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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Mountain View-Whisman School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Laura Blakely

11,570 votes (25.53%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Students First--focus on the students, not the buildings, to close the achievement gap, challenge all students and support teachers in their teaching
  • Reestablish Trust--restore professionalism, collaboration and respect on the Board and facilitate open communication among staff, teachers, parents and community members
  • Ensure Financial Stability--spend funding wisely and make sound fiscal decisions that prioritize student learning; secure replacement parcel tax



Partner, GCA Law Partners LLP (2009–current)
General Counsel, Square 1 Bank (2005–2009)
Special Counsel, Cooley LLP (2004–2005)
Associate General Counsel, Comerica Bank (2001–2004)
Senior Counsel, Imperial Bank (1999–2001)


Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) J.D., Law (1987)
Yale University B.A., Latin American Studies (1982)

Community Activities

Vice President, MVLA High School Foundation (2011–current)
President, Mountain View Educational Foundation (2009–2011)
Chair, Measure C Parcel Tax Campaign (2008–2008)
Graduate, Leadership Mountain View (2004–2005)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Dr. Judy Crates, Former Principal, Castro, Graham and Bubb Schools
  • Dr. Barry Groves, Former Superintendent, Mountain View-Los Alto Union High School District
  • Steve Olson, Former Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District

Organizations (1)

  • Mountain View Voice - Editorial - "The Opinion of The Voice"

Elected Officials (8)

  • Fiona Walter, Trustee, MVLA High School District
  • Jose Gutierrez, Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • John McAlister, Member, Mountain View City Council
  • Laura Casas, Trusee, Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Susan Sweeley, Trustee, MVLA High School Foundation
  • Debbie Torok, Trustee, MVLA High School Foundation
  • Dr. Phil Faillace, Trustee, MVLA High School District
  • Joe Mitchner, Trustee, MVLA High School District

Individuals (70)

  • Tina Cortinas
  • Rich Reay
  • Dave Hurst
  • Ada Gomez
  • Sophie Alcorn
  • Carolyn Stuart
  • Amanda Patron
  • Robin Iwai
  • Bridget Cash
  • Hafsa Mirza
  • Sandy Resnick
  • Cynthia Greaves
  • Mia Montanez
  • Betsy Swayne-Oram
  • Yvonne Wilson
  • Margaret Poor
  • John Callon
  • Blanca Estela Rocha Limon
  • Sylvia Garcia-Hernandez
  • Natasha Keck
  • Kevin McBride
  • Justine Fenwick
  • Richard Marquez
  • Kaaren Marquez
  • Marti Wright
  • Karin Molander
  • Judy Levy
  • Shelene Worland
  • Susi Merhar
  • Helen Pillsbury
  • Laura Brown
  • Taylor House
  • Connie Kim
  • Judi Fan
  • Richard Rathbun
  • Lacy Rathbun
  • Greg De La Ossa
  • Michelle De La Ossa
  • Carmen Bryant
  • Manju Ramachandran
  • Kim Donovan
  • Roxanne Coish
  • Merlene Saunders
  • Jenni Gaderlund
  • Karen Milos
  • Page McDonald
  • Gail Lee
  • Marti McGuirk
  • Carol Olson
  • Amy Snell
  • Andrea Maes
  • Niki Theil
  • Karen Heitkamp
  • Bob Reay
  • Bruce Karney
  • Leane Reelfs
  • Kathy Thibodeaux
  • Sara Jenez
  • Heather Myers
  • Margaret Abe-Koga, Former Mayor, Mountain View City Council
  • Ronit Bryant, Former Mayor, Mountain View City Council
  • Sanjay Dave, Trustee Elect, MVLA High School District
  • Judy Hanneman, Former Trustee, MVLA High School District
  • Betsy Collard, Former Trustee, Mountain View School District
  • Adrienne Heiskanen
  • Alison Barnsley
  • Andrea Gray
  • Liza Levin
  • Sandy Bartlett
  • Mike Cobb

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