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LWV League of Women Voters of California
Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
 Smart Voter Camille Townsend

Candidate for
Board Member; Palo Alto Unified School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Attorney: Experience in employment, family, contracts, and privacy law.
  • Teacher: Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, Business Law Faculty for five years.
  • Education Leader: Awarded the Palo Alto Council of PTA's 2003 Leadership in Legislative Advocacy Award for successfully spearheading the district
  • letter-writing campaign to fight a state funding take-away of $23 million.
  • J.D. - Loyola University of Chicago, M.S. - American University, B.A. - University of Wisconsin Madison
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Maintain and improve academic excellence, taught by quality teachers.
  • Defend our local education dollars and work cooperatively with ASF, PAFE, and community resources to support our schools.
  • Maintain open government, teamwork, and address concerns about stress in the upper grades.
Key Endorsements
  • Palo Alto Daily News, Palo Alto Weekly, Joe Simitian, Liz Kniss,
  • John Tuomy, Betsy Bechtel, Larry Klein, Alan Davis, Julie Jerome,
  • Diane Reklis, Susie Richardson, Don Way, Ann Avis, Marge Quackenbush.
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Position Papers
Great Teachers
Great teachers can inspire for a lifetime. In this paper I consider how we can support and develop great teachers.
Where the Kids Are
Planning requires good data and knowledge about where the District is going. This paper presents some of the basic history and enrollment information, and the benefits of open community access to information.
Winning the Parcel Tax - Again - With Community Involvement.
Each year the parcel tax provides over $5 million for teacher salaries and class size reduction. It expires in 2006 if not renewed. In these economic times we must prove to the community that we are spending the money wisely.
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