Karen Stepper running for a sixth term on Danville City Council | New


While she seeks to maintain a vibrant downtown in which local businesses can thrive, Stepper noted that she is also focused on maintaining Danville’s parks and open spaces, as well as recreational opportunities and city-sponsored entertainment.

“Our parks and open spaces host a wide range of events and public facilities, including the renovated Village Theater, two community centers, the Veterans Memorial Building, Hap Magee Ranch Park, as well as a number of picnic grounds, playgrounds and bocce courts for all ages,” Stepper said. “As a member of City Council, I have worked diligently to protect and (expand) these crucial public spaces and I will continue to do so for years to come.”

During her tenure on city council, Stepper was named mayor a total of four times, most recently in 2020. In Danville, the mayor serves a one-year term and is appointed annually by council vote. rather than directly elected by voters.

Before being elected to the board in 2002, Stepper spent nine years on the school board of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Before retiring from the workforce, Stepper worked as an accountant in San Ramon after a four-year career as a math teacher in San Jose. She is the mother of a daughter and a son who graduated from Monte Vista High School, both of whom work in San Francisco.

As of August 2, no challenger had filed for the incumbent seat of Stepper. The deadline for nominations is next Friday (August 12).

More information about Stepper’s campaign is available at karenstepper.com.


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