After making his farewell address at the December 6, 2010, meeting of the San Leandro City Council, outgoing Mayor Tony Santos made a second, longer farewell address at the December 20 City Council meeting.
Santos was first elected as the District 6 representative on the San Leandro City Council in 1984 when he defeated Janet Mohr. In 1988, he ran unopposed for re-election. In 2000, he defeated Diana Rodriguez, Mark Tichy, and Allan Lindsay-O'Neill to take the District 6 City Council seat once again. Santos was re-elected in 2004, defeating Mark Tichy and Wafaa Aborashed. Before the end of his second term, he ran for Mayor and eventually defeated Orval "OB" Badger in a run-off election. In San Leandro's first use of ranked choice voting (RCV or instant runoff) in 2010, Santos lost his bid for re-election to former San Leandro School Board Trustee Stephen Cassidy.
Here is the video of Santos' address:
Mayor Santos' term officially ends at midnight, December 31, 2010. He has served 14 years on the San Leandro City Council and four years as Mayor.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 30, 2010 7:49 AM | TrackBack