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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
Council Member; City of Cupertino

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Richard W. Lowenthal 4,975 votes 38.8%

  • Occupation: Business Formation Consultant
  • On the Board of Directors of 5 high tech companies
  • Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner
  • Chair, Cupertino Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Board Member of Fremont Union High School District Foundation
  • Board Member of Cupertino Community Services
  • A leader in local schools and youth sports
  • Cupertino should have things for its citizens to do and places to go, including good retail businesses, and a walkable town center
  • Cupertino is risking financial problems as it embarks on $26M+ in capital projects
  • We need to solve teacher retention issues and help get our schools adequately funded.
Michael S. Chang 4,562 votes 35.6%
  • Occupation: Department Chair and Faculty, De Anza College
  • Cupertino City Councilman, 1995-Present, Mayor, 1997-98
  • Cupertino Union School Board member, 1991-1995, President, 1994-95
  • Earned a Fulbright Fellowship
  • Ph.D. in Education, Stanford University, 1988
  • M.A. in Political Science, Stanford University 1985
  • B.S. in Financial Accounting, SFSU, 1980
  • Preserve Our Suburban Character - balance growth with protecting our neighborhoods, reducing traffic conjestion, and control high-density development.
  • Build Community Partnerships - develope partnerships with schools, and local businesses. Increase seniors, families, and youth programs.
  • Tough on Crime - improve public safety, expand Neighborhood Watch programs, and higher officer profile in public schools. Need more time for officers.
Orrin Mahoney 3,282 votes 25.6%
  • Occupation: Marketing Program Manager
  • 32 year Hewlett-Packard employee, 20 in Cupertino
  • Cupertino Planning Commissioner, 8 years
  • Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Goodwill Industries of Santa Clara County, Board
  • 30 year homeowner in Cupertino
  • Four children in or through Cupertino schools
  • Creating better places to meet and shop by reinvigorating our shopping centers
  • Expanding the library in a manner to best serve the community
  • Providing housing opportunities for people just beginning their careers, including our teachers

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