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Publication Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The candidates The candidates (October 05, 2005)

Claude Ezran
Occupation: Former marketing executive, Matisse Software
Age: 50
Children in Palo Alto schools: Three
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School
Experience: Measure A campaigner, Healthy School Lunch Committee member, Palo Alto Council of PTAs treasurer, and Duveneck Elementary School PTA member. Years in Palo Alto: 14
Most important issue: School district finances

Barbara Mitchell
Occupation: Former business executive, Xerox Corporation
Age: 53
Children in Palo Alto schools: Two current students and two graduates
Education: Four years at Gonzaga University
Experience: Partners in Education chair, Palo Alto Foundation for Education board member, Palo Alto High School PTA president, and member of seven superintendent advisory committees', among other volunteer activities.
Years in Palo Alto: 46
Most important issue: Provide support and challenge for each and every single student

Steve Mullen
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Age: 47
Children in Palo Alto schools: One current student and one graduate
Education: Bachelor's degree, CSU Long Beach
Experience: Jordan Middle School PTA vice president, Jordan site council member, and volunteer girls' volleyball coach, among other volunteer activities.
Years in Palo Alto: Six
Most important issue: Fiscal and educational accountability

Dana Tom
Occupation: Engineer, corporate trainer, Electronic Arts
Age: 44
Children in Palo Alto schools: Two
Education: Master's degree in electrical engineering, Stanford University
Experience: Measure A campaigner, Duveneck Elementary School PTA president, Duveneck site council member, youth sports coach, and student newspaper advisor, among other volunteer activities.
Years in Palo Alto: Seven
Most important issue: First-rate teaching and learning

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