Thank you for visiting my campaign website! Since 2018, it’s been my privilege to represent the residents of Foster City on the City Council, and in my current role as Mayor. My husband and I have raised our 2 children here in our community which values families, diversity, and unparalleled quality of life. But we face the challenges of a modern region.
I have successfully faced these challenges while working collaboratively to maintain and improve issues of safety, health, infrastructure, environment, and financial stability. I’m running for re-election to continue this important work and ensure our community is poised for a vibrant future.
I will continue to leverage my experience, leadership, and over two decades of financial expertise to safeguard our quality of life and make fiscally responsible decisions on issues including:
- Public safety
- Economic development
- Revenue generation
- Support of small business
- Traffic and infrastructure improvements
- Quality parks and open spaces
- Stewardship of our lagoons and waterways
- Climate and environmental challenges
- Quality schools
- Responsible growth
- Affordable housing
- Transparency and collaboration
The next few years are pivotal for Foster City’s future, requiring decisive, experienced, and collaborative leadership. I humbly ask for your vote so that I may continue to work on your behalf.
Vision & Priorities
I will continue my support of well- funded police and fire departments. This includes state-of-the-art training for public safety personnel, and a focus on community policing.
Address post pandemic structural budget deficit by prudent fiscal management, including economic development, business revitalization, and new revenue sources.
Parks & Waterways
Our lagoons and waterways are integral to our unique quality of life. I will work to ensure quality parks and preservation of open spaces, while maintaining our beautiful waterways and completion of the levee project.
We must prioritize the repair of our aging infrastructure, complete our levee and wastewater treatment plant projects and begin the approved Recreation Center rebuild.
I will work toward the enhancement of traffic relief programs, prioritize intersection and signal improvements, collaborate with federal, state, and local partners to address the 92 and 101 interchange and solve “last mile” challenges.
I will continue long-term planning to protect against sea-level rise, address water circulation and contamination issues, prioritize the cleanliness and safety of our beachfronts and work toward diligently toward lower carbon emissions
“Richa cares deeply about Foster City and works hard to listen respectfully to all points of view. She is a fiscally responsible leader. I am proud to endorse Richa for city council.”
-Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Federal Elected Leaders
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
State Elected Officials
Kevin Mullin | State Assemblymember, District 22
Josh Becker | State Senator, District 13
Jerry Hill | Former CA State Senator District 3
County Elected Officials
Carole Groom | San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Dave Pine | San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 1
City Elected Officials
Sam Hindi | Councilmember, Foster City
Patrick Sullivan | Councilmember, Foster City
Rick Wykoff | Former Councilmember, Foster City
Diane Papan | Deputy Mayor, San Mateo
Eric Rodriguez | Councilmember, San Mateo
Joe Goethals | Councilmember, San Mateo
Julia Mates | Mayor, Belmont
Charles Stone | Councilmember, Belmont
Davina Hurt | Councilmember, Belmont
Sara McDowell | Mayor, San Carlos
Adam Rak | Vice Mayor, San Carlos
Ray Mueller | Councilmember, Menlo Park
Drew Combs | Councilmember, Menlo Park
Diane Howard | Councilmember, Redwood City
Ian Bain | Former Councilmember, Redwood City
Gina Papan | Councilmember, Millbrae
Mark Nagales | Councilmember, South San Francisco
Emily Beach | Councilmember, Burlingame
Phoebe Shin Venkat | Planning Commissioner, Foster City
Ravi Jagtiani | Planning Commissoner, Foster City
Charlie Bronitsky | Planning Commissioner, Foster City
Paul Williams | Former Planning Commissioner
Ritu Raj Tiwari | Parks & Recreation Commission
Fred Baer | Parks & Recreation Commission
Larry Staley | President, Foster City Historical Society
Vladimir Ofitservov | Board Member and CTO, Foster City Historical Society
Bill Stewart | Chair, Foster City Assoc. of Black Residents
Shiraz Zack | President, Foster City Rotary Club
Alison Proctor | Trustee, San Mateo-Foster City School Board
Richa cares deeply about Foster City and works hard to listen respectfully to all points of view. She is a fiscally responsible leader. I am proud to endorse Richa for city council.
- Congresswoman Jackie Speier
I am proud to support Richa for her re-election to Foster City Council. As a Councilmember and Mayor, Richa has demonstrated a true understanding of the challenges facing her community and our region. Her collaborative approach reflects the kind of leadership that gets things done.
- CA Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
Richa’s background gives her the ability to plan strategically and tackle challenging issues. As a Councilmember and Mayor, she has been an ardent advocate for Foster City and has established strong working relationships with regional leaders. I am proud to endorse her for her re-election.
- Josh Becker, CA State Senator, Dist. 13