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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
Council Member; City of Palo Alto; Unexpired Short Term

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jim Burch 3,930 votes 35.7%

  • Occupation: VP & Management Supervisor, BBDO Advertising (1951-1974)
  • Co-founder, Urban Coalition, San Francisco.
  • Full-time volunteer, Beyond War Foundation, Foundation for Global Community (1974-present); Member, Board of Trustees
  • President, San Alma Homeowners Assn.
  • Producer of documentary television films for PBS stations
  • Resident 23 years. Married, two children, three grandchildren in Palo Alto schools
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  • Reduce alienation, restore a strong sense of community.
  • Protect our neighborhoods from overdevelopment and traffic.
  • Promote need to find sustainable regional solutions to "local" problems.
Craig Woods 3,460 votes 31.4%
  • Occupation: Software executive
  • B.S.M.E, B.A. Modern Languages, Union College
  • President, Palo Alto Homeowners Association
  • Restore confidence in our city government
  • Clear objectives, open communication, efficient processes
Phyllis C. Cassel 2,037 votes 18.5%
  • Occupation: Registered Nurse
  • Planning Commission, City of Palo Alto
  • Board of Directors, Santa Clara LWV 1990-93
  • Leadership Midpeninsula, Class of 1999
  • B.A. Rutgers University in Community Development
  • MCH School of Nursing, Diploma
  • Pursue effective alternative transportation options
  • Seek housing options for people of all income levels
  • Work cooperatively with the Palo Alto Unified School District to meet children's needs
Bob Moss 1,595 votes 14.5%
  • Occupation: Principal Engineer; B.S. Met. Eng.
  • Fellow, ASTM; former Assistant Editor, SAMPE Journal
  • Technical Committee 18th, 19th, 20th 21st Space Simulation Conferences
  • Cable Co-op Board; Past President Palo Alto Civic League
  • Citizen of the Year 1983; Past Chair, La Comida senior nutrition program
  • Past treasurer Council for the Arts (CAPA), Barron Park Assn.
  • Oversaw Superfund Toxic site remediation; Creek Committee Chair - BPA
  • Make government more efficient and effective by anticipating issues and solving them before they become major problems.
  • Approach problems with the goal of involving and including all who can help find and apply solutions.
  • Retain those elemnts which make Palo Alto sucessful and vibrant while reaching out to the future and embracing useful changes.

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