Charles Stone is a San Mateo County native. Charles attended UC San Diego (’97) and Santa Clara University School of Law (’02.) He began his career as a litigator with the well-respected Redwood City, CA firm of Roger, Scott & Helmer and currently works with the Law Offices of Katherine R. Moore, PC in Redwood City, CA. He is experienced assisting clients with all phases of civil litigation.
After moving his family (Jessica, Sophia (15,) and Sara (13)) from San Mateo to Belmont in 2004, Charles became active as a volunteer in the public school community and youth sports. In 2010, Charles began volunteering with the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Education Foundation (School-Force!). In 2012, he was appointed to the School-Force! Board of Directors as Endowment Chair and helped lead an effort that resulted in new fundraising records.
In 2013, Charles was elected to the Belmont City Council. He served as Vice-Mayor in 2016 and Mayor in 2017. He was reelected to the council in November of 2018. Charles was appointed to the San Mateo County Transit District (“SamTrans”) Board of Directors in December, 2014 and currently serves as Board Chair. He also serves on the Caltrain Joint Powers Board In addition to his county transit role, Charles also serves as the Chair of the San Mateo County Library JPA and on the Governing Board of Peninsula Clean Energy. Until 2016, he was also a member of Governing Board of the South Bay Waste Management Agency (“ReThink Waste.”)