Endorsements

Your Endorsement is important to me...

I want to represent you, Palo Alto residents, and to restore trust and confidence in our City government and protect our quality of life. Please join your friends and neighbors and endorse me. Thank you.

You will notice that I have no organizational endorsements other than the local Sierra Club chapter* - I decided not to seek any endorsements other than that one for three reasons:

  1. I believe that Council members should be focused first on the City's priorities versus organizational interests,
  2. I am not willing, for the sake of an endorsement, to obligate myself to an organization's position on issues that I have not had the chance to hear debated; nor am I willing to tell them that I will work to make their priorities those of the City just to get an endorsement, and
  3. There are frequently too many questions that beg for simple answers to complex questions.

*I made an exception for the Sierra Club because I believe in what it stands for. You can find the questionnaire and my answers here - I believe strongly that the endorsement process should be more transparent (as laid out in the blog cited below).

If you are interested in more information on how the endorsement process differs from what you might think and want, I recommend “Campaign Endorsements: Behind the Curtain”  by Palo Alto Online blogger Doug Moran (Nov 22, 2014).

Honorary Chairs:

Tom Dubois, City Council Member
Eric Filseth, City Council Member
Karen Holman, City Council Member and former Mayor
Greg Schmid, City Council Member and former Vice Mayor

Pat Markevitch – Campaign Manager

Christopher Hetterly – Campaign Treasurer

Susan Adams • Monika Agarwal • Vish Agarwal • Claude Aguilera • Frank Aguilera • Allen Akin • Richard Alexander • Brian Anuskewicz • Irene Au • Joseph Baldwin • Fred Balin • Anne Lafargue Balin • Bill Bauriedel • Marilyn Bauriedel • Sally Bemus • Herb Borock • Irv Brenner • David Bubenik • Richard Brand • Neilson Buchanan • Betty Jo Chang • Bryna Chang • Julie Cheng • Wesley Cheng • Vicky Ching • Nancy Chou • Ronald Chun • Teru Clavel • Mike Cobb, former Mayor and Council Member • Jim Colton • Lenore Cymes • Christine Czarnecki • Dan DeCamp • Ray Dempsey • Rebecca Epstein • Anne Ercolani • Dick Evans • Tommy Ferrari • Len Filppu • Diane Finkelstein • Rosemary Finnerty • Reine Flexer • Tod Ford • Jennifer Fryhling • Sheri Furman • Chris Gaither • Mary Gallagher • Annette Glanckopf • Rebecca Goldman • Robert Goldman • Maurice Green • Jeff Greenfield • D. Michael Griffith • Stephanie Grossman • John Guislin • Nancy Hamilton • Anne Harrington • Kevin Hauck • Margaret Heath • Jennifer Hetterly • Joe Hirsch, former Member P&TC • Hamilton Hitchings • Michael Hodos • Terry Holzemer • George Huang • Hilary Hug • Richard Hyde • Frank Ingle • Tom Jordan • Karen Kang • Nancy Karp • Suzanne Keehn • Reta Keller • Joanne Koltnow • Lisa Landers • Leon Leong • Nelly Leong • William Leong • Ben Lerner • Heidi Lerner • Helen Li • Cheryl Lilienstein • Linda Lingg • Sophia Liu • Victoria Liu • Gerald Lucha • Mike Lowy • Ruth Lowy • Gwen Luce • Stephen Luce • Anne Lumsdaine • Karen Machado • Paul Machado • Jo Ann Mandinach • Pat Marriott- Vicki Martin- Caroline Matson • Dave Matson • Robin McClish • Joyce McClure • Robert McIntyre • Karen McNay • Catherine Melick • Daniel Melick • Elaine Meyer • Hugo Moortgat • Lieve Moortgat • Doug Moran • Anne Morrison • William Morrison • Bob Moss • Mark Nadim • Subhash Narang • Don Nielson • Esther Nigenda • Chris Oppenheimer • Jenny Pama • Lorraine Amirian Parker • Enid Pearson, former Council Member • Christian Pease • Rainer Pitthan • Jean Ramaciotti • John Ratliff • Patti Regehr • Myrna Reid • Robert Reid • Emily Renzel, former Council Member • Terry Rice • Jeff Robinson • Jeremy Robinson • Annette Ross • William Ross • Aileene Roth • Robert Roth • Bonnie Sachs • David Sachs • Pat Sanders • Tom Sanders • Ed Satterthwaite • Ruth Satterthwaite • Kay Schauer • David Schrom • Carol Scott • Andrea B. Smith • Geri • Spieler • John St. Clair III • Eileen Stolee • Richard Stolee • Doria Summa • Jack Sun • Theresa Sun • Tina Tang • Mae Tinklenberg • Laszlo Tokes • Cindy Traum • Vijay Varma • Angelica Volterra • Rita Vrhel • Jim Wang • Richard Willets • James Witt • Jean Wren • Ann Xu • Lucy Yuan • Cindy Ziebelman • Gene Zukowsky • Zita Zukowsky

 

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