A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, no more than three candidates have run for seats on the board in the past four elections.


Candidate pushes for ambitious goals

Los Altos Hills resident John Swan, 63, is one of five candidates in the Nov. 4 election to fill three open seats on the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees. Swan, a business development executive, served as a member of the district’s Superintendent’s 2013 Task Force on Growth. He also serves on the West Valley-Mission College Foundation and the Community Technology Alliance boards. He has engineering, physics and business degrees from San Jose State and Santa Clara universities, respectively.


Election canceled in Los Altos Hills

The November ballot will be as empty as the Los Altos Hills Council Chambers last week, when the city council voted unanimously to cancel the Nov. 4 election.

Not a single resident showed up at the Aug. 20 special meeting to weigh in on the decision to cancel the town’s second consecutive uncontested election.


Candidates finalized for schools, councils

Election season is officially in full swing, as eligible candidates for various city council and school district seats met Friday’s filing deadline set by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.


Newcomer joins MVLA school board race

Mountain View High School parent Fiona Walter recently declared her intent to run for one of three seats in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees race in November.

Walter is no stranger to leadership – she recently served as Mountain View High’s PTSA president and previously served eight years on the Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees.


Mordo seeks council seat – this time in Los Altos

Jean Mordo, who served eight years on the Los Altos Hills City Council, recently announced that he is seeking a seat on the city council in Los Altos, his new hometown, in the Nov. 4 election. In the following interview with the Town Crier, Mordo discusses his civic experience and financial acumen.


Council, LASD, hospital board candidates surface

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Three additional local candidates last week declared their intent to run in the Nov. 4 election.

Incumbents Tammy Logan of the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees and Dave Reeder of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors said they plan to run for re-election. Former Los Altos Hills City Councilman Jean Mordo, now a Los Altos resident, plans to run for a seat on the Los Altos City Council.


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