Election 2020: Know your local candidates

Latest Election News

• The League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of webinars where you can learn about local candidates and issues

• The seven candidates running Los Altos City Council presented their platforms and discussed struggling businesses and fiscal responsibility at a forum Wednesday morning (Sept. 2)

• Los Altos candidates talk equal pay in advance of Sept. 30 voter forum

• Los Altos candidates respond to a question about senior needs

• Los Altos candidates address environmental issues

Candidate Profiles

We’ve counted no less than 50 candidates vying for five school district boards, three city councils, one healthcare district and one water district in our local sphere of influence.

The Town Crier will be highlighting a different race in each issue over the next two months, with profiles of each candidate. We also plan to offer candidate endorsements in most of the races. This week, meet candidates for the Mountain View City Council and read our endorsement

Mountain View Council 2020 candidates

• Four candidates are competing for three open seats in the Foothill De Anza School Board race. Read our endorsement.

Foothill 2020 candidates

• Four candidates are competing for two open seats in the Cupertino Union School District. Read our endorsement.

cupertino 2020 candidates

upcoming coverage of Local Races

• Sept. 16: Los Altos Hills City Council (five candidates, three seats)

• Sept. 23: Los Altos City Council (seven candidates, three seats)

• Sept. 30: El Camino Healthcare District (six candidates, three seats)

• Oct. 7: Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District (three candidates, two seats)

Two glaring omissions among our coverage of local school districts: Both the Los Altos School District and the Fremont Union High School District (two incumbents running for two seats in each district) are not having races due to a lack of challengers. 

More election coverage

• Two incumbents declined to run for re-election in Los Altos Hills

• The candidate filing period has closed – who's headed for the ballot?


The Town Crier offers paid political endorsement ads during the campaign season – learn more how you can submit your support for a candidate.

Our reporters and editors take no political stances during their coverage of election season. But the publishers issue endorsements in some local and regional races.

Preparing to Vote

Find your polling place here and learn more about voting by mail here.

Regional races

Learn more about who's running for state senate, assembly and Congress here. You can also educated yourself about statewide measures coming to the ballot.

Paid Political Endorsement letters

The Town Crier offers the option of pre-paid political endorsement letters for candidates in the Nov. 3 election.

Letters must support candidates – no submissions containing exclusively negative content will be printed.

Authors’ names are required for publication. Letters will be published in the order they are received, and we will accept only one letter per author per campaign. Please limit letters to no more than 200 words.

The cost is $150 per endorsement letter for either print or online, $200 for both. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays for inclusion in the following week’s Town Crier. To submit endorsement letters and for more information, email Howard Bischoff at howardb@latc.com.

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