Dear Friends,

If you live (from north to south) in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, the southern part of South Almaden Valley, or in the unincorporated County hillside communities in this area, I humbly request your support and vote as I run for re-election this fall for District 7 of the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Simply put, you elected me to bring change to the Water District Board and you
got it. Let's continue the momentum we’ve created.

​You entrusted me with your water and I take this responsibility seriously. The District entered this historic drought in good position, and I've played a leadership role in our response. I led a change before the drought that increased conservation rebates. I later wrote the memo that doubled many of our water conservation rebates, which quintupled the response for lawn replacement. We’re vastly expanding recycled water, and I’m advocating treatment of wastewater to drinkable levels (“potable reuse”), a new, drought-proof water supply. NASA has done this for astronauts. We can do it too.

I upheld my campaign promises:  evening meetings so the public can attend; increased authority to citizen-run advisory committees; controlled costs and cut the Board’s pay back to 2008 levels; treated and removed poisonous mercury from our ecosystem; secured millions of dollars of funding for environmental restoration; and took giant steps forward in flood protection Countywide.

​Please look around here at for why this momentum must continue. Thank you, and  I look forward to serving you again.

​Also please “like” the Facebook page for the campaign and leave a comment expressing best wishes so your Facebook friends can see.


P.S. Thanks again for your help! 


Brian Schmidt

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Your Water - Your Choice

Greetings Mercury News Readers! 

I'm thrilled to receive the ringing endorsement of the Mercury News:

"We recommend Schmidt based on his record, temperament and values.....He is informed, ethical, and diligent. And he's not afraid to talk about ideas in public. We like that in a public official."

...And Both The Mountain View Voice and Palo Alto Weekly! 

Another ringing endorsement, from the Mountain View Voice:

"He's been a hard-working and committed board member, doing a more than satisfactory job at representing north county's interests.... We recommend re-electing Brian Schmidt to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors."

The Palo Alto Weekly carried the same endorsement message. Please check out our endorsement page for more!