and Tod Spieker, while the Sobrato Organization and John Tarlton each gave $950.
Over thirty percent of contributions came from current and former elected officials and Menlo Park commissioners and committee members. Notable contributors include California State Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, and San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley and David Canepa.
“I’m energized by the overwhelming support I’ve received for my re-election campaign. With district elections coming to Menlo Park, residents believe qualifications and a good track record matter more than ever before,” Keith said.
Kirsten Keith has also far outpaced her previous campaigns when it comes to early endorsements with over fifty current and former Menlo Park commissioners supporting her re-election bid, including the current chairs of every Menlo Park commission.
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Kirsten Keith’s grandparents purchased their Menlo Park home in the 1950s. In 1996, she purchased a home with her husband in the Menlo Park Willows neighborhood, where they raised two children who both attended Menlo Park public schools. Kirsten Keith has served on City Council since 2010 and as mayor in 2012 and 2017.
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