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December 19, 2012


Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail:


Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: (650) 312-5222 Fax: 650.312.5348 E-mail:


Candidate Filing Period Open for the

Coastside Fire Protection District Recall Election on April 9, 2013

Filing period is open from December 17 to January 24


(Redwood City, CA) Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the candidate filing period for the upcoming Coastside Fire Protection District Recall Election will be open from now until 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2013.  As this is a recall election, the candidate filing period will not be extended.


On December 13th, Coastside Fire Protection District delivered a resolution calling for an election to the Chief Elections Officer.  This election is to determine if Michael Alifano, A. Douglas Mackintosh, and/or Gary Riddell, members of the Coastside Fire Protection District Board of Directors, shall be recalled from office.  If a majority of the recall vote is affirmative as to any of the three offices, the election shall also determine the successor(s) for the recalled seat(s) on the Board of Directors. 


“Individuals interested in running, should come to the Elections Office on 40 Tower Road in San Mateo, having decided which of the three member’s seats they wish to hold,” Mark Church stated.  “I encourage candidates who are interested in pursuing a seat on the Coastside Fire Protection Board of Directors to call the Candidate Filing Officer, Meaghan Hassel Shearer (650) 312-5222 to make an appointment to review the steps in the process, the forms and the requirements for successfully filing. 


For more information, voters can call (650) 312-5222 or visit