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About the school board candidates

Melissa Baten Caswell

Age: 43

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two current students (one at a private school)

Occupation: Full-time volunteer, former tech executive

Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.

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Years in Palo Alto: 17

Favorite children's book: The Phantom Tollbooth

Favorite game as a kid: Scrabble

Claude Ezran

Age: 52

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Children in Palo Alto schools: Three current students

Occupation: High-tech executive

Hometown: Saint-Cloud, France

Years in Palo Alto: 16

Favorite children's book: The Little Prince

Favorite game as a kid: Monopoly

Wynn Hausser

Age: 48

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two current students

Occupation: Communications director

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Years in Palo Alto: 14

Favorite children's book: Winnie the Pooh

Favorite game as a kid: Baseball

Barbara Klausner

Age: 51

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two public-school graduates, one at private school

Occupation: Former district math specialist and teacher

Hometown: New York

Years in Palo Alto: 10

Favorite children's book: The Little Engine that Could

Favorite game as a kid: Any sport

Pingyu Liu

Age: 66

Children in Palo Alto schools: One current, one graduate

Occupation: Freelance writer, former scientist

Hometown: Xian, China

Years in Palo Alto: 7

Favorite children's book: Stories about heroes

Favorite game as a kid: Building model airplanes

Camille Townsend

Age: 52

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two graduates

Occupation: Board of Education president, former attorney

Hometown: Merrill, Wis.

Years in Palo Alto: 11

Favorite children's book: Tales Told by the Gander

Favorite game as a kid: Softball

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About the school board candidates

Uploaded: Tue, Oct 16, 2007, 2:51 pm

Melissa Baten Caswell

Age: 43

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two current students (one at a private school)

Occupation: Full-time volunteer, former tech executive

Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.

Years in Palo Alto: 17

Favorite children's book: The Phantom Tollbooth

Favorite game as a kid: Scrabble

Claude Ezran

Age: 52

Children in Palo Alto schools: Three current students

Occupation: High-tech executive

Hometown: Saint-Cloud, France

Years in Palo Alto: 16

Favorite children's book: The Little Prince

Favorite game as a kid: Monopoly

Wynn Hausser

Age: 48

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two current students

Occupation: Communications director

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Years in Palo Alto: 14

Favorite children's book: Winnie the Pooh

Favorite game as a kid: Baseball

Barbara Klausner

Age: 51

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two public-school graduates, one at private school

Occupation: Former district math specialist and teacher

Hometown: New York

Years in Palo Alto: 10

Favorite children's book: The Little Engine that Could

Favorite game as a kid: Any sport

Pingyu Liu

Age: 66

Children in Palo Alto schools: One current, one graduate

Occupation: Freelance writer, former scientist

Hometown: Xian, China

Years in Palo Alto: 7

Favorite children's book: Stories about heroes

Favorite game as a kid: Building model airplanes

Camille Townsend

Age: 52

Children in Palo Alto schools: Two graduates

Occupation: Board of Education president, former attorney

Hometown: Merrill, Wis.

Years in Palo Alto: 11

Favorite children's book: Tales Told by the Gander

Favorite game as a kid: Softball

— Palo Alto Online staff

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pa mom
Midtown
on Oct 16, 2007 at 8:15 pm
pa mom, Midtown
on Oct 16, 2007 at 8:15 pm

I wish paid advertisements with candidates photos were left off this page for obvious reasons. Otherwise, thanks for the info.


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