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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de Redwood CityCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Diane Howard

City Councilmember / Nurse
11,904 votos (17.07%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • I want to ensure a good quality of life for our current residents and for future generations by addressing such critical issues, e.g. transportation, parking, the lack of affordable housing and preserving the character of neighborhoods.
  • In order to ensure that Redwood City remains sustainable, we must balance our budget, address our unfunded pension liabilities, and maintain a prudent reserve.
  • We must continue to recruit and retain highly trained, skilled staff in order to provide the essential services our community needs and deserves.



Profesión:Councilmember / Nurse
Redwood City Councilmember, City of Redwood City, CA — Cargo elegido (2013–current)
Redwood City Councilmember, City of Redwood City, CA — Cargo elegido (1994–2009)


Diane is a 38 year resident of Redwood City. She is active in the community and takes pride in her many leadership roles, volunteer contributions, and fundraising activities.

Diane has an accomplished history representing the community's interests in various City leadership roles. Diane was elected to the City Council from 1994-2009 and was re-elected in November 2013. Diane is the current Vice Mayor (2017), was a former Mayor (1997-1999) and also former Vice Mayor (1995-1997, 2007-2009).

Diane has held the following regional board and committee appointments: current member, Home for All Advisory Board; current member, 150th Sesquicentennial Committee; current Chair of the Pride and Beautification Committee; current Co-Chair of the San Mateo County Water Transit Advocates; Board Member/Alternate, City and County Association of Governments of San Mateo County and current Chair of the Water Emergency Transit Authority Citizens Advisory Committee, member of the Grand Blvd Initiative, and Former Chair of the Peninsula-Traffic relief Alliance.

Other community and regional appointments include current Board Member with the Sequoia YMCA; Board Member with Kainos Home and Training Center; Board Member with Redwood City International; current member of Redwood City's Downtown Business Group, the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, and Redwood City's Parks & Arts Foundation.

Diane also held prior leadership roles as the past Chair and committee member of the Housing and Human Concerns Committee (1984-1994) and past Chair and committee member of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Committee (1982-1994).

Diane has received various community recognitions and awards for her service to the local community including the Sequoia Outstanding Individual Award in Redwood City (2016-2017), Silicon Valley Volunteer Recognition Award for Service to the Sequoia YMCA (2010-2011), and the YMCA Mid-Peninsula Red Triangle for Volunteerism Award (2003-2004).

Diane is active with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and Arts Redwood City; a prior mentor at Sequoia High School (2016-2017); and is proud to have established a booth at the Redwood City Kiwanis Farmer's Market to meet your local city council member.


Diane Howard grew up in East Islip, Long Island, New York.  Diane gained her college education at Lewis Wilson School of Nursing in Lindenhurst, New York and is a retired Orthopedic Nurse. Other career accomplishments include 28 years as an office manager of a family medical practice and three years as a Physician Relations Representative at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.

Diane is happily married to Dr. Steven Howard. Their son Geoffrey is a former Marine and a current nurse. A unique tidbit about Diane is that she is the oldest of eight children and is the only sibling to have come out West. All four sisters and three brothers live on the East Coast. Diane loves music and golfing.

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¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Hon. Joe Simitian, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Funcionarios electos (3)

  • Hon. Anna G. Eshoo, Congresswoman, 18th District
  • Hon. Jackie Speier, Congresswoman, 14th District
  • Hon. Ian Bain, Mayor of Redwood City

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Filosofía política

My name is Diane Howard. I am the current Vice Mayor of Redwood City and I am running for re-election this November. My husband, Steve, and I have lived in Redwood City for thirty-eight years. We love this community and want Redwood City to be the very best place to live, work, and raise a family.

As an elected official, I have championed for citizen involvement and community participation in the City’s decision-making processes. I helped develop Redwood City’s General Plan and Downtown Precise Plan and spearheaded the renaissance of our Downtown with the development of Courthouse Plaza and the multiplex theater complex.

I also helped with the creation of a successful recycled water program, the renovations of multiple parks and playgrounds, and two new community centers.

I will use my skill in getting things done to address issues that matter to us now: managing our successful Downtown and its traffic and parking challenges; creating more housing opportunities; maintaining the architectural character of our neighborhoods; advancing more transportation options, including ferry service; and increasing recreational opportunities. I helped initiate both the City-YMCA partnership to create a new Senior Center and YMCA multi-use, intergenerational facility and the all-inclusive Magical Bridge Playground. I will also ensure that our City remains financially stable while addressing our pension obligations.

I am fiscally conservative and every year I have been on Council have had a balanced budget with prudent reserves. Redwood City’s bond rating is one of the highest based on our history of fiscal responsibility.

My experience and track record demonstrate that I can deliver results. Enhancing the quality of life for our community will always be my top priority. I respectfully ask for your support this November.

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