Los Gatos Vice Mayor Barbara Spector Seeks Re-Election This November

She joins Los Gatos Planning Commission Chairwoman Marcia Jensen in her bid for the Los Gatos Town Council this upcoming November.

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.

fred rehhausser May 08, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Glad Barbara is seeking reelection Barabara and Maria Jensen will make a responsive pair on the city council to offset the pro developer bias of the remainder council members
ira Spector May 08, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I love Los Gatos second only to my amazing wife. That's why it was easy for me to support her re-election - in spite of the time it takes away from our personal lives. But if the truth be told, the huge outpouring of community support since was selected as Vice-Mayor made the decision to run again a lot easier.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz May 09, 2012 at 03:31 AM
From what I've heard she's done a good job. So if she wants to do it again, I'm all for it!
Lenny Foster May 09, 2012 at 05:43 AM
I'm glad Barbara is willing to dedicate her time to serve our community again. The town council puts in a lot of time and those who volunteer could be doing other things, but choose to represent our community. Kudos to Barbara.
Maria Ristow May 09, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Los Gatos residents are fortunate to have Barbara on the Town Council. She listens to everyone who speaks at the Council meetings, works hard to balance the needs in this town, strives to maintain what most of us cherish about our town, and understands the laws and guidelines that exist. Thank you for offering us another 4 years of your valuable time, Barbara!


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