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Posted on: August 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City Council Nomination Period Closed - Final List of Candidates

August 13, 2018 - The period for potential candidates to file papers to run for the three expiring City Council seats has closed. The candidates are Robert Brownstone, Deborah Penrose, Debbie Ruddock, John J. Szabo, and Virginia M. Turezyn.

2018 Half Moon Bay City Council Election


The period for potential candidates to file papers to run for the three expiring City Council seats has closed. The candidates are:

  • Robert Brownstone, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
  • Deborah Penrose, Retired Family Physician
  • Debbie Ruddock, Project Manager
  • John J. Szabo, Collection Worker
  • Virginia M. Turezyn, Mergers / Acquisitions Advisor

Two of the three seats available for election are currently held by incumbents. The third available seat is vacant, following the resignation of the incumbent in June. 


The City Council of Half Moon Bay is the City’s governing body, consisting of five elected members. The City Council sets priorities and policies, makes final decisions on all major City matters, adopts ordinances and resolutions, appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, and approves the annual budget.


City Council members are presently elected at-large to four-year, overlapping terms, and the Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and one to serve as Vice Mayor, on an annual rotating basis. The City is transitioning to district-based elections, with four Council districts and the mayor elected at-large. The first district-based election in Half Moon Bay is scheduled to take place in November 2020. The Half Moon Bay City Council typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue.


For more election information visit the San Mateo County Registration and Elections Division web page.

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