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Santa Clara County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Board Member; Palo Alto Unified School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of November 28 9:51am, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (54/54)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Dana Tom Click here for more information about this candidate 12,138 votes 34.42%

  • Occupation: Engineer/Corporate Trainer
  • Stanford University B.S., M.S., Electrical Engineering
  • 21 years experience as high tech engineer, manager and corporate trainer
  • Led diverse, multifunctional teams to achieve results
  • Measure A Steering Committee member, PTA Communication Chair
  • Former school PTA President and Site Council Co-chair
  • Fiscal Stewardship
  • First-Rate Teaching and Learning
  • Teamwork and Communication
Barb Mitchell Click here for more information about this candidate 11,693 votes 33.16%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer. 46 year Palo Alto Resident
  • Director, $1,000,000 Gunn and Paly High School Science Campaign
  • PTA President, Paly, Jordan, and Hays
  • Chair, Partners in Education Joint Campaign Committee
  • Member of Seven Superintendent Advisory Committees
  • Architect, 2001 Class Size Reduction Initiative
  • Married, four children: Two at Paly and two PAUSD graduates
  • Education: Maximize the success of each and every student
  • Budget: Prioritize spending wisely and plan for enrollment growth
  • Teamwork: Take advantage of our whole community's capacity to excel
Steve Mullen Click here for more information about this candidate 6,301 votes 17.87%
  • Occupation: CPA/Parent
  • BS - Business Administration/Accounting
  • School volunteer for 20+ years
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Educational Accountability
  • Community Accountability
Claude Ezran Click here for more information about this candidate 5,086 votes 14.42%
  • Occupation: High-Tech Executive
  • 23 years of experience in Silicon Valley, mostly at the Director and VP level
  • Strong financial expertise: Financial Analyst and Budget & Planning Manager
  • MS, MSEE, Harvard MBA, Philosophy classes at Stanford
  • Various PTA positions, including Treasurer of the Palo Alto Council of PTAs
  • Member of the Steering Committee for Measure A
  • 14-year resident of Palo Alto, two children in the school district
  • Require fiscal responsibility, accountability and visibility. Ensure that Measure A funds and the budget are wisely spent.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of public office. Set clear strategic priorities and monitor execution.
  • Improve communications with parents, the community, the City of Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills and Stanford.

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Diversity, Use of Funds, and Reforms.


Community Media Center - Election Programming on Local Cable and Internet
Complete playback schedule of candidate forums, candidate statements, and state proposition pros and cons - for cable TV in midpeninsula and some on the Internet - available on demand

League of Women Voters of Palo Alto Candidates Forum, Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM, PAUSD District Office Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
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