announced this morning that she will be seeking re-election to the Los Gatos Town Council in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.
She joins Los Gatos Planning Commission Chairwoman Marcia Jensen in her bid for the two seats that are up for re-election this year. The other slot is held by Los Gatos Mayor Steve Rice, whose four-year term expires this year.
Spector has served Los Gatos for nearly 20 years as mayor, vice mayor, councilmember and planning Commissioner.
In those roles she helped establish the Town's ordinances, standards and General Plan, all of which created the vision that has preserved Los Gatos' beauty, she said.
“However,” Spector explained, “in the past several years that vision has been challenged. Many of our residents are concerned about development, schools and traffic. That concern extends to the North 40, a largely agricultural parcel of land located adjacent to Lark Avenue.
“We must get this project right,” Spector stated, who chairs the North 40 Advisory Committee, which is currently preparing a plan to direct what will be built on that land.
Spector was elected to the Los Gatos Town Council in 2004 and served as mayor in 2008. The mayor's position is a rotated one with nominations made by the current leader and votes from the five members of the body.
During her tenure, she has represented the town on various regional bodies including the Association of Bay Area Government and the Santa Clara County Cities Association.
Spector has also served on Los Gatos’ General Plan, Finance and Conceptual Development Committees, on the ad hoc Council Committee that created a Vision Statement for the North 40, and on the Policy Committee which recommended Enforcement Provisions that govern the Council's Code of Conduct.
According to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voter's Office, the filing period for the non-partisan race begins July 16 with the deadline to file all required nomination papers ends Aug. 10. The election is Nov. 6, 2012.