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About Patrick

Occupation: Mayor/Educator/Business Owner/Media Host    

As a 34-year resident and current Mayor of Foster City, I care passionately about our community. And I am well-prepared to address issues important to you: Rec Center Project, traffic, housing, levee plan, quality of life and many others. 


With the open seats on the Nov. 5, 2024 ballot, I am seeking re-election to the City Council of Foster City to address these issues.


As your current Foster City Mayor I've listened as our Council wrestled with these issues.  I served 10 years on Parks & Rec Committee, including as Chair. I’ve been a member of Chamber of Commerce, and Lion’s Club, including as President. This community service experience provides me with a unique perspective on breadth and depth of issues and demonstrates commitment to public service. 


The issues we face are complex. Experience is crucial. Issues such as transportation and housing are problems for Foster City but also for surrounding communities. As host of “Podcast by the Bay,” I’ve interviewed  a wealth of Peninsula mayors, State Senators, and State Assemblymembers gaining insights into these issues and others. 


I understand civility and collaboration with Council members is of paramount importance. I have the energy, persistence, and temperament to achieve workable solutions. Respectfully, I ask for your vote.

Thanks again,

Patrick J. Sullivan

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Patrick J. Sullivan

Community Activist

  • Current Foster City Mayor 2024

  • Foster City Lions Club, President (2017 – 2018) and Member (2011 – Present)

  • Foster City Chamber of Commerce, Member (2008 – Present)

  • Lay Arbitrator for San Mateo County Bar Association (2002 – Present)

  • Foster City CERT (2008 – Present)

  • Elected Delegate for Democratic Assembly District 22 (2017 – 2019)

  • Grand Jury Member, San Mateo County (2013 – 2014)

  • Foster City Park & Recreation (1995 – 2005)

  • Past Commissioner of Disabilities, San Mateo County 

  • Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, Member


Media Host

  • Co-host of Podcast by the Bay (2017 – Present)

  • Interviewed 16 Peninsula Mayors

  • Interviewed 4 State Assembly members, 2 State Senators and numerous citizens and local politicians on community issues


  • MAT / MBA, Master’s in Teaching / Business, Notre Dame de Namur University

  • Special Needs Teach, Sequoia School District (2010 – Present)

  • Graduate San Mateo/Foster City Leadership

  • BA, San Francisco State University

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