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Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
Board Member; Foothill-De Anza Community College District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 13 10:03am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (243/243)
(225 Writein Votes 0.19%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Andrea N. Leiderman Click here for more information about this candidate 32,741 votes 27.12%

  • Occupation: Appointed Governing Board Member
  • Director, Govt. & Community Relations, non-profit healthcare organization
  • Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Ed. (Ret.)
  • Adjunct Profressor, Evergreen Valley College
  • Community Volunteer
  • M.A., M.P.P -- U.C. Berkeley
  • B.A, Vassar College; K-12, Palo Alto schools
  • Increase funding for community colleges
  • Expand student programs for transfer, job retraining, career certificates
  • Create partnerships with businesses which have jobs for community college students
Betsy Bechtel Click here for more information about this candidate 30,435 votes 25.21%
  • Occupation: Banker/Housing Consultant
  • Past President, Foothill-De Anza Foundation Board, 6 years on Board
  • Former Palo Alto City Council member, 9 years, Mayor and Vice Mayor
  • Board member, Borel Bank, member of the Audit Committee
  • Consultant to Palo Alto Housing Corporation
  • Former Vice President, Citibank and J.P. Morgan
  • Education: BA, MA, Stanford University
  • Increase financial support for Foothill-De Anza from State and community.
  • Focus on the colleges' mission of transfer to four-year colleges, vocational training, and lifelong learning.
  • Ensure that students have access to excellent academic programs taught by quality teachers.
Hal Plotkin Click here for more information about this candidate 26,883 votes 22.27%
  • Occupation: Author/Financial Analyst
  • Publishers include Harvard Business School Press, Forbes and CNBC
  • Former Member, California State Economic Strategy Panel
  • Former Chair, Santa Clara County Commission on Youth
  • Education: Palo Alto High School; A.A. (History) Foothill Community College; B.A. (Behavioral Sciences) San Jose State University
  • Endorsed by the Palo Alto Daily and Mountain View Voice
  • Preserve Student Access
  • Promote Learning
  • Create Incentives for Faculty and Staff to Organize, Maintain and Print Low-Cost Public Domain Materials in Place of Costly Textbooks
Norman John Shaskey Click here for more information about this candidate 22,159 votes 18.35%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • Mountain View Mayor & Councilmember
  • Trustee-Foothill-DeAnza Community Colleges
  • M.A.-Economics-University of California
  • Chair-Santa Clara County-Airport Landuse Commission
  • Corporate Chief Financial Officer
  • Bank Auditor-Bank of America
  • Keep open door policy-Educational Oppurtunities for All
  • High Quality Academic, Community Service & Vocational Courses
  • Work for local control of financial revenue & balanced budgets
Michael G. "Mike" Bradford Click here for more information about this candidate 8,297 votes 6.87%
  • Occupation: Computer Programmer
  • Masters, Texas A & M, Commerce, TX - Computer Science
  • Prior employee at FHDA in accounting system for two years
  • Private Pilot
  • Singer and Stage Performer
  • Composer of Music and Author of Instruction Texts
  • Far better representation for students and classified employees
  • Reduction in waste
  • Phased expansion of FHDA to a four year school

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Nonpartisan Information

League of Women Voters of Palo Alto - Voters Guide

Candidate Forums

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:45-9 p.m., Lakewood Park building, (7-7:30 statements by college district candidates), sponsored by Lakewood Village Neighborhood Ass'n & League of Women Voters.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-9:30 p.m., (Foothill-DeAnza candidates 8:50 - 9:30), Covington School Multi-Purpose Room, 205 Covington Road, Los Altos. Sponsored by League of Women Voters.
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