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Santa Clara County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Council Member; City of Palo Alto Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of November 28 9:51am, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (51/51)
Candidates (Vote for 5)
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Yoriko Kishimoto Click here for more information about this candidate 11,705 votes 15.50%

  • Occupation: Palo Alto City Council Member and Management Consultant
  • MBA, Stanford University and 15 years running own business
  • Chair, VTA Policy Advisory Committee
  • Council liaison to PAUSD and Stanford University
  • Palo Alto resident for 18 years, married with two daughters
  • Vibrant, engaged, and livable Palo Alto
  • Walkable, safe neighborhoods and high environmental standards
  • Open and accountable government
Peter Drekmeier Click here for more information about this candidate 11,158 votes 14.77%
  • Occupation: Conservationist, Environmental Educator
  • Palo Alto native; UC Berkeley graduate
  • Founder/Director, Bay Area Action/Acterra, Stanford Open Space Alliance
  • Executive Director, Earth Day Network; managed $4 million budget
  • Helped secure $4 billion in state park and water bonds
  • Award-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Environmental Leadership
  • Fiscal Responsibility/Balanced Budget
  • Building Community
Larry Klein Click here for more information about this candidate 11,046 votes 14.62%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Palo Alto Council member 1981 to 1989
  • Mayor, 1984, 1989
  • Chair, Storm Drains for Palo Alto, 2005
  • Chair, Palo Alto Centennial, 1992-1994
  • Author of measures to preserve Palo Alto school playing fields in open space --1987
  • Co-founder, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District -1972
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Limitation on Amount of new market rate housing
  • Leadership
John Barton Click here for more information about this candidate 9,419 votes 12.47%
  • Occupation: Architect/Stanford Lecturer
  • B.A. Architecture, UC Berkeley
  • M. Arch, UC Berkeley
  • PAUSD Trustee 1997 - 2005
  • Creating a shared vison of what we want Palo Alto to be
  • Creating fiscal autonomy and clarity
  • Craeting affordable housing
Jack Morton Click here for more information about this candidate 9,234 votes 12.22%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • PhD Greek Philosophy and Decision Analysis
  • Fiscal Caution
  • Preservation of Services
  • Revenue Retention
Karen Holman Click here for more information about this candidate 8,990 votes 11.90%
  • Occupation: consultant, small business owner
  • Vice-chair, Planning & Transportation Commission \
  • Project director, Palo Alto History Museum
  • 1st Vice-president, Woman's Club of Palo Alto
  • Co-chair, South of Forest Avenue Working Group
  • Alumna, Leadership Palo Alto
  • BA, University of Arkansas
  • Council leadership in policy direction
  • Economic vitality of our retail centers
  • Protection of quality of life and environmental leadership
Harold "Skip" Justman Click here for more information about this candidate 4,916 votes 6.51%
  • Occupation: Land Use Attorney
  • Stanford 1972; Hastings College of Law 1975
  • To create a sustainable budget
  • To maintain city infrastructure
  • To support our vibrant local businesses
Roger V. Smith (Withdrawn) Click here for more information about this candidate 2,430 votes 3.22%
  • Occupation: CEO and former bank President
  • Founder and President, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Vice-President and Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Founder of Friends of the Palo Alto Parks
  • M.B.A., University of Santa Clara
  • B.S. in Business, University of Colorado
  • Board member of various civic organizations
  • Leadership of the City Council
  • Financial Management of the City budget
  • Private/Public partnerships
Danielle Martell 2,287 votes 3.03%
Sanford Forte (Withdrawn) 1,536 votes 2.03%
Norman Carroll 1,378 votes 1.82%
Victor Frost Click here for more information about this candidate 1,345 votes 1.78%
  • Occupation: Homeless Advocate
  • Video Producer
  • Gardener
  • Former Hardware Engineer
  • Mainstream Coordinator
  • Develop a Shelter to serve the survival needs of Palo Alto homeless in an effective manner.
  • Develop an effective employment program for residents of Palo Alto.
  • Partner with Stanford to gain use of two 5-acre parcels for growing fresh food and also providing jobs.

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. All candidates have been invited to supply additional information to Smart Voter. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  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 Finances, Priorities, and Diversity.


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 Forums--

Evening Forum, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 PM, Live TV Broadcast on Channel 27, Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto

Daytime Forum,Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 AM, (Brown Bag lunch), Lucie Stern Community Center-Fireside Room, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
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