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Padreddii Runs For Harbor Commission Reelection

A long-time South City public servant runs once more for harbor commissioner.

Leo Padreddii of South San Francisco has been a San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner for 12 years, and is running for reelection this fall.

After several decades in public service, Padreddii calls it "a way of life."

Recent projects he has been involved in include the new, and what he said is the first dinner cruise boat permit to be granted in the district, which was approved last month.  

This November, six candidates vie for three spots on the Harbor Commission: Padreddii, Will Holsinger, Brandon Kwan, Pietro Parravano, Sabrina Brennan, and Neil Merrilees.

Below is Padreddii's official candidacy statement:

I am currently Vice President and served in each office of the San Mateo County Harbor District. During my incumbancy, the Harbor District has been one of the few Government Districts with a balanced budget as well as surplus funds with no cuts to services.

I have been co-chairman of the task force which has now begun ferry service between San Mateo County (Oyster Point Marina) and Alameda County. The Commission is working together on significant projects at both Oyster Point Marina in SSF and Pillar Point Harbor on the coast. I look forward to continuing this work by following through on these important projects.

As part of my resume in community service, I have 32 years City and State Law Enforcement experience, including FBI training at the CHP Academy. I am a former Mayor of South San Francisco. I also served on the South San Francisco Board for 9 years as well as on the San Mateo county Fair Board for 12 years.

I would be grateful for your vote re-electing me Commissioner to San Mateo County Harbor District.

ENDORSED BY: Jackie Speier, U.S. Congress; Jerry Hill, State Assemblyman

Padreddii told Patch that if he is reelected in November, it will likely be his last run. He said he would be ready for retirement after one more four-year term.

Also this November two South San Francisco Unified School District board members will run for reelection unopposed: Maurice Goodman and Judy Bush.

If City Councilmember Kevin Mullin succeeds in his run for District 22 State Assembly this fall, the council will have the opportunity to either appoint a new member to finish Mullin's term, appoint an interim member, or hold a special election. 

Tell us in the comments section what your thoughts are on the Harbor Commission election or others mentioned here.

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Pillar Point Harbor October 26, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Leo Padreddii is 83 years old and he falls asleep during Harbor District meeting. It's time he retire. The San Mateo County Harbor District needs leadership and that's not possible from a commissioner suffering from dementia.
DN November 02, 2012 at 12:49 AM
He most assuredly does not have dementia. I am a physician.
Pillar Point Harbor November 02, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Leo Padreddii is disoriented at Harbor District meetings. His memory is failing and he lacks the ability to solve basic problems.
dusktreader November 05, 2012 at 04:26 PM
comments about mr padreddii sound similar to those made by a certain candidate running for harbor commissioner who uses anonymous forums and aliases to disrespect other candidates. lame and cowardly, shame shame on your for making these comments, i have utmost respect for Padreddii, he is part of a well oiled machine doing very good work for this harbor district
dusktreader November 05, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The negative comments made by Mr. Pandreddii are made by a female candidate running for harbor commissioner. She is hiding behind a facebook page called pillar point harbor. this is not the first anonymous attack made by her under several aliases. mr padreddii is a well-known, well-respected harbor commissioner doing good work and does not deserve this disrespect. do any of you really want this person elected who hides behind alias to make derogatory comments?
Pillar Point Harbor March 13, 2013 at 07:21 AM
Leo Pandreddii is MIA. He's been absent from meetings since last year.

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