Appointed incumbent Anne Oliva and Reuben Holober have come away as the winners of the two open seats on the Millbrae City Council.
Oliva took first place with 30.9 percent of the vote, while Holober snagged second place with 29.4 percent of the vote. Ann Schneider followed with 25.3 percent, while Douglas Radtke received 14.5 percent, according to semi-official final results by the San Mateo County Elections Office.
Oliva was appointed to the council in June after the death of Nadia Holober, former councilwoman and Reuben Holober’s mother. Mayor Gina Papan is termed out.
Oliva, 53, is a broker and owner of real estate business, along with being past president of the San Mateo County Association of Realtors. She’s lived in Millbrae for 22 years.
“I’m really happy, excited and thrilled actually,” she said. “I think that development of downtown, public safety and private property rights are my top priorities.”
Meanwhile, newcomer Holober, 25, said he was nervous in the hours leading up to the election, but that the precinct walking and phone calls seemed to make a difference. Bringing more businesses to Millbrae would be his first order of business.
“It’s something we’ll need to boost city services,” he said. “We’ve cut back on number of services and need stronger revenue streams to ensure quality public safety and improve infrastructure.”
Holober is a biotech employee at Natera in San Carlos.
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