I watched the League of Women Voters candidates forum and am marking my ballot, were it ranked:
Jesse Fletcher Ladomirak
Jennifer DiBrienza (i)
The also-rans for me are, in order: Katie Causey, Todd Collins, Matt Nagle.
I think this is a stronger panel than the 10 running for four slots for Palo Alto City Council.
I am a Gunn grad who went to Dartmouth and moved back to the PAUSD area in 1992. My parents moved our family to this area for PAUSD schools. I am childless, but I have volunteered for schools, worked in alumni relations for Gunn, and follow Gunn (and sometimes Paly) in sports.
I’ve never voted for any of these people before. My favorite school board members all time include: Carorolyn Tucher, Becky Morgan, Camille Townsend and Alan Davis.
(My card for Council is, ranked choice: Rebecca Eisenberg, Greer Stone, Raven Malone and Lydia Kou (I), although I am drifting towards bullet-ballot Rebecca and Greer).
Todd Collins is still on my shit list for a), running a negative attack ad against Kathy Jordan and b) writing me to tell me not to criticize his choices of leadership for PAUSD — the guy with the the diploma mill fake PHD. That he went to Harvard is actually a dis-ad for we of The Big Green.
Good to say Nancy Shepherd walking in the event.