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Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Council Member; City of Mountain View Voter Information

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Results as of Nov 25 11:10am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (43/43)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Laura Macias Click here for more information about this candidate 13,764 votes 17.72%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Mayor, City of Mountain View 2007
  • Councilmember, City of Mountain View 2004 to present
  • VTA (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority) Board Member, 2007
  • Grand Boulevard Initiative Task Force Member (El Camino Real Renewal), 2006
  • Commissioner, Environmental Planning for City of Mountain View, 2003-2007
  • Commissioner including Chair, Parks & Recreation for City of Mountain View, 1995-2002
  • I support residential development that integrates all smart growth principles especially those of "context" that is, "fit" within the neighborhood.
  • I introduced the concept of having open space guidelines for residents-- three acres per 1000 residents.
  • I never take for granted the revenue needed to fund the infrastructure, services, great employees and capital needed to build, and rebuild our city
Tom Means 11,826 votes 15.22%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Mike Kasperzak Click here for more information about this candidate 10,717 votes 13.79%
  • Occupation: Mediator
  • Former Mayor & Councilmember
  • Environmental Planning Commission: Commissioner 1996-1998
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: Vice Chair 1995
  • Chair, Nowthwest Watershed Advisory Committee, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Lewis and Clark College, BA 1976
  • Hastings College of the Law, JD 1982
  • Develop affordable housing options to preserve Mountain View's unique community charactor
  • Ensure sound fiscal decision making for a safe community
  • Create a new Community Park, complete the Cuesta Park Annex and finish Stevens Creek Trail
John Inks Click here for more information about this candidate 10,583 votes 13.62%
  • Occupation: Retired Aerospace Engineer
  • Chair, Environmental Planning Commission
  • Maintain the overall level of resident satisfaction with public safety and other services (Ref. Godbe Survey 2006).
  • Judiciously manage city budget which has potential imminent challenges. Support and expand business rather than raising fees.
  • Support the economical housing development that's consistent with job growth and economic vitality, generally along transportation corridors and the f
John R. McAlister Click here for more information about this candidate 7,932 votes 10.21%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • 50 year resident of Mountain View
  • Current member of Environmental Planning Commission
  • Owner of Baskin Robbins in Mountain View
  • Obtain my Certified Public Accountant certificate
  • Business degree from UC Berkeley
  • Served on School Council and PTA Treasurer
  • Neighborhood Preservation
  • Financial Strong City Government
  • More Parks, Open Space and Sports Facilites
Chris Clark Click here for more information about this candidate 7,604 votes 9.79%
  • Occupation: Senior Operations Manager - Loopt (Mountain View Startup)
  • Strategic Operations Manager - AT&T
  • U.S. State Department
  • Stanford Alumni Association
  • Residential Counselor - Stanford University
  • U.S. House of Representatives - Page
  • B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Economics from Stanford University
  • Environmental and Fiscal Sustainability with proactive planning that will preserve our quality of life for future generations
  • Balanced Growth and Development that meets our housing needs while maintaining our city's character
  • Stronger Partnerships with Area Businesses, Schools, Surrounding Cities, and Community Organizations
Alicia Crank Click here for more information about this candidate 6,443 votes 8.29%
  • Occupation: Search Marketing Specialist
  • Former Wealth Management professional
  • Human Relations Commission, City of Mountain View
  • Board Member, KMVT-15
  • Community Service Chair, Mountain View Rotary
  • VP-Finance, Silicon Valley Young Democrats
  • Public Safety/Crime Prevention
  • Ownership housing opportunities for city employees, teachers and residents
  • Financial sustainability/Smart investing
Tracy Gordon 4,608 votes 5.93%
  • Occupation: Parent
Diana Wang 4,219 votes 5.43%
  • Occupation: Real Estate Agent

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