The filing period for candidates running for local office starts Monday, July 12 and ends on Friday, Aug. 6. Menlo Park has three open City Council seats to fill as does Atherton. There are also three vacant seats each on the Las Lomitas School District and Menlo Park City School district boards.
We’re guessing those who are inclined to run for such positions have already made up their mind and are ready to file. But if you’ve ever thought, “wonder how you do it?”, the county of San Mateo elections office provides a bevy of information, including Ten Things You Need to Know to Declare Your Candidacy for Local Office.