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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Palo Alto Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Todd Collins

15,284 votes (21.04%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strong fiscal management and oversight
  • Academic progress and achievement for every student
  • Keen attention to mental health and emotional well-being



Harvard Business School MBA (1992)
Harvard University BA, Government (1983)


I'm the father of three, a businessperson, and a long-time school volunteer.  My family has lived in Palo-Alto since 2004 and our children all attended PAUSD schools, where I have been a PTA officer in our secondary schools. Professionally I have been an entrepreneur, management consultant, and for the last 15 years an investment manager, the last 10 in my own firm. My BA and MBA are from Harvard University.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • Pat Burt, Mayor, Palo Alto
  • Eric Filseth, Palo Alto City Council member
  • Tom DuBois, Palo Alto City Council member
  • Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council member
  • Ken Dauber, PAUSD School Board Trustee

Individuals (5)

  • Barbara Sih Klausner, former President, PAUSD School Board
  • Mandy Lowell, former President, PAUSD School Board
  • Dana Tom, former President, PAUSD School Board
  • Barb Mitchell, former President, PAUSD School Board
  • Walt Hays, Palo Alto "Tall Tree"

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

If elected I will focus on academic achievement and overall well-being for every student. You can rely on me to insist on openness, accountability, fiscal responsibility, and data-driven decision making in everything we do. I will work tirelessly to build on our tradition of excellence for all students.   The issues we face will change from year to year, but my values and approach will not.

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