Palo Alto Community Leaders Agree — Vote Yes on Measure Z!

Key leaders and organizations all over Palo Alto are endorsing Measure Z.  Measure Z endorsements are all listed below.

Measure Z ensures that our outstanding Palo Alto teachers have the updated classrooms, science labs and learning technology that they need to keep delivering a world class education for local students. Every penny will stay in the Palo Alto Unified District and can only be used to upgrade local school facilities so they are safe and modern. –California State Senator Jerry Hill

We urge a “yes” vote on Measure Z. –Palo Alto Weekly

Click here to join the long list of organizations, officials, local leaders, parents and citizens who endorse Measure Z.

Organizations

  • Palo Alto Weekly

  • League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

  • Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

  • Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA)

  • PTA Council of Palo Alto (PTAC)

  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party

  • Santa Clara County School Boards Association

  • Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA)

  • California School Employees Association (CSEA) Palo Alto Chapter 301

  • Addison Elementary PTA

  • Barron Park Elementary PTA

  • Duveneck Elementary PTA

  • Ellen Fletcher Middle School PTA

  • El Carmelo Elementary PTA

  • Escondido Elementary PTA

  • Fairmeadow Elementary PTA

  • Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Henry M. Gunn High School PTSA

  • Herbert Hoover Elementary PTA

  • Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School PTA

  • Juana Briones Elementary PTA

  • Lucille M. Nixon Elementary PTA

  • Ohlone Elementary PTA

  • Palo Alto High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Palo Verde Elementary PTA

  • Walter Hays Elementary PTA

  • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS

  • The Dreyfus Group, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Elected Officials

  • Jerry Hill, California State Senator

  • Marc Berman, California Assemblymember

  • Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor; former State Senator; former Assemblymember; former Palo Alto Mayor and former PAUSD Board President

  • LaDoris Cordell, Judge of the California Superior Court; former Palo Alto Council Member

  • Liz Kniss, Mayor of Palo Alto; former PAUSD Board President

  • Eric Filseth, Vice Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Tom DuBois, Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Adrian Fine, Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Karen Holman, Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Lydia Kou, Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Greg Scharff, Palo Alto City Council Member and former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Cory Wolbach, Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Ken Dauber, PAUSD Board President

  • Jennifer DiBrienza, PAUSD Board Vice President

  • Melissa Baten Caswell, PAUSD Board Member and former Board President

  • Todd Collins, PAUSD Board Member

  • Terry Godfrey, PAUSD Board Member and former Board President

  • Gary Kremen, Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors and former Board Chair; former President, Purissima Hills Water District

Education Leaders*

  • Don Austin, Superintendent, PAUSD

  • Judy Argumedo, Director, Academic Support Programs for Elementary Education, PAUSD

  • Barbara Best, Supervisor of Registration Services, PAUSD

  • Nancy Coffey, Music Coordinator, PAUSD

  • Ron Ellis, Director, Maintenance, Operations & Transportation, PAUSD

  • Li Ezzell, Art Coordinator, PAUSD

  • Robert Golton, Manager, Bond Program, PAUSD

  • Karen Hendricks, Deputy Superintendent, PAUSD

  • Sharon Ofek, Chief Academic Officer, Secondary Education, PAUSD

  • Derek Moore, Chief Technology Officer, PAUSD

  • Lissette Moore-Guerra, Student Services Coordinator, PAUSD

  • Teri Baldwin, President, Palo Alto Educators Association

  • Meb Steiner, President, CSEA Palo Alto Chapter 301

  • Leonel Argumedo, Assistant Principal, Ellen Fletcher Middle School

  • Mayank Bhatia, President, Juana Briones Elementary PTA

  • Amanda Boyce, Principal, Addison Elementary

  • Mary Bussmann, Principal, Walter Hays Elementary

  • Jade Chao, President, PTA Council of Palo Alto (PTAC)

  • Nakia Davis, President, Barron Park Elementary PTA

  • Eric Goddard, Principal, Barron Park Elementary

  • Audrey Gold, President, Ellen Fletcher Middle School PTA

  • Chris Grierson, Principal, Duveneck Elementary

  • Matthew Hayes, President, Lucille M. Nixon Elementary PTA

  • Lisa Hickey, Principal, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School

  • Melissa Howell, Principal, Ellen Fletcher Middle School

  • Christine Klenow, President, Escondido Elementary PTA

  • Kim Klikoff, President, Ohlone Elementary PTA

  • Pier Angeli La Place, Assistant Principal, Gunn High School

  • Lise Latour, President, Walter Hays Elementary PTA

  • Kathleen Laurence, Principal, Henry M. Gunn High School

  • Hillary Miller, Principal, Palo Verde Elementary

  • Lili Nova-Roessig, President, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School PTA

  • Mary Pat O’Connell, Principal, Lucille M. Nixon Elementary

  • Elizabeth Olsen, President, Palo Alto High School PTSA

  • Nirmala Patni, President, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA

  • Adam Paulson, Principal, Palo Alto High School

  • Sigrid Pinsky, President, Gunn High School PTSA; former President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Valerie Rainey, President, Duveneck Elementary PTA

  • JC Renners, President, Addison Elementary PTA

  • Danaé Reynolds, Principal, El Carmelo Elementary

  • Valerie Royaltey-Quandt, Principal, Greene Middle School

  • Indira Selvakumaraswamy, President, Herbert Hoover Elementary PTA

  • Karolina Werner, President, Palo Verde Elementary PTA

  • Jen Wiener, President, El Carmelo Elementary PTA

  • Dawn Yoshinaga, Principal, Ohlone Elementary School; PAUSD parent

  • Dr. Allan Seid, former California State Board of Education Member; founder, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

  • John Barton, former PAUSD Board Member; former Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Heidi Emberling, former PAUSD Board President

  • Julie Jerome, former PAUSD Board President

  • Barbara Klausner, former PAUSD Board President

  • Cathy Kroymann, former PAUSD Board President

  • Mandy Lowell, former PAUSD Board President

  • Dr. Amado Padilla, former PAUSD Board member; Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

  • Gail Price, former PAUSD Board Member; former Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Diane Reklis, former PAUSD Board President

  • Susie Richardson, former PAUSD Board President

  • Greg Schmid, former PAUSD Board Member; former Vice-Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Dana Tom, former PAUSD Board President

  • Camille Townsend, former PAUSD Board President

  • Carolyn Tucher, former PAUSD Board President

Community*

  • Melissa D. Anderson

  • Scott Anderson, Barron Park Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Stacey Ashlund, PAUSD parent; PAUSD School Board candidate 2018

  • Mehdi Alhassani

  • Mukta Awasthi, PAUSD parent

  • Raminder Bajwa, PAUSD parent

  • Bern Beecham, former Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Annie Bedichek, Gunn High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Elbra Beitsayal, PAUSD parent

  • Kate Bellers

  • Sonya Bradski, Gunn PiE Representative

  • Katie Bramlett, Addison Elementary teacher

  • Jen Brooks, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Marcie Brown, former President Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Christopher Boyd, PAUSD School Board candidate 2018

  • Lynn Brown

  • Neilson Buchanan

  • Dennis Burns, former Palo Alto Police Chief

  • Pat Burt, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Craig Butterworth, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Emilie Cappella

  • Joanna Chai, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Nana Chancellor, Co-Chair, 2015 Measure A Parcel Tax Campaign

  • Bryna Chang, JLS Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Jenny Chang, Gunn High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Steve Chanin

  • Anna & Jimmy Chen, PAUSD parents

  • Caroline Chen, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Baldwin & Sandy Cheng, PAUSD parents

  • Sopida Cheunkarndee, PAUSD parent

  • Amanda Chi, Gunn parent

  • Andy Choi

  • Dr. Enoch Choi, Community Physician and PAUSD parent

  • Disha Chopra, Barron Park Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Jen Chu, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Gabrielle Conway & Matthew Brown, PAUSD parents and Community Volunteers

  • Alison Cormack, Palo Alto City Council candidate 2018; former President, Palo Alto Library Foundation

  • Bill Cortright, Chief Technologist, Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Melissa Dabiri, Nixon Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Ruth Ann and Robert Daines

  • Gina Dalma, PAUSD parent

  • Amy and Scott Darling, PAUSD parents

  • Maria Derrick, JLS Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Jasmine K. Dhaliwal, Hoover Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Shounak Dharap, PAUSD School Board candidate 2018

  • Peter Drekmeier, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Julie Dubrouillet

  • Ingrid Echter, PAUSD parent

  • Johanna Ehrlich, Palo Alto High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Sid Espinosa, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Kirsten Essenmacher, Board of Directors for Alumni & Friends of Palo Alto High School; Paly parent

  • Rikki Fakatou, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Mary Falcon, PAUSD parent

  • Xuzmin Fan, PAUSD parent

  • Megan Swezey Fogarty, Co-Chair, 2005 School Parcel Tax “Campaign for Excellence”

  • Catherine Crystal Foster

  • Jon Foster, Co-Chair, 2008 Strong Schools Bond Campaign; former Chair, Palo Alto Utilities Advisory Commission

  • Heather Gaillard, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Bruce & Jane Gee

  • Edith Gelles, Stanford scholar

  • Adrienne Germain, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Sarah Gibbs, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Rachel Gibson & Jeremy Weinstein, PAUSD parents

  • Deborah Giden, Fletcher Middle School teacher

  • Ruchi Goyal, PAUSD parent

  • Rose Gong, Gunn High School parent network

  • Rich Gordon, former California Assemblymember

  • Anirma & Bhusan Gupta, PAUSD parents

  • Charu Gupta, Palo Alto High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Vikas Gupta

  • Michelle Gustavson, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Elaine Hahn, Community volunteer

  • Jinyoung Han, PAUSD parent

  • Walt Hays, former San Jose City Council Member; Chair, PAUSD Sustainable Schools Committee

  • Linda Henigin, Duveneck Traffic Safety

  • Kate Hill, former President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Christine Hodson, JLS Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Lillian Hom, Paly parent

  • Karen Jacobson, Gunn High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Lauren Janov, Co-Chair, 2005 School Parcel Tax “Campaign for Excellence”

  • Emily Jaquette, PAUSD parent

  • Julie Jerome

  • Kathy Jordan, PAUSD School Board candidate 2018

  • Sally and Abdo Kadifa, PAUSD parents

  • Arthur Keller, former Co-Chair, Citizens Advisory Committee on the Comprehensive Plan

  • Rachel Kellerman, Palo Alto High School Librarian

  • Brooke Kember, PAUSD parent

  • Nan Kim

  • Claire Kirner, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Yoriko Kishimoto, Chair, Santa Clara Valley Water Commission; Director, Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District; former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Larry Klein, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Judy Kleinberg, President and CEO, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce; former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Alex Klikoff, PAUSD parent

  • Josh Knowles, PAUSD parent

  • Smita Kolhatkar, PAUSD parent

  • Iris Korol, former Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Board Member

  • Nancy Krop, CEO, Click My Cause

  • Cathy Kroymann, former President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Ann Kwolek, Nixon Elementary teacher; PAUSD parent

  • Laura Lajeunesse, Nixon Elementary teacher

  • Eileen Landay, PAUSD parent

  • Jennifer Landesmann, former PTAC Board member

  • Anne LaWer, PAUSD parent

  • Chloe Lee, PAUSD parent

  • Joslyn Leve, PAUSD parent

  • Helen Li

  • Chun Liang, PAUSD parent

  • Trina Lovercheck, former President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Sophia Liu

  • Xin Liu, Gunn High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Hannah Lu

  • Wei Lu, PAUSD parent

  • Gwen Luce, former PAUSD parent and Realtor specializing in Palo Alto

  • Evan Lurie, PAUSD parent

  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, PAUSD parent, author of How to Raise an Adult and former Dean at Stanford University

  • Raheleh Mansoor, Nixon Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Uma Mahankali, Hoover Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Ming Mao, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Martin Maly, PAUSD parent

  • Pat Markovitch, longtime PTA volunteer

  • Elizabeth May, PAUSD parent

  • Shari McDaniel, Fletcher Middle School teacher

  • Barbara McLean, Barron Park Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Tina Mondragon, JLS Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Julia Moran, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Carrie Mousseau, physician

  • Julia Murphy-Chutorian, Escondido Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Andy and Jennifer Mutz

  • Karen Namevicz, PAUSD parent

  • Dana Nelson, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Don Ornstein, Stanford Professor Emeritus

  • Shari Ornstein, Realtor, Alain Pinel Realtors

  • Diane Pang, Palo Alto High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Shabnam Parang, Nixon Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Raluca Perkins, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Lesley Phillips, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Kristen Podulka, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Jochen Profit

  • Brian Quo, PAUSD parent

  • Melissa Racz, Fletcher Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Devi Ramanan, PAUSD parent

  • Maribel Ramirez, PAUSD parent

  • Malati Raghunath, Palo Verde Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Joanna Rashid, Barron Park Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Berkeley Revenaugh, Escondido Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Robin Reynolds, community member

  • Olga Rodstein, Nixon Elementary School parent; attorney

  • Rebecca Sanders, former PAUSD parent

  • Heather Sahami, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Christina Schmidt, Vice President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs; Palo Alto CAC member

  • Lindsey Schroeder, Barron Park Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Katie Shade & Alex Khairkhahan, PAUSD parents

  • Shobana Sankaran, PAUSD parent

  • Summer Sheng, PAUSD parent

  • Nancy Shepherd, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Jim Sherman, Hoover Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Vanessa Shone, PAUSD parent

  • Jenn Silva & Andrew Rezvani, PAUSD parents

  • Man Lai Siu, PAUSD parent

  • Nancy Smith, Fairmeadow, JLS & Gunn alumna

  • Roger V. Smith, founding President & CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Lauren Sparandara

  • James Sperry

  • Star Teachout, Fletcher Middle School PTA Executive Board

  • Anna Centrella Thayer, Co-Chair, 2010 Measure A Parcel Tax Campaign

  • Victoria Thorpe

  • Heidi Trilling, PAUSD parent

  • William Tsui

  • Samir Tuma, Co-Chair, 2008 Strong Schools Bond Campaign

  • Susan Usman, Co-Chair, Committee for Strong Schools 2018; former President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Yael Valek, Palo Verde Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Louise Valente, former President Palo Alto Council of PTAs

  • Sush Vij, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Hyla Wagner

  • Keri Wagner, former President, Gunn PTSA; Community Advocate

  • Emily Wang, Escondido Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Emily Wessler, Nixon Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Lanie Wheeler, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Trina Whiteley, Escondido Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Bruce Whitson, Past Chair, Bond Citizens Oversight Committee

  • Cathy Williams, Palo Alto High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Lauren Williams, Addison Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Sara Woodham, Co-Chair, 2015 Measure A Parcel Tax Campaign

  • Esther Wojcicki, Paly Journalism teacher

  • Quina Wright, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Ying Xiao, PAUSD parent

  • Ann Xu, PAUSD parent

  • Shannon Yang, Gunn alumna

  • Leilani Yau, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Christine Yeh, Hoover Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Yiaway Yeh, former Mayor of Palo Alto

  • Elisa Yu, Gunn High School PTSA Executive Board

  • Laura Yu, Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Erhyu Yuan, Ohlone Elementary PTA Executive Board

  • Al Yuen, Co-Chair, 2010 Measure A Parcel Tax Campaign

  • Ana Paula Zadraig, PAUSD parent

  • Claudia Zhang, PAUSD parent

  • Haitao Zhu, PAUSD parent

  • Tong Zou, PAUSD parent

* Titles are for identification purposes only

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