Tom Fischer

For Gilroy City Council 2016

A new independent voice for Gilroy.

Committed to supporting: Public Safety, Economic Development, Fiscal Responsibility, Downtown Revitalization and Community and Growth.

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About Tom

As a longtime resident with experience in public service, I am running for Gilroy City Council to represent a new, independent voice for Gilroy.

Committed to supporting:
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Community and Growth

As a longtime resident with experience in public service, I am running for Gilroy City Council to represent a new, independent voice for Gilroy.

I have lived in Gilroy for 40 years, and my wife and I raised our two sons here. Before retirement, I worked as a plumber and later as project manager and estimator (all for the same company) for 33 years. In 2011, a land use issue near our home led me to a position on the Planning Commission, where I am a former Chair and continue to serve. I am also a member of the Development Standards Task Force, Gilroy General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC), and the Downtown Station Area Plan Committee for High Speed Rail.

I am an independent thinker and have made no promises to any group. I support open government and transparency. I am also a strong believer in pragmatic, collaborative problem solving. I will encourage and welcome input from all parties, respect the opinions of others, listen to public input, and make my decisions based upon the information available to me. I will vote for what I believe is in the best interest of the citizens of Gilroy.

I am fiscally conservative and support balanced budgets and adequate reserves. I support responsible development, open space, and a vibrant downtown. I support more funding directed to street maintenance and repairs. I support a transition from at large, to district elections. For more information, see Priorities.