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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Director; El Camino Hospital District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 20 3:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (132/132)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Mark J. O'Connor 21,067 votes 35.2%

  • Occupation: Incumbent, Community Clinic Executive Director
  • B.A. Social Science, Sonoma State University, 1971
  • Physician Assistant Program, Stanford Medical School, 1976
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration, University of San Francisco, 1992
  • City of Sunnyvale Planning Commission, Chair 1994-98
  • Director, El Camino Hospital, 1994-Present, Current President
  • Member Mountain View Downtown Revitilization, 1996-98
  • To continue community control of El Camino Hospital goverance.
  • To recruit new doctors and nurses reaching retirement age.
  • To maintain fiscal viablity to prepare for hospital rebuild to comply with State mandated earthquake retrofit.
David W Reeder 15,404 votes 25.7%
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • Director, El Camino Hospital District Board of Directors - 1999-present
  • Account Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Los Altos City Council - 1987-1995, Mayor-1989-90
  • Los Altos Planning Commission - 1979-1986
  • Los Altos Community Foundation Board of Direc tors
  • Mediation Program Board of Directors
  • Continue the excellent quality of health care provided to the residents of the District by El Camino Hospital
  • Continue current high patient, employee and physician satisfaction scores while improving the hospital's financial position
  • Rebuild El Camino into the hospital of the future providing for the current and future health care needs of the residents of the District
Bill James 12,797 votes 21.4%
  • Occupation: Patent Attorney/Engineer
  • President, Rescue Now International, a non-profit that works to improve access to health care in developing countries.
  • Patent attorney in a local intellectual property law firm.
  • Recipient of Fulbright Binational Business Grant to Mexico.
  • Proficient in Spanish.
  • Graduated from Stanford Law School (1994) and U.S. Naval Academy (B.S. Mech. Eng. & History 1986).
  • Served on Active Duty in the U.S. Navy (1986-1991), including 2-1/2 years assigned to a ship based in Japan.
  • Keeping El Camino a community hospital, accountable to our local community.
  • Ensuring that the Hospital provides the highest quality of patient care, consistent with our values as a community.
  • Guaranteeing the financial well-being of our community hospital.
Philip F. Green 5,870 votes 9.8%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
Laura E. Ferrer 4,718 votes 7.9%
  • Occupation: Technical Writer
  • B.A. English/Spanish, U.C. Berkeley, 1979
  • Articulate Management, Interpersonal Relations
  • Small Business Owner
  • 25 years in high tech companies
  • Lifetime Local Citizen (born in Palo Alto)
  • To keep El Camino Hospital off the dole and out of the tax trough
  • To emphasize first-rate hiring and staff retention practices
  • To cement the hospital's recently-acquired foundation of financial health

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The the League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mtn. View Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Master Plan, Financial condition, and Staffing.

Official Information

El Camino Hospital webpage


Candidates' Forum
Oct. 17, 7:00-7;30 p.m., M.V. Council Chambers, 500 Castro St. (and candidates for Superior Court judge 7:35-8:30, U.S. Cong. Dist 14, 8:30-9, State Assembly Dist. 22, 9:15-9:30)
sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mtn. View Area, Palo Alto, and Cupertino/Sunnyvale
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