Election 2018 – Paid Political Endorsement Letters

Ting: Ideal candidate for El Camino board

I have known Dr. George Ting, candidate for the El Camino Hospital Healthcare District Board of Directors, for more than 25 years from two quite different perspectives.

First, Dr. Ting represented the hospital and medical staff in overseeing the medical information system jointly developed with Lockheed, and later Technicon – the first of its kind in the world – where I had led the Lockheed/Technicon team.

Second, Dr. Ting undertook the care of my wife, Jane, when her kidneys failed and she began dialysis at age 73, a diagnosis with a mean U.S. one-year survival at that age of 15 percent. Jane survived more than 12 years – as a consequence of Dr. Ting’s prescription of a form of dialysis still only undertaken by about 1 percent of U.S. dialysis patients!

Dr. Ting’s excellence, temperament and judgment as a physician, combined with experience from thousands of hours taken from his private practice to serve the broad interests of the hospital, make him an ideal candidate to serve on the El Camino Hospital Healthcare District Board.

Melville Hodge


Ting: Collaborative, collegial, respected

I am writing to recommend Dr. George Ting for a position on the El Camino Hospital Healthcare District Board of Directors.

Dr. Ting has worked in many leadership capacities at the hospital. He is very collaborative and collegial and respected by his peers, patients and staff. He has the right temperament to work with other members of the board in a dedicated manner.

I worked at El Camino for 25 years, both as a staff nurse and as a coordinator for quality of care. When I was coordinating the quality of care initiatives for the hospital, I was fortunate to have Dr. Ting as my physician partner. Dr. Ting is impressive in many ways: an astute, caring and dedicated clinician. He was a pioneer in establishing quality-of-care indicators for the patients served by the Dialysis Unit. Innovative ideas and improvements in care set him far above others in his field. He was also a mentor to me and to others interested in improving care.

The community would be very fortunate to have Dr. Ting on the board of directors to assist and guide the hospital forward in creative ways to meet the needs of the future.

Suzanne Schauwecker

Palo Alto

Bremeau: A true community leader

We have been neighbors of Nancy Bremeau for 10 years. Nancy cares deeply about Los Altos. She was directly involved when the city acquired Lincoln Park, a benefit for all of us. She supports increased vibrancy downtown, something we’ve supported for years. She understands the Downtown Vision process, the parking issues and what to do to alleviate parking concerns.

Nancy has studied the issues; her efforts have directly resulted in many positive improvements. One example was leading the effort to include a teen center at the new community center, currently in the final phases of design.

She also was instrumental in our neighborhood work to build three new crosswalks; these help get all of our children to and from school safely. Nancy looks at a problem and immediately sets to work to find a solution. She is intelligent, and has a deep commitment to all of us.

We urge you to join us in voting for Nancy, a true community leader for city council.

Serl Zimmerman and

Steven Lipson

Los Altos

Paid political endorsement letters

The Town Crier offers readers the option to submit pre-paid political endorsement letters for candidates running in the Nov. 6 election.

Letters must support candidates – no negative opinions 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 person per campaign. The cost of publication is $100. Please limit letters to no more than 200 words. Letters will be accepted through Oct. 24.

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