Written by Patch Staff
Former Redwood City mayor Diane Howard has snagged endorsements from two influential Congresswomen in her bid for a Redwood City council seat in this year's November election.
Reps. Anna G. Eshoo, (D-Palo Alto) and Jackie Speier, (D-San Mateo) announced their support for Howard this week citing her extensive experience working in the community.
"Diane has more than demonstrated that she cares about this community through her work on behalf of children and seniors, for recreation and business. I have every confidence that she will be an asset on the city council and I am pleased to give her my full support," Eshoo said in a statement.
Howard is no stranger to Redwood City politics. She served four city council terms from 1994 through 2009 including a stint as mayor from 1997 to 1999.
Other candidates vying for three open seats on the council in the Nov. 5 election include:
Howard is gearing up her campaign in September by meeting with various groups and participating in community improvement projects.
On Sept. 18 she will attend an open house for seniors and others in the Sunset Room of the Veterans Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. On Sept. 21, Howard will be leading local Coastal Clean-up Day efforts in Redwood City.
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