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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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LASD discusses possible facilities upgrades

Although the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees agreed that mitigating enrollment growth topped its priority list for bond funds, trustees spent most of their July 7 meeting discussing potential facilities upgrades.

During earlier meetings, Randy Kenyon, assistant superintendent for business services, said the district could generate an estimated $200 million with passage of a November bond measure.

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LASD releases more bond measure details

Mitigating enrollment growth proved to be the top priority for the Los Altos School District as trustees pursue a November bond measure.

Dave Olson of The PMF Group, a national financial organization that has worked with the district for 20 years, presented financial possibilities to the board at its June 30 meeting. He outlined ways the district could raise the funds – with or without a bond measure – to expand facilities and address the growth problem.

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Former candidate takes another crack at LASD board run


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Gardner Bullis School parent Vladimir Ivanovic recently declared his intent to run for the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 4 election.

This is not Ivanovic’s first time running for the school board – he ran in the 2012 election before bowing out mid-campaign and throwing his support to other candidates.

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