gmhTODAY Winter 2023 - Page 22

The South County

People on the move in 2023

Morgan Hill Recognizes Mayor Rich Constantine and Councilmember John McKay for Service

Outgoing Mayor Rich Constantine and outgoing councilmember John McKay were recognized for their service to the community at the December 14 , 2022 Mayor & City Council Inauguration . Sitting and newly elected councilmembers thanked both men for their collaboration and leadership . City Administrator Christina Turner praised both for their friendship , trust , and partnership . She thanked them for being teammates during the difficult times of wildfires , the economic shutdown during COVID-19 , among other challenges . She praised them for their hearts for service to City

Bracco has served a total of four full terms on the council : 2005 , 2010 , 2014 , 2018 . He now begins his fifth term . He is a life-long Gilroy resident and owner of Bracco ' s Towing .
Morgan Hill District B voters re-elected Yvonne Martinez-Beltran to another four-year term . Beltran has lived in Morgan Hill since childhood and attended local schools . She and husband Roberto has three daughters .
Staff and the community . Common themes for all who spoke were the dedication the two had for the City of Morgan Hill , and their efforts to help make Morgan Hill the best it can be for all residents . New Mayor Mark Turner thanked Constantine for his help and availablity during the transition process . McKay stated he felt very good knowing that Marilyn Librers was going to be filling his vacated seat on the dias .
Constantine and McKay will no doubt continue to be involved in local intiatives . We certainly look forward to their continued impact and wish them well !
Marquez , Bracco , Martinez-Beltran retain seats

Gilroy voters re-elected Dione

Bracco and elected Carol Marquez , who was an appointed incumbent councilmember , to new terms . Marquez was the second highest vote-getter , with 7,528 registered votes , trailing Tom Cline ' s 7,776 registered votes . Bracco was the third highest vote-getter with 6,664 registered votes .
Marquez is a retired educator . She was elected to a two-year term in 2018 to fill a vacancy , then was appointed to fill Marie Blankley ' s seat when she became Mayor .
The focus of her campaign was advocating for a Monterey Cooridor Specific Plan , economic development , water and infrastructure improvements . She also cites public safety as a top priority . She was sworn in at the inauguration by newly elected Santa Clara County Supervisor Sylvia Arenas with her family by her side .
Peter Leroe-Munoz : Gilroy Councilmember Moves On After 12 Years

Three-term City councilmember

Peter Leroe-Muniz gave his parting comments to the dias and to a packed chamber at the December 12 , swearing in ceremony . He was presented with a plaque for his 12 years of service by Mayor Marie Blankley , who thanked him for his service and committment to the City .
Leroe-Muniz stated that he always considered his time on City Council as " temporary " and one that he would one day return to someone else . He thanked city staff , the community , and his family for their support during his tenure . At the conclusion of his comments and plaque presentation , attendees gave him a standing ovation . We thank Peter for his service and wish him well in the future !
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