This is Patrick Sullivan’s fifth attempt for a Foster City Council seat.

I met Patrick a couple of times in the last six months. His responses to my questions were uninspiring, wishy-washy and glib. They centered around who he knew rather than what he could do.

I will not support Patrick Sullivan for the following reasons.

1). Sullivan will lean how the political winds blow. During the recall, he accused the recall group of disseminating misinformation while silently watching Perez bully and intimidate residents. Once he saw the popularity of the recall movement, he started claiming to support it.

2). His spiteful behavior toward the current council will make it impossible for any councilmember to have a meaningful dialogue with him.

3). His recent baseless allegation about the levee project is yet another attempt for attention.

4). When FC-watchdog requested that the council order a third-party audit, he vehemently opposed it without knowing any details.

5). Real estate groups and construction unions finance his campaigns.

6). He cannot clearly articulate his thoughts.

Some may dismiss the above six reasons as my personal bias. Here is a more objective reason I believe Patrick Sullivan is not the right candidate:

7). Patrick Sullivan is a follower, not a leader. This is evident if you speak to him. If he is elected, we will effectively have a four-person council. Patrick will vote with whoever has the loudest voice in the room. Foster City needs a better representative than Patrick Sullivan.

Shankar Kenkre

Foster City

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There is a hate campaign in Foster City by the Watch Dog Group and Toxic Recall group. Patrick Sullivan deserves none of this caustic behavior. This group targets a person to bully and smear. Very embarassing to this city that has to answer what about all this negatrive hateful commenting. Patrick Sullivan has received a lot of endorsement possibly becoming a threat to this groups powerful favor of another candidate. a definite threat to egos . It's almost like this group has taken over the behavior of the past councilmember Perez whom they hate so much.

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