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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Council Member; City of Los Altos Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 23 2:45pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (27/27)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Val Carpenter Click here for more information about this candidate 6,582 votes 31.68%

  • Occupation: Los Altos City Councilwoman
  • Los Altos Mayor 2007-08
  • former Los Altos Planning & Historical Commissioner
  • college teacher; former Silicon Valley executive; Stanford MBA
  • Los Altos Village Association Board of Directors
  • 20-year resident; 2 adult children raised in town
  • Age 56
  • Prudent fiscal policy: balanced budgets, increased reserves, continued infrastructure investments, no cuts in services
  • Safe streets for pedestrians & bicyclists with permanent traffic calming devices
  • A thriving downtown that balances new development with preserving its cherished appeal
Jarrett Fishpaw Click here for more information about this candidate 5,865 votes 28.23%
  • Occupation: Business Analyst
  • M.S. Applied Economics and Finance
  • B.A. Business Management/ Economics
  • Cisco Systems
  • Los Altos Village Association
  • Eagle Scout, Troop 37
  • Economic Development; Responsible Downtown Growth
  • Communication between Council and residents; Leveraging existing technologies for cost effective communication
  • Age Friendly initiatives; Active Aging
Curtis Cole Click here for more information about this candidate 4,500 votes 21.66%
  • Occupation: Manager
  • Los Altos Mayor 2007
  • Elected City Council of Los Altos 2003
  • Planning Commissioner, Los Altos 1999-2003
  • MS CS Stanford University
  • BS CS-Math University of Michigan
  • Improving our Downtown
  • Community Building
  • Supporting Youth and Seniors
Matt Sweeney 1,988 votes 9.57%
  • Occupation: Chemist/Biologist
Nancy M. Carlson Click here for more information about this candidate 1,839 votes 8.85%
  • Occupation: Realtor
  • 23-year resident, 3 children, age 56
  • 20+ years QA/Tech Support Management
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader
  • Los Altos Relay for Life - Company Chair
  • American Youth Soccer Organization - Div. Coordinator
  • BA, UC Berkeley
  • Economic vitality for commercial districts
  • Sustainable projects and services - limit additional taxes
  • Creative traffic and transportation solutions

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  • October 18, 2010, Monday, 7:00 pm
    City of Los Altos Council Chambers
    1 North San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
    Co-Sponsored by LWV Los Altos Mountain View and American Assn. of University Women, Los Altos/Mountain View
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