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Santa Clara County, CA November 6, 2001 Election
Council Member; City of Palo Alto Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 21 9:55am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (37/37)
Candidates (Vote for 5)
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Hillary Freeman 7,963 votes 15.2%

  • Occupation: Business Manager
  • Married, mother of 2 school aged children
  • BS, completed graduate work, Marine Biology, Staistics
  • Board of Directors, YMCA, Childrens Theatre
  • PTA, PTAC Executive Boards
  • Libraries Now! Founding Member
  • Youth Soprts Coach/ Referee
  • Solutions that balance competing needs
  • Citizen participation in local government
  • Joint planning between our local institutions
Yoriko Kishimoto 6,366 votes 12.2%
  • Occupation: Management consultant and author of The Third Century
  • President, Palo Alto Civic League 1996-98
  • Chair of the Transportation Committee for Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee 1993-95
  • MBA, Stanford University and 15 years running her own business
  • Treasurer and Trustee of Hidden Villa 1993-1999
  • President, University South Neighborhoods Group
  • Palo Alto resident for 15 years, married with two school-age children
  • Vibrant, engaged, and eminently livable Palo Alto
  • Walkable, safe neighborhoods and high environmental standards
  • Open and accountable government
Jim Burch 6,105 votes 11.7%
  • Occupation: Full time member of Palo Alto City Council
  • President, San Alma Homeowners Assn., Trustee, Foundation for Global Community. Former VP and Management Supervisor
  • Palo Alto resident 25 years, Married; two children, three grandchildren
  • Creating a sustainable, livable, and vital Palo Alto is my first priority.
  • Renewing the infrastructure--parks,streets,libraries. Promoting "green" buildings, reducing traffic, creating attainable housing.
  • Working to retain open space, speaking out agains the idea that "bigger is always better."
Victor Ojakian 5,864 votes 11.2%
  • Occupation: Project Manager, Hewlett Packard
  • Vice Mayor, City Of Palo Alto
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • Member, Finance Committee, 1998, 2000-01
  • Downtown Farmers' Market founding member, 1980-84 (Treasurer 1982-84)
  • University Park Neighborhood Association Member, 1978-92 (Treasurer 1979-89)
  • SAY, AYSO, or Palo Alto Little League Youth Athletics Coach (1981-present)
  • Finances
  • Traffic Congestion and Safety
  • Affordable Housing
John D "Jack" Morton 5,324 votes 10.2%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • Ph.D.- Decision Theory
  • President, Morton & Associates
  • President, Community Skating, Inc.
  • President, Palo Alto Recreation Fndtn
  • Frmr Mbr, School Finance Advisory Cmte
  • Frmr Board Mbr, PA Chamber of Commerce
  • Minimize City Budget Deficits while preserving Programs
  • Preservation of Neighborhoods
  • Improve Responsiveness of City Government to the Community
Chris Kelly 5,141 votes 9.8%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Attorney
  • B.A., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Yale University
  • J.D., Harvard University
  • former Chief Privacy Officer, Excite@Home
  • former advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council & U.S. Department of Education
  • former attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Supporting a livable community
  • Collaboration between the City and the Schools
  • Services for seniors, youth, and families
Sandy Eakins 4,375 votes 8.4%
  • Occupation: Business manager
  • Mayor, City of Palo Alto - current
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Board
  • Palo Alto Planning Commissioner, 1995-97
  • Chair of Palo Alto Public Art Commission, 1991-95
  • Co-chair, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
  • Wellesley College, BA
  • Community vitality
  • Financial challenges
  • Regional leadership
Pria Graves 4,148 votes 7.9%
  • Occupation: Artist, community activist, Retired Software Engineer
  • BA Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz
  • MBA, University of Santa Clara
  • Leadership Mid-Peninsula, 2000
  • College Terrace Residents' Association - Coordinator
  • PAST Heritage - Board member & past President
  • Vibrant retail and public spaces close to home
  • Diverse kinds of affordable housing
  • Better balance between jobs and housing
Mark R. Sabin 2,386 votes 4.6%
  • Occupation: Sales Manager
  • Chair Elect, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Chamber Government Action Council,
  • BA, Weber State University
  • Attainable Housing
  • Rebuilding Infrastructure
  • Intergovernmental Cooperation
Wei Wang 1,298 votes 2.5%
  • Occupation: software engineer
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics
  • Oracle Certified SQL Programmer
  • Author and Publisher of multimedia educational softwares: Chinese Phonics for Fun, Chinese Dictionary
  • Create an online virtual government for efficient and effective citizen participation in city government
  • Create affordable housing for school teachers
  • Protect urban open space and mature trees
Litsie Indergand 1,266 votes 2.4%
(This candidate has not yet provided information to Smart Voter.)
Paul E. Forbes (Withdrawn) 974 votes 1.9%
(This candidate has not yet provided information to Smart Voter.)
Frost 519 votes 1.0%
  • Occupation: HomeLess Advocate
  • Underwater Miner
  • TV Producer
  • Panhandler
  • Internet Law
  • Japanese Management Disciplines
  • Sony Technology Center
  • A common man, for common people, with common sense,
  • Fighting for a better Democracy in Palo Alto.
  • Will install legally binding Internet elections/public office/issues
Edmund Power 503 votes 1.0%
  • Occupation: retired toolmaker
  • Age 83
  • Educ AA Mech. Eng'r'g & studies in metallurg and mathematics
  • 50 year self guided study of Palo Alto municipal politics
  • To increase the degree of parciptory democracy in Palo Alto with emphasis on honest diaglogue between government and the populace
  • To repair the damage done to aquatic recreation in Palo Alto by the present and previos governments of the city.

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