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Verde Magazine

Verde Magazine

Verde Magazine

Vote your future: A guide to grasp this fall’s local ballot


As this November’s election draws nearer, the overwhelming number of issues and candidates on the ballot can be anxiety-inducing for first-time high school voters and seasoned voters alike. In this guide, Verde Magazine has compiled short biographies on the 10 candidates vying for four open spots on the Palo Alto City Council, and the six candidates battling it out for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education. The three measures covered in this voter guide will require a two-thirds majority vote to pass. 

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Art: Samantha Ho, Photo: Google Maps

Learn more about the candidates on their campaign websites.

City Council:

Ajit Varma

Cari Templeton

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Ed Lauing

Greer Stone

Greg Tanaka

Lydia Kou

Raven Malone

Rebecca Eisenberg

Steven Lee

School Board:

Katie Causey 

Todd Collins

Jennifer DiBrienza

Jesse Ladomirak

Matt Nagle

Karna Nisewaner


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