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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Council Member; City of Mountain View Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 15 1:34pm, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (44/44)
(110 Writein Votes 0.15%)
Candidates (Vote for 4)

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Matt Pear Click here for more information about this candidate 15,293 votes 21.23%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Mayor City of Mountain View & Council Member, 2000-2004
  • Environmental Planning Commissioner, 1999-2000
  • Board of Directors & CFO, Stanford Bay Area Charities, 2000
  • Board of Directors, CCIM Institute, 1999
  • CEO Sidney Consulting, Inc.
  • BS Engineering Stanford University, MBA UC Berkeley
  • Strengthen neighborhoods so that we continue to improve and enhance our quality of life.
  • Continue to balance City's budget and maintain our AAA credit rating.
  • Support Smart Growth principles and water conservation so that our existing infrastructure is not overloaded.
Nicholas B. "Nick" Galiotto Click here for more information about this candidate 12,544 votes 17.41%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Councilmember, City of Mountain View
  • Attorney
  • Former Grand Jury Foreman
  • Mountain View Police Captain, Ret.
  • First MV police-community coordinator
  • MV Kiwanis Foundation Trustee
  • Concerted & expedited action on city's Housing Element
  • Preservation of neighborhoods and open space
  • Conservative fiscal mgmt and regional coordination
Laura A. Macias Click here for more information about this candidate 11,244 votes 15.61%
  • Occupation: Business Consultant
  • Environmental Planning Commissioner, City of Mountan View, responsible for recommending decisions on land-use and planning projects to Council
  • Parks and Recreation Commissioner, City of Mountain View, responsible for parks, trails, recreation and open space plans
  • Board Director, Community Services Agency of Mountain View & Los Altos, responsible for non-profit social services for community
  • Enterprise Computing Executive, managing operations, budgets, strategies and objectives
  • Marketing Director, created and implemented successful global marketing programs, increasing revenues
  • Master's Organizational Development, University of San Francisco
  • Increase economic development in MV, helping residents, workers and businesses
  • Add housing where it fits well within our community, planning affordable housing with 21st Century solutions
  • Promote MV parks and open space for parks in every neighborhood, everyday walkability, bike path and trail access, and more green space
Tom Means Click here for more information about this candidate 11,092 votes 15.40%
  • Occupation: University Economics Professor
  • Parks and Recreation Commission 1998-2004
  • Urban Forestry Board 1998-2004
  • Director, Center for Economic Education, SJSU
  • Professor, Economics Department, SJSU, 1981-2004
  • Ph.D. UCLA (1983), MA-UCLA (1976), BA-UC Davis (1975)
  • Sports Booster Board, MVHS, 2002 - 2004, Commnunity Volunteer for over 20 years, YMCA, Graham Middle School, MVHS, MVLL, LAMVPB
  • Continue to develop parks, recreation programs, and open space
  • Develop real affordable housing options
  • Provide an environment for residents to increase residential and commercial value
Margaret Abe-Koga Click here for more information about this candidate 10,987 votes 15.25%
  • Occupation: Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Aide to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo for six years
  • Former small business owner
  • City of Mountain View Human Relations Commissioner
  • Graduate of Leadership Mountain View and Executive Council Member
  • Mother of two young children and careprovider of elderly parents
  • B.A., Harvard University
  • Economic revitalization and sound fiscal budgets
  • Family friendly, safe neighborhoods and protecting open space
  • Community development - including housing, transporation and human services
Stephanie Schaaf Click here for more information about this candidate 10,888 votes 15.11%
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Commissioner, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women
  • Chapter Leader, Loma Prieta Sierra Club
  • Community Representative, Northeast Mountain View Advisory Council
  • Graduate, Leadership Mountain View
  • Bachelor's degree from Brown University, Providence R.I.
  • 6 year employee, SGI/Silicon Graphics, Mountain View
  • Sustainable Environmental Policies - protect our clean air, clean water, and open space
  • Sustainable Financial Decisions - improve our economy and make budget decisions for the long term
  • Sustainable Neighborhoods - preserve our community through affordable housing and walkable neighborhoods

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City of Mountain View webpage

Oct. 14, 7 pm, Candidate Forum, Mtn. View City Council Chambers, 500 Castro St., sponsored by LWV, AAUW, PTA.
Mtn. View Council candidates and Mtn. View-Whisman Elem. School Dist. candidates.
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