Dublin resident Michael McCorriston, who works in finance and serves as an alternate on the city's Human Services Commission, has announced his intention to run for Dublin City Council this fall.
Vying for one of two regular council seats on the ballot Nov. 3, McCorriston said his candidacy will focus on fiscal sustainability, smart development and housing solutions for his city.
"Our city is facing some tough budgetary decisions over the next few years, and the current health crisis has compounded the financial uncertainty to the community," he said in a statement launching his campaign.
"As a council member, I will use my leadership experience in finance to ensure city resources are balanced with sound fiscal strategies and to objectively evaluate initiatives that are truly in the best interest of Dublin," McCorriston added.
McCorriston is among the first to publicly promote a campaign for the Dublin city elections in November. There will be two regular council seats, plus the mayor's position, on the municipal ballot during the general election.
A longtime Dublin resident with 35 years of experience in banking and finance, the last 20 of which have involved treasury operations for large multinational corporations, McCorriston pointed to smart fiscal decision-making and smart development strategies among his top priorities.
"Development efforts must be economically and environmentally sustainable, and, of course, well thought out from an aesthetic perspective," he said.
"We can preserve our remaining natural landscapes and emphasize open space for the enjoyment of our community with intelligent development planning," he added. "As a councilmember, I will encourage redevelopment efforts that partner with developers and local skilled labor to revitalize existing structures to meet Dublin’s residential and commercial demands.”
An alternate member of the Human Services Commission since last year, McCorriston also said he would focus on initiatives that create more transitional housing and services for seniors while supporting development efforts that provide for affordable housing.
"Home affordability should be a concern for everyone," he said. “Our young families, our teachers, safety providers and our seniors are finding it financially challenging to live in in the Tri-Valley, and Dublin is no exception. The decisions we make today are the legacy for future generations of Dublin families. Let’s work together to maintain Dublin’s unique heritage in the Tri-Valley.”
Employed as a corporate treasury operations director, McCorriston and his wife have lived in Dublin for more than 26 years, and their two daughters attended local schools. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Science in business finance from San Jose State University.
To learn more about McCorriston and his campaign, visit www.mike4dublin2020.com.
Editor's note: The candidate list for Dublin City Council was finalized on Aug. 12. In addition to McCorriston, the list consists of Shawn Costello, Lucrecia Deleon, Razi Hansi, Sherry Hu, Sri Muppidi, Dawn Plants, Kashef Qaadri and Samir Qureshi.