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Planner Marico Sayoc to Run For Los Gatos Town Council

Sayoc hopes voters will elect her to fill vacancy created by Councilwoman Diane McNutt's decision not to seek re-election Nov. 3.

Los Gatos Planning Commissioner Marico Sayoc is running for Los Gatos Town Council Nov. 3. Courtesy Marico Sayoc
Los Gatos Planning Commissioner Marico Sayoc is running for Los Gatos Town Council Nov. 3. Courtesy Marico Sayoc

Marico Sayoc, now serving her eighth year on the Los Gatos Planning Commission, has announced her candidacy for the Los Gatos Town Council in the Nov. 3 election. 

"Los Gatos is a remarkable community. I hope the people of Los Gatos will give me the privilege and honor of serving them and doing all that I can to help ensure Los Gatos remains a truly special town," Sayoc said.

Sayoc has served as chairwoman and vice-chairwoman of the seven-member Planning Commission and has been a member of the Los Gatos General Plan Committee, North 40 Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Committee, Conceptual Development Advisory Committee and the Los Gatos Sustainability Committee.

Sayoc is married and has two children. Her daughter is currently a sixth-grader at Raymond J. Fisher Middle School and her son is a third-grader at Blossom Hill Elementary School.

As the mother of school-age children, she has served on the Blossom Hill Elementary School site council and has been a youth volleyball coach among her many volunteer endeavors.

Sayoc holds a master’s degree from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Council members in Los Gatos are elected to serve four-year terms. Sayoc is running for a seat being vacated by incumbent Councilwoman Diane McNutt, who has announced she is not seeking another term.


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Larry Arzie January 21, 2014 at 04:58 PM
You got my vote girl. Thanks for all the thoughtful work you have done on the planning commission. Now we need a second challenger to finally get a council who has the towns interest at heart.

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