August 11, 2010

Candidate Statements from San Leandro District 5 City Council Candidates

San Leandro City Council candidates may submit a 200-word candidate statement that will be mailed to voters with the sample ballot. In order to submit a statement, the candidate must submit the estimated $1,200 fee with the San Leandro City Clerk.

Below are the candidate statements for San Leandro City Council District 5 candidates. Pauline Cutter was elected to the San Leandro School Board in 1998 and has served 12 years. Corina Lopez was appointed to the Human Services Commission in July 2009.

Pauline Russo Cutter:

San Leandro faces tremendous challenges right now. Our local economy, businesses, schools and families are feeling the stress of reduced revenues and budget cuts. During these difficult times, we need proven leadership we can trust on the City Council. Through my work as a preschool director and a School Board Trustee, I have made tough decisions to protect critical programs and have achieved results. I have helped balance multi-year budgets, pass two school bonds, and build new facilities. With both bonds, we have secured millions in matching funds, ensured projects are finished on time and under budget, and put people to work in San Leandro. As a parent of three and a 30-year resident, I am invested in the future of our city and want to make sure it remains a great place to Iive, work and raise a family. As your Council representative, I will work tirelessly to restore and expand services for children and seniors, create jobs, and preserve essential police and fire services. I offer a common-sense approach to problem solving and the leadership skills needed to achieve our goals. I will bring a fresh perspective to city government. Please visit for more information. Thank you.

Corina N. Lopez:

Throughout my life, I have dedicated myself to public service and giving back to the community. I have spent my time listening and working with my neighbors for a better San Leandro while serving as a City Human Services Commissioner, President of the Best Manor Homeowners Association, and Co-Chair of the Latino Business Council. My academic background and professional experience in these tough fiscal times is critical. I have a strong financial background with experience both on Wall Street and as a business owner and investor. We must focus on the financial viability of our city, making sound financial decisions in order to provide needed services to our community from youth to seniors alike. I am running for City Council to bring a fresh perspective to our city and to ensure that our neighborhoods continue to have a strong voice. As your Councilmember, I will make public safety our top priority; promote economic development and create jobs; build a better partnership with our schools; invest in infrastructure like roads and parks; and exercise fiscal responsibility and accountability. San Leandro is a special place. We can do more and we can do better. I would be honored to have your vote.

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