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Who is your council member? Here's how to find out.

This year marks the city's second by-district election since adopting the new system
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City Hall, Redwood City

This year's city council election marks the second since Redwood City switched to by-district elections three years ago.

Prior to 2020, the city used an at-large electoral system, in which all eligible residents cast their votes for each member of the council, who would represent the entire electorate.

Under the new system, voting residents no longer elect seven council members to represent the entire city. Instead, residents are divided into districts and cast a vote for the candidate living in and seeking to represent their region.

District maps were drafted and finalized in early 2019, with the city’s first by-district elections were held in four of the seven districts in November 2020. Jeff Gee, Lissette Espinoza-Garnica, Michael Smith and Alicia Aguirre were elected to districts 1, 3, 4 and 7, respectively. Because Mayor Giselle Hale, Vice Mayor Diana Reddy and Diane Howard were not up for election until November 2022, they have remained at-large city representatives.

Earlier this year, the city underwent its first redistricting process since moving to by-district elections. The new map will be used for the first time in the November 2022 election, when voters in districts 2, 5, and 6 will elect a council member for their respective districts.

District representatives*

  • District 1: Jeff Gee
  • District 2: [running for election: Margaret Becker, Chris Sturken, Alison Madden]
  • District 3: Lissette Espinoza-Garnica
  • District 4: Elmer Martinez Saballos
  • District 5: [running for election: Kaia Eakin]
  • District 6: [running for election: Diane Howard, Jerome Madigan]
  • District 7: Alicia Aguirre

*Not sure who your representative is? Use the city's interactive map to find your district.

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Final 2022 district map for Redwood City. courtesy Redwood City

 




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Leah, a Menlo Park native, joined the Redwood City Pulse in 2021. She covers everything from education and climate to housing and city government. Previously she worked as the online editor for California magazine in Berkeley and co-hosts a podcast.
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