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FACTS FOR VOTERS

NATIONAL AND STATE OFFICIALS

THE PRESIDENT (4-year term).............Term expires
Donald J. Trump (R) Mr. President.............2020.
The White House, Washington D.C. 20500
(202) 456-1414, Comments line (202) 456-1111
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

U.S. SENATORS (6-year term)
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein (D)...........2018.
One Post St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 393-0707
Contact Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3841, Fax (202) 288-3954

The Honorable Kamala Harris (D)..............2022.
501 I Street, Suite 7-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 448-2787, Fax (202) 228-3865
Contact: Kamala Harris
40B Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-3553, Fax (202) 224-2200

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, 18th District (2-year term)
The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo(D).............2018.
698 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-2984 or (408) 245-2339 or (831) 335-2020
Fax (650) 323-3498
Contact Anna Eshoo
241 Cannon Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20515
Phone (202) 225-8104, Fax (202) 225-8890

GOVERNOR (4-year term)
The Honorable Jerry Brown (D).............2018.
Governor's Office, State Capitol Bldg.
Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 445-2841
Contact the Governor

STATE SENATE, 13th District (4-year term)
The Honorable Jerry Hill (D).............2020.
1528 S. El Camino Real, Suite 303, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 212-3313
Contact: Jerry Hill
State Capitol, Room 5035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel:(916) 651-4013

ASSEMBLYMAN, 24th District (2-year term)
The Honorable Marc Berman (D).............2018.
5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117, Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: (650) 691-2121
Contact: Marc Berman
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849
Room 6011, Sacramento, CA 94249-0024
Tel: (916) 319-2024, Fax: (916) 319-2124

COUNTY AND LOCAL OFFICIALS SANTA CLARA COUNTY

70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110-1768
(408) 299-5001

Board of Supervisors (4-year term elected by district) meets some Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Check agenda at http://www.sccgov.org
District 1 Mike Wasserman (2018)
District 2 Cindy Chavez (2020)
District 3 Dave Cortese (2020)
District 4 Ken Yeager (2018)
District 5 Joe Simitian* (2020) Palo Alto: (650) 965-8737, office (408) 299-5050. E-mail: supervisor.simitian@bos.sccgov.org

County Exec. Jeffrey V. Smith.........(408) 299-5105
Clerk of the Board Megan Doyle....(408) 299-5001

Planning Commission usually meets 1st Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Board room of Supervisors' Chambers. http://www.sccplanning.org (408) 299-5770 (Phone not answered noon-1:00 p.m.)

SCHOOLS

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2304
(408) 453-6500
http://www.sccoe.org
Superintendent, John R. Gundry

SANTA CLARA BOARD OF EDUCATION (4-year term elected by area) meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room. 1290 Ridder Park Dr. San Jose.

Area 1 Grace Mah (2020) Palo Alto, E-mail: grace_mah@sccoe.org
Area 2 Michael Chang (2018)
Area 3 Rosemary Kamei (2020)
Area 4 Joseph S. DiSalvo (2020)
Area 5 Anna Song (2020)
Area 6 Darcie Green (2018)
Area 7 Claudia Rossi (2018)

PALO ALTO SCHOOL DISTRICT
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 329-3700 http://www.pausd.org
Superintendent, Glenn (Max) McGee

The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is governed by a 5-member Board of Education, elected for 4-year terms. The School District is independent of the City of Palo Alto, and its boundaries are not the same.

The School Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at 25 Churchill. Citizens are invited to express their views to the Board, but are encouraged to present problems first to school personnel, unless they relate to District policy. For information contact the District Office.

PAUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION (Term expires)
Melissa Baten Caswell (2020)
Todd Collins (2020)
Ken Dauber (2018)
Jennifer DiBrienza (2020)
Terry Godfrey (2018)

FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
12345 El Monte
Los Alto Hills, CA 94022 (650) 949-6100
http://www.fhda.edu/
Chancellor, Linda M. Thor thorlinda@fhda.edu

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Toyon Room (Rm 2020) on Foothill Campus.
Laura Casas (2020)
Pearl Chang (2018)
Peter Landsberger (2020)
Bruce Swenson (2018)
Gilbert Wong (2020)

Two student Trustees are elected each May.

CITY OF PALO ALTO

City Hall
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
http://cityofpaloalto.org/
Information Desk: (650) 329-2100
City Manager, James Keene (650) 329-2392
City Clerk, Donna Grider (650) 329-2571

Palo Alto is a charter city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The City Council has 9 members elected for 4-year terms. The mayor is elected by the Council from its own members. The Council meets on the first three Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. For further information call the City Clerk's office.

On Fridays before meetings, Council packets are on file in public libraries, in the City Clerk's office and posted on the city Web site. Agendas are printed in local newspapers, and are available from the City Clerk, and on the City Webpage under agendas/minutes/reports. Meetings of the council and some commissions are broadcast on cable channel 26 and KZSU (90.1 FM).

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL (Term expires)

Tom Dubois (2018)
Eric Filseth (2018)
Adrian Fine (2020)
Karen Holman (2018)
Liz Kniss, Vice Mayor (2020)
Lydia Kou (2020)
Gregory Scharff, Mayor (2018)
Greg Tanaka (2020)
Cory Wolbach (2018)

The Planning & Transportation Commission, (650) 329-2100, meets the 2nd and last Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. There are occasional special meetings. Cablecast live on Midpen Media Government Channel 26. E-mail: planning.commission@cityofpaloalto.org

The Architectural Review Board, (650) 617-3119, meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. Cablecast live on Midpen Media Government Channel 26. E-mail: arb@cityofpaloalto.org

The Human Relations Commission, (650) 329-2639, meets the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Check City calendar for exact location. Cablecast live on Midpen Media Government Channel 26. E:mail: hrc@cityofpaloalto.org

SPECIAL DISTRICTS (4-year term)

MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022-1404, (650) 691-1200
Steve Abbors, General Manager http://www.openspace.org/

The Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Additional special public hearings and neighborhood meetings are held periodically on specific issues. Board members are elected by district wards and serve 4-year terms.

Ward 1 Pete Siemens (2018)
Ward 2 Yoriko Kishimoto* (2018)
Ward 3 Jed Cyr (2020)
Ward 4 Curt Riffle (2020)
Ward 5 Nonette Hanko* (2018)
Ward 6 Larry Hassett (2018)
Ward 7 Cecily Harris (2020)

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SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
5750 Almaden Expressway (408) 265-2600
San Jose, CA 95118-3686
(Board meetings at 5750 Almaden Expressway)
Beau Goldie, CEO, http://www.valleywater.org/

The Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. There are 7 seats and members are elected by district.

District 1 John Varela, Chair (2020)
District 2 Barbara Keegan (2020)
District 3 Richard Santos (2020)
District 4 Linda LeZotte (2018)
District 5 Nai Hsueh (2020)
District 6 Tony Estremera (2018)
District 7 Gary Kremen* (2018)

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WEB PAGES (for more information) California Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ca.gov