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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Orrin Mahoney

Retired Hi-Tech Manager
38,455 votes (13.36%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure that the District maintains a strong financial position to deliver high quality educational opportunities to a broad student base
  • Work to make the new Sunnyvale campus a success
  • Work to establish stronger relationships with the Districts feeder High Schools, city governments, and high technology companies to build meaningful partnerships that help the District keep it's edge.



Profession:Retired High-tech Manager
Member and Chair, Measure “C” and Measure “H” School Bond Oversight Committees — Appointed position (2009–current)
City Council, City of Cupertino — Elected position (2005–2013)
Planning Commissioner, City of Cupertino — Appointed position (2000–2008)
Manager (various postions, Hewlett-Packard (1967–2002)


Stanford University Master of Science (M.S.), Mechanical Engineering (1971)

Community Activities

Co-Chair, De Anza Commission (2003–current)
Member, Foothill-DeAnza Foundation Board (2013–current)
Governor -Elect, Rotary District 5170 (2016–current)
Member and Past President, Cupertino Rotary (2000–current)
Board member, Cupertino Education Endowmwnt Foundation (2015–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (17)

  • Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council and former Mayor
  • Pearl Cheng, Current FHDA Trustee
  • Bruce Swenson, Current FHDA Trustee
  • Dolly Sandoval, Cupertino former Mayor and former FHDA Trustee
  • Mike Kasperzak, Mt View City Council and former Mayor
  • Barry Chang, Cupertino Mayor
  • Jeff Moe, FUHSD Trustee
  • Savita Vaidhyanathan, Cupertino Vice-Mayor
  • Rod Sinks, Cupertino City Council and former Mayor
  • Anjali Kausar, Cupertino Union School District Board
  • Bill Wilson, FUHSD Trustee
  • Hung Wei, FUHSD Trustee
  • Chris Moylan, former Sunnyvale Mayor
  • Peter Drekmeier, former Palo Alto Mayor
  • Betsy Bechtel, outgoing FHDA Trustee
  • Jim Davis, Sunnyvale City Council

Individuals (4)

  • Ro Khanna, Congressional Candidate
  • Mahesh Nihalani
  • Reena Rao
  • Darryl and Dorothy Stow

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