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Santa Clara County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Board Member; Foothill-De Anza Community College District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 17 1:46pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (226/226)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Laura Casas Frier 84581 votes 34.35%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Betsy Bechtel Click here for more information about this candidate 69430 votes 28.20%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Board member, Foothill-De Anza, 9 years
  • Two terms as President of Board of Trustees
  • Former Board member, Borel Private Bank, member of the Audit Committee
  • Former Palo Alto City Council member, 9 years, Mayor and Vice Mayor
  • Former Vice President, Citibank and J.P. Morgan
  • Education: BA, MA, Stanford University
  • Focus on wisely balancing the budget and still ensure that students succeed in meeting their goals.
  • Focus on the colleges' mission of transfer to four-year colleges and vocational training.
  • Ensure that students have access to excellent academic programs taught by quality teachers.
Joan Barram Click here for more information about this candidate 61859 votes 25.13%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • President, Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees
  • Co-founder of the Women of Silicon Valley Donor Circle
  • Former Cupertino Union School Board member and President
  • CA School Boards Association Delegate Assembly member 1989-93
  • Former President of Ed Source Board of Directors
  • BA Biology, Wheaton College
  • Student Success - help students transfer to UC or CSU or train for a good job.
  • Fiscal stability - prioritize and economize to maintain high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Innovation - use new technologies, on-line education, collaborative learning, sustainable practices and civic engagement to foster success.
Geby E. Espinosa 30332 votes 12.32%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Budget, Labor Negotiations, and Performance Evaluation.


Candidate Statements
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Candidate Forum
09/30/2012, 3:45 - 5 p.m.
Los Altos Library, Community Room
13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
Co-sponsored by the Los Altos Public Library
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