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Incumbents win in Burlingame: Third place still tight, with Ortiz 10 votes over Cohen
November 06, 2013, 05:00 AM By Angela Swartz Daily Journal

Mayor Ann Keighran took the top spot in the Burlingame City Council race with 23 percent of the vote for one of the three seats on the council.

Councilman Michael Brownrigg took the next spot with 20.2 percent of the vote, according to semi-official final results from the San Mateo County Elections Office. It was a close race between Ricardo Ortiz and former councilman Russ Cohen, who are separated by 10 votes, with Ortiz taking 15.6 percent with 1,644 votes and Cohen taking 15.5 percent with 1,634 votes. Nirmala Bandrapalli, Steve Duncan, Alexander England Kent, Andrew Peceimer and Robert Schinagl also ran. Incumbent Cathy Baylock opted not to run again.

Cohen, 54, has not yet conceded and said he knew it was going to be a close race, but will have to wait for official results. Cohen is vice president of the Burlingame Historical Society, founder and chief curator, at the Burlingame History Museum and executive director of the Palo Alto Business and Professional Association. He was on council from 2005-2007.

Ortiz, 50, is waiting it out as well. He has lived in Burlingame for 20 years and is the Burlingame High School Drama Boosters president and is on the Peninsula Health Care District long-term planning committee.

Meanwhile, Keighran, 47, is celebrating her victory. She has been on Burlingame City Council since 2005 and is a Burlingame native.

“All the hard work paid off,” she said. “I did a lot of precinct walking and being on council for eight years definitely helps. Council as a whole has been very productive for the last four years and that counts.”

She said she’s interested in continuing to work on the master plan for a potential new community center and building the new Broadway overpass.

Brownrigg, 52, was elected to council in 2009 with the most votes in that election. He is a former U.S. diplomat and is now a venture capitalist.

“I’m grateful to people of Burlingame and very excited about the next four years,” Brownrigg said.

Both Keighran and Brownrigg said their top priority going into office is to figure out way to build a parking garage to unlock the redevelopment of downtown and implement the downtown plan. Brownrigg said he is very much looking forward to working with Keighran again.

angela@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 105

 

 

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