Coastside Fire Protection Board Special Recall Election Filing Period for Write-In Candidates

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

(Redwood City, CA) The write-in candidate filing period for individuals interested in pursuing a seat on the Coastside Fire Protection Board of Directors was announced today by San Mateo County’s Chief Election Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church.  “To qualify for the Special Recall Election, potential write-in candidates must file their paperwork between 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.” 

Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy must file their paperwork at the San Mateo County Elections Division at 40 Tower Road.  Candidates are advised to schedule an appointment, to ensure an adequate amount of time for instruction and document processing.  Those interested should contact the Candidate Filing Officer, Meaghan Hassel Shearer, at (650) 312-5293 or email to schedule an appointment. 

Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name and residential address, the candidate’s declaration of candidacy and a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). 

Chief Elections Officer Mark Church reminds interested candidates that; “This election is being conducted 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.   Accordingly, interested candidates must decide which of the three members’ seats they wish to hold.” 

Mark Church also noted that “No information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their name, will be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as Official Ballot, Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet.”

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

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