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2018 Election

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2018 Election

November 6, 2018 - General Municipal Election

Alphabetical listing of candidates who have qualified for the City of Millbrae General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (see below table for more candidate information):

Reuben D. Holober
P.O. Box 981
Millbrae, CA 94030
 City Councilmember  4 Years Councilmember/Budget Analyst
Anne E. Oliva
855 Hacienda Way
Millbrae, CA 94030
Day Phone (650) 873-6844
Evening Phone (650) 291-9775
 City Councilmember  4 Years Incumbent
You You Xue
Residential Address: 
Hemlock Ave.
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 2
Millbrae, CA 94030
Phone (650) 200-0983
 City Councilmember  4 Years Millbrae Restaurant Owner
John Chang (Write-In)
Millbrae, CA 94030
 City Councilmember  4 Years (No Ballot Designation)

Candidate Statements

Reuben D. Holober

Occupation: Millbrae City Councilmember/Budget Analyst

Age: 30

Education and Qualifications:

I was elected to the Millbrae City Council in 2013 and served as Mayor last year. As a lifelong Millbrae resident, I am blessed to have been shaped by a caring community. I want to ensure that our city stays that way for generations to come, as my wife Amy and I raise a family here.

My top priority is rebuilding the Recreation Center tragically destroyed by fire. I have worked closely with residents to incorporate desired elements into the new plans. The City is assembling the funding package needed to build a modern center, restoring youth and senior programs.

Responsibly planned redevelopment near the transit center is key to attracting businesses, providing critical income to strengthen public safety services and modernize our infrastructure. I negotiated with developers to ensure that the projects benefit Millbrae residents, increasing revenues and Recreation Center funding while creating jobs and affordable housing.

I earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley and work as a Budget Analyst for the City and County of San Francisco. I use that analytical lens to assess Millbrae’s services and prevent wasteful spending. I will continue working hard to preserve Millbrae as a great place to live.

I respectfully ask for your vote.


Anne E. Oliva

Millbrae’s a wonderful community. I work daily to keep it wonderful and fix problems that need addressing. I’m honored to have served as Millbrae Mayor and Councilmember. 

Fire destroyed our beloved community center. Millbrae has embarked on a community-driven process to design a 21st-century replacement to rebuild the center, make it even better AND protect taxpayer dollars.

We must keep Millbrae a safe community.  Our police department needs resources, personnel, training and innovation to ensure our safety—in homes, on the street, and in local businesses. 

In order to generate new city revenue without taxing residents, I support sensible economic development. New projects recently approved will bring net new tax revenue to Millbrae, provide affordable housing, while bringing new hotel, retail and office jobs – next to mass transit.

I’m especially focused on helping Millbrae schools. I’m proud to have supported the successful parcel tax measure. I also support the Millbrae Education Foundation’s many efforts to help Millbrae schools and school children.

My husband and I have three grown children who attended local schools. I own a local small business.

I’m proud to work for you and keep Millbrae moving forward. This November, I respectfully ask for your vote.


**National Association of Realtors Fund (Non-Profit 527 Organization) Supporting Anne Oliva for City Council 2018


You You Xue

If elected, my top priority will be to put Millbrae residents and their interests first.

Local residents want to preserve a safe and suburban city that has great infrastructure, excellent schools, and a high quality of life. I want to reduce crime by increasing funding to our police, enforcing existing laws, and considering advanced safety measures such as license plate readers. I will bring business, government, and community leaders together to clean up our downtown area, resolve parking difficulties, and attract new, diverse businesses – not just more restaurants. I will use my business expertise to cut back on irresponsible spending, reduce our dependence on consultants, and redirect money to revamping our aging roads and infrastructure. I vow to apply every taxpayer dollar responsibly, and will reject reckless proposals such as the 2017 plan to build a temporary holiday ice rink for $346,000.00. Major projects must be carried out more responsibly and never at the expense of residents’ interests. I will keep government transparent and accountable, and will hold regular meetings with residents to hear their concerns. I believe Millbrae deserves better. Please visit my website to learn more, and I hope to earn your trust, support, and vote.

(650) 200-0983


John Chang (Write-In)

No Candidate Statement


Ballot Measure

On July 30, 2018 the City Council adopted an ordinance related to financing the restoration of the Millbrae Recreation Center.

The following ballot question will appear on the ballot: 

MILLBRAE RECREATION CENTER RESTORATION MEASURE. Shall a measure to provide a modern recreation center: Meeting current earthquake, electrical, fire safety codes; Providing emergency shelter, disabled access; Restoring space for youth, senior, family fitness/ arts/ education programs/ classes; by issuing $12 million in bonds, levying $8.70 per $100,000 assessed valuation, raising approximately $750,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, requiring citizens oversight, independent audits, all funds spent for the purpose of restoring the recreation center, be adopted?

Full Text for Ballot Meaure:


**Committee for Yes on Measure II - Restoration of the Millbrae Recreation Center 2018 formed to support Measure II


Election Information

A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Millbrae on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the following officers:

Two (2) Members of the City Council, each with four (4) year terms

The nomination period for interested candidates opens July 16, 2018 and closes precisely at 5:00 p.m., August 10, 2018.  Should the qualified incumbents not file papers by the August 10, 2018 deadline, the nomination period for non-incumbent candidates will be extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.


Letter from City Clerk to Candidates Interested in Running for Office

July 16, 2018

Subject: Running for City Council – City of Millbrae

Dear Candidate,

Congratulations on your decision to run for the office of City Council in the City of Millbrae. As the City’s Elections Official, I am here as a resource to guide you through the election process in a fair, objective, and impartial manner.  The nomination period runs from July 16, 2018 to August 10, 2018.  If you are interested in running for the office of the City Council, please contact me to schedule an appointment.  Plan on spending one hour of time for our meeting.  Make certain to bring a check or cash in the amount of $275 to cover the cost of the filing fee and the Candidate Statement fee.

To that end, I have enclosed the following documents in your candidate’s packet for your use.  Items 1 to 8 below must be returned with your Nomination Paper.

1. Nomination Paper (Not available online; Must be picked up from City Clerk's Office)

2. Declaration of Candidacy

3. Candidate Statement Form

4. Ballot Designation Form

5. Chinese Name or Preferred Transliteration Form

6. Permission to Post (to be used by County and City)

7. Statement of Economic Interest Form 700

8. Form - 501 return with or before you turn in your Nomination Paper

9. San Mateo County Candidate’s Guide

10. Resolution No. 18-44 (Candidate Statement Guidelines)

11. Code of Fair Political Practices

12. Mass Mailer Government Code 84305

13. Campaign Disclosure Manual 2

14. Forms 410, 460, 462, 470

15. Campaign Signs Policy

The information enclosed in hardcopy and on the memory stick is meant to help you navigate processes and procedures necessary to comply with the various laws and regulations pertaining to running for public office. This packet is not a substitute for legal advice and candidates are encouraged to consult with private counsel when legal issues arise. Furthermore, the enclosed information is not all inclusive; it is a summary of major provisions related to candidates running for public office.  Please let me know if I can be of assistance by contacting me at 650-259-2414 or via email at I look forward to working with you.


Elena Suazo 

City Clerk/Elections Official


Other Election Information:

Letter from City Clerk to Candidates Interested in Running for Office

City Council Report No. 6127 from July 10, 2018 meeting Calling for Election

Resolution No. 18-43 Ordering and Calling a General Municipal Election to be Held on Nov. 6, 2018

Resolution No. 18-44 Setting Certain Policies Applicable to Candidates in Nov. 6, 2018 Election

Resolution No. 18-45 Requesting the San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Render Election Services

Notice of Election