I'm Larry Carr, and I am proud to serve as a Councilmember in Morgan Hill.
I am running for re-election with a clear and positive plan for Morgan Hill: rebuild our economy and help local businesses re-open safely, address issues of equity within our community, limit growth, support public safety, protect open space and agricultural resources, continue making downtown a vibrant centerpiece to our community.
Morgan Hill is at an inflection point in our history. Will politics influence us, or will we rise above to solve issues and continue with Morgan Hill’s record of achievement.
This election is about serious issues, and the leadership qualities needed to move us forward and protect our quality of life. I have a proven record of working with the community and my colleagues to get things done.
I hope you'll spend some time on this site learning about me and my approach to addressing issues, my position on some of the pressing issues Morgan Hill faces and my experience in leadership in our great community.
Putting My Experience
I was first elected to the Morgan Hill City Council in November of 2000. I have served as Mayor Pro-Tem, Vice Chair of the former Redevelopment Agency and Chair of the Economic Development Corporation.
As your council member I have had a hand in every major decision over the last 20 years. From authoring an anti-vaping ordinance to get vaping materials out of the hands of our kids to co-authoring two growth control measures, creating an Environmental Agenda for the City and getting CalTrain and other transportation funding for South County, I've been effective in achieving results for our community.
Prior to serving on the Council, I served four years (1996-2000) on the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Trustees. While President of the Board for two years, I oversaw implementation of class-size reductions, strategies to relieve the district of severe over-crowding that resulted in the construction of a new elementary school - Barrett, renovations of Live Oak and the construction of Morgan Hill’s second comprehensive high school - Sobrato High School.
As a Council Member I serve on many outside agencies representing Morgan Hill and all of South County.
Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors – representing Morgan Hill and Gilroy
Chair, Administration & Finance Committee
Vice Chair, Capitol Programs Committee
Governance & Audit Committee
Chair, Mobility Partnership with San Benito County
Caltrain Local Policy Maker Group
South County Regional Wastewater Authority (with City of Gilroy)
Chair, Joint Powers Board of Directors
Joint Water Resources Committee (with Valley Water District)
City/School Liaison Committee (with Morgan Hill Unified School District)
South County Joint Planning Advisory Committee (with Santa Clara County and City of Gilroy)
Flood Control Advisory Committee (with Valley Water District)
Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (with Law Enforcement and Cities of Santa Clara County)
Santa Clara County Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee
Morgan Hill Police Officers' Association
Morgan Hill Fire Fighters, Cal Fire local 2881
Morgan Hill Community Service Officers' Association
State Senator Bill Monning
Assembly Member Robert Rivas
Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman
Morgan Hill Council Member John McKay
Morgan Hill Treasurer David Clink
Santa Clara Valley Water Director John Varela
Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustees
Open Space Authority Board Member Alex Kennett
Glenn Hendricks, Sunnyvale City Council Member and Vice Chair VTA Board
Johnny Khamis, San Jose City Council Member
Sergio Jimenez, San Jose City Council Member
Steve Tate, former Mayor of Morgan Hill
Marilyn Librers, former Council Member
Greg Sellers, former Council Member
John Sorci, former Mayor of Morgan Hill
Laurie Barke, former Mayor of Morgan Hill
Ron Woolf, former MHUSD Trustee
Bob Benevento, former MHUSD Trustee
Donna Ruebusch, former MHUSD Trustee
Barbara Krainock Ristrim
Marilyn & Matt Wendt
Mary & Mike Cox
Janie & Roger Knopf
Mary & Bill Hiland
Ellyn & Nick Gaich
Joyce & Jim Carr
Robin & Jim Cassidy
Annette & Chris Jones
Bobbi & Ben Morales
Diane & Ed Tewes
Peggy & Ron Woolf
Rosy & Rich Bergin
Kathy & Brian Sullivan
Elaine & Dana Ditmore
Aimee & Brad Ledwith
Emily & Lee Wilcox
Sandy & David de la Cuesta
Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
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