Thursday, June 6, 2013

San Mateo County Harbor District appointment, the pick and the process

Half Moon Bay Review/Clay Lambert, 6/5/13.  "San Mateo attorney appointed to harbor board again."

Will Holsinger, Esq.
"San Mateo attorney Will Holsinger was appointed for a second time to the San Mateo County Harbor Commission on Wednesday night. He emerged as the winner from among five candidates seeking appointment to fill the unexpired term of the late Commissioner Leo Padreddi.

....  Holsinger was also appointed last year to fill the unexpired term of longtime Commissioner Sally Campbell. Like Padreddi, Campbell died in office. After that appointment, Holsinger subsequently lost his bid for re-election in November.

....  The five candidates were asked versions of the same eight questions and each had a total of 15 minutes to respond. The commission employed an unusual written ballot system to decide the question and never formally announced how each commissioner voted. Afterward, Brennan confirmed her lone vote for David." Read article. 

Related Fix Pacifica reprint - Half Moon Bay review/Mark Noack, 5//31/13, "Five vying for open Harbor Commission seat."   

Reference - Smart Voter, 11/6/12, including full Biography for William H. "Will" Holsinger, candidate for Commissioner; San Mateo County Harbor District, (2 pages). "Between undergraduate and graduate school, Will Holsinger worked for the late Leo J. Ryan as a staff assistant in Washington, D.C. After graduate school, he returned to work for Congressman Ryan, serving as a special investigator before Ryan's fatal trip to Guyana in November 1978. ....  Will Holsinger has been practicing law since 1979, now serving as personal legal counsel to individuals, professionals and businesses. ....  He understands and supports the fishing industry. He supports the Ferry service and understands land use planning."  The second page includes his vision. A 3rd page includes endorsements.  

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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