"Mueller included a long list of early endorsers in his campaign announcement, among them would-be competitor and current Councilwoman Catherine Carlton."
"'Ray and I have publicly agreed and disagreed,' Carlton said, explaining her endorsement decision. 'I generally have a lot of respect for him. He does his homework, he's thoughtful and he has really good ideas that make Menlo Park a better place. ... I think he's got more ideas left in him to help improve Menlo Park for all the people here.'"
"Mueller also lists an endorsement from Vice Mayor Drew Combs, who said in the announcement, 'Ray Mueller is a collaborative and stabilizing leader on the Menlo Park City Council. With the Menlo Park City Attorney retiring this year, the City Manager expected to retire in the next two years, and the addition of a brand new council member from District 3, Ray's demonstrated experience as a pragmatic problem solver on behalf of residents, as well as his depth of knowledge, will continue to serve as an invaluable resource to the Menlo Park City Council.'"