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News - April 2, 2014

High school bond campaign reports $37,000 in donations by mid-March

by Dave Boyce

The school bond measure on the ballot for the June 3 election to provide $265 million in capital funds to the Sequoia Union High School District now has a name — Measure A — and a positive bank account balance of $37,020, according to a report from the San Mateo County Elections Office.

The campaign finance report filed by "Citizens for Sequoia Union High School District - Yes on A" shows two individuals contributing $10,000 each, one $5,000 donation, and several district officials giving a total of $8,500. The report tallies 18 contributions in all from Feb. 27 to March 17.

Among the donations of at least $500, the two $10,000 donations were from Carolee M. White of Palo Alto and Colleen Tate of Portola Valley. The $5,000 donation came from 217 Enterprises in Los Altos, according to the report.

The donations by district officials include $2,500 from current district board President Allen Weiner; $1,500 each from Superintendent Jim Lianides and board member Olivia Martinez; $1,000 each from board members Alan Sarver and Chris Thomsen; and $500 each from Assistant Superintendent Enrique Navas and board member Carrie Du Bois.

The report shows donations of $1,000 each from venture capitalist and former state controller Steve Westly of Menlo Park, and marina owner Paul Uccelli of Redwood City. Attorney Jeffrey Selman of Belmont gave $500, the report said.

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