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Longtime Burlingame councilwoman retiring
July 18, 2013, 05:00 AM By Angela Swartz Daily Journal

Cathy Baylock

After 12 years on the Burlingame City Council, Cathy Baylock announced she will not be seeking re-election this fall.

Mayor Ann Keighran and Councilman Michael Brownrigg hold the other seats up for re-election this fall. Both pulled papers to run, but have yet to file officially. Burlingame resident Robert Schinagl also pulled papers to run for a seat on the council. He has yet to file an application for candidacy, said City Clerk Mary Ellen Kearney.

For Baylock, the time was just right.

“We’ve accomplished many good things and now that Burlingame is stable, it seems like a good time to go off and do something different,” Baylock said. “I’m leaving for all good reasons.”

Baylock said she plans on spending more time at her Bible study group in Foster City, which she’s been part of for 21 years. She also plans on spending more time working at the Burlingame Historical Society, seeing her family more and skiing once she wraps up her time on the City Council.

She is most proud of the train station remodel she worked on during her first year as mayor in 2006.

“It ended up being a beautiful landscaped project,” Baylock said. “People don’t realize how hard it is to get things done.”

Brownrigg, who was elected to the City Council in 2009, said he pulled papers Wednesday.

“Cathy has done terrific public service; she loves Burlingame and is a great colleague,” Brownrigg said. “I’m surprised by her decision. She’s been a lot of fun to work with.”

Brownrigg said he doesn’t have any other candidates in mind, but said he is sure there will be a good pool of potential councilmembers in the running.

“We’re blessed in Burlingame because we have a lot of thoughtful, civic-minded people,” Brownrigg said.

Keighran said she was disappointed by Baylock’s announcement since the two work together so well.

“I wish she was running,” Keighran said. “She has been phenomenal. I highly respect her for her dependability and ethics. She was always a councilmember first.”

Charles Voltz, one of the founders of advocacy group Citizens for a Better Burlingame, initially met Baylock a decade ago at the Burlingame Historical Society.

“We go back a long way,” Voltz said. “She’s been a marvelous advocate for Burlingame and I’m disappointed to hear she’s not running again.”

Baylock said she hasn’t heard of any potential contenders in the coming City Council election.

“It’s strange because in April or May, you hear about people throwing their hats in the ring, but no one has been coming to the meetings or talking about it,” she said.

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