Teddy King, a member of the Piedmont Recreation Commission, on Wednesday announced her intention to run for the Piedmont City Council in the February 2014 election.
She's the first person to announce her candidacy for the council, where three seats will be up for grabs in the next election.
Current Councilmember Jeff Wieler will be eligible to seek reelection for a second term. Mayor John Chiang and Councilmember Garrett Keating will "term out" after two four-year terms.
In a press release, King said her community service includes serving on the Piedmont Park Commission as a member and, during her last year, as the chair.
She was chair of the Piedmont Environmental Task Force for 18 months and a board member of the Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Club (PNNC) for five years, serving as president during the final year.
She also worked on the Giving Campaign for Piedmont schools in 2012.
“I really value the opportunity to serve our town as an appointed commissioner," King said in the release.
"We are a small town, but we have serious issues to confront. I enjoy the collaborative aspect of serving on city commissions — it’s democracy in action.”
Professionally, King has worked as a legislative aide for a member of Congress, as chief of staff to a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as a mayoral appointee to a city department in San Francisco and as a policy analyst for a national health care non-profit organization, she said.
King said her two campaign co-chairs are Planning Commission Vice Chair Susan Ode and former Park Commission Chair Jukka Valkonen.
She said other members of her campaign steering committee are former Piedmont mayors Patty White, Valerie Matzger, Michael Bruck, Abe Friedman and Dean Barbieri; former park commissioner and current Recreation Commissioner Brian Cain, M.D.; Park Commissioner Mary Geong; Sue Smegal; Cameron Wolfe; former Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers president Carin Bradley Alemania; Roderick Alemania; Wildwood parents Cory Smegal and Jonathan Becker; Beach School dad Bryan CantrIll; and Piedmont High School parents Adam Betta and Debbi DiMaggio.
King and her husband, Larry King, live in Piedmont with their three children, Nicholas, Allison and Danny.
She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to City Clerk John Tulloch, the official filing period for city council nomination papers opens Oct. 14, 2013, and ends Nov. 8, 2013.
He noted that any candidate who intends to raise money for his or her campaign must also file a Form 501 with the city clerk's office before starting fundraising efforts or receiving campaign contributions, even if that is prior to Oct. 14.
In the February election, Piedmont residents will also be electing two people to the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education.
Incumbents Ray Gadbois and Roy (E. Leroy) Tolles will both complete their second four-year terms in March of 2014 and are not eligible for reelection.