Election 2007

City council, school board races to come before Palo Alto voters

Palo Alto voters will be faced with two major races when election day arrives Nov. 6, 2007. Eleven candidates are vying for four seats on the Palo Alto City Council, and six candidates are seeking to fill three seats on the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education. Visit this special "Election 2007" page for current and past stories about the races, useful links to election-related resources and other documents about this year's election.


  • From handshakes to high-tech (9/12/07)

  • Debbie Mytels drops from council race (8/29/07)

  • Frontrunners emerge as City Council slate is finalized at 12 (8/17/07)

  • Home stretch for Palo Alto City Council filing (8/10/07)

  • Dykwel and Burt first into council race (6/1/07)

  • Council favors campaign limits, but this year? (5/23/07)

  • Council campaign off to slow start (5/9/07)


  • Six school board candidates to vie for three spots (8/10/07)

  • Four so far in Palo Alto school board race (6/22/07)


  • Race called off for two local elections (8/15/07)

  • Council chooses potential broadband partner, site for emergency wells (3/7/07)


  • Palo Alto City Council Candidates Forum. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto and co-sponsored by community organizations. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto.

  • Palo Alto City Council Candidates Forum. Wednesday, Oct. 3, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Community Center in the Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

  • Pros and Cons on Palo Alto Measures M & N. Non-partisan presentation. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2-3 p.m. at Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

  • Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education Candidates Forum. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Palo Alto Unified School District Board Room, 25 Churchill St., Palo Alto.

  • Palo Alto City Council Candidates Forum. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.


  • City of Palo Alto election information

  • California Secretary of State

  • Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters

  • Shape the Future (San Mateo County official election site)

  • League of Women Voters


    City Council

  • Pat Burt

  • Dan Dykwel

  • Sid Espinosa

  • Tim Gray (under construction)

  • Mark Nadim

  • Greg Schmid (under construction)

  • Yiaway Yeh

    Board of Education

  • Melissa Baten Caswell

  • Claude Ezran

  • Wynn Hausser

  • Barbara Klausner

  • Pingyu Liu

  • Camille Townsend

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