City Council Endorsements

Elected Officials

"Greg is a great council member for these tough times, especially during COVID"

Adrian Fine, Palo Alto Mayor, Fmr. Planning & Transportation Commission Chair

"He is balanced and an important moderate on our council. Greg studies issues carefully, votes carefully. He has been extensively and impressively endorsed. When it comes to November, vote for Greg Tanaka!"

Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council Member, Fmr. Mayor, Fmr. Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President

"He is a consensus builder that will bring everybody together. He has also been supporting Asian-Americans to get justice around COVID-19 xenophobia. Greg is the one best candidate for Palo Alto City Council!"

Gilbert Wong, Foothill De-Anza College District Trustee, Fmr. Cupertino Mayor

"He has done an extraordinary job during his 1st term on Council representing the residential and small business communities."

Jerry Hill, California State Senator

"He works as hard as anybody for the people of Palo Alto, he is fully transparent and I know how hard Greg is working for you and I really want to encourage you to vote for him this November."

Marc Berman, California State Assembly Member, Fmr. Palo Alto City Council Member

"Greg knows how to get things done. He knows how to talk to people and, more importantly, he knows how to listen to people."

Larry Klein, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor

  • Patrick J. Ahrens, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Governing Board

  • John Barton, Fmr. Palo Alto City Council Member, Fmr. Palo Alto Unified School District Board President

  • Betsy Bechtel, Foothill-De Anza District Board of Trustees, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor

  • Melissa Baten Caswell, Santa Clara County School Boards Association Fmr. President, Palo Alto Unified School District Trustee & Fmr. Board President

  • Marc Berman, California State Assembly Member, Fmr. Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Todd Collins, Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Trustees President

  • Adrian Fine, Palo Alto Mayor, Fmr. Planning & Transportation Commission Chair

  • Larry Klein, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor

  • Judy Kleinberg, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor

  • Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council Member, Fmr. Mayor, Fmr. Santa Clara County Supervisor, Fmr. Palo Alto Unified School District President

  • Cathy Kroymann, Fmr. Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education President

  • Grace Mah, Santa Clara County Office of Education Board Member

  • Jack Morton, Fmr. Palo Alto City Council Member

  • Gail Price, Fmr. Palo Alto City Council Member, Fmr. PAUSD School Board Member

  • Greg Scharff, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor

  • Bruce Swenson, Foothill-De Anza District Board of Trustees

  • Camille Townsend, Fmr. Palo Alto Unified School District President & Board of Education Trustee

  • Lanie Wheeler, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor

  • Gilbert Wong, Foothill-De Anza District Board of Trustees, Fmr. Cupertino Mayor

  • Rich Gordon, Fmr. California State Assembly Member, Fmr. San Mateo County Supervisor

  • Mike Honda, Fmr. United States Congress Member, Fmr. California State Assembly Member, Fmr. Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • Margaret Abe-Koga, Mountain View Mayor

  • Peter Ballew, San Leandro Vice Mayor

  • Catherine Carlton, Menlo Park City Council Member, Fmr. Mayor

  • Suzanne Chan, Ohlone College Board of Trustees, Fmr. Fremont Mayor

  • Michael Chang, Fmr. Cupertino Mayor

  • George K. Chen , Torrance City Council Member

  • David Cortese, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • Mason Fong, Sunnyvale City Council Member

  • Paul Fong, Fmr. California State Assembly Member

  • Jeff Gee, Redwood Fmr. Mayor & Fmr. Councilmember

  • Brian Harrington, Laramie, WY City Council Member

  • Jerry Hill, California Senator, Fmr. California State Assembly, Fmr. San Mateo Mayor

  • Cecilia Hupp, Brea City Council Member, Fmr. Mayor

  • Mike Kasperzak, Fmr. Mountain View Mayor

  • Teresa Keng, Fremont City Council Member

  • Larry Klein, Sunnyvale Mayor

  • Sara Lamnin, Hayward City Council Member

  • Amourence Lee, San Mateo Councilmember, Fmr. Parents Club of Palo Alto & Menlo Park Executive Director

  • Conrad Lee, Bellevue, WA City Council Member, Fmr. Mayor

  • Otto Lee, Fmr. Sunnyvale Mayor

  • Wayne Lee, Millbrae City Council Member & Fmr. Mayor

  • Jerry Liu, Cupertino Union School District Governing Board Member

  • Evan Low, California State Assembly Member, Fmr. Campbell Mayor

  • Floyd Mori, Fmr. California State Assembly Member, Fmr. Pleasanton Mayor

  • David E. Myles, Rockville, MD City Council Member

  • Anthony Phan, Milpitas City Council Member

  • Eric Rodriguez, San Mateo Deputy Mayor

  • Raj Salwan, Fremont City Council Member

  • Andrea Samson, Loveland, CO City Council Member

  • Pat Showalter, Fmr. Mountain View Mayor

  • Mickie Winkler, Fmr. Menlo Park Mayor

  • Yan Zhao, Saratoga City Council Member

"Let me just start by saying very simply—Greg Tanaka needs to be on the Palo Alto City Council, and we need to get him elected this November!"

Rich Gordon, Fmr. California Assembly Member, Fmr. San Mateo County Supervisor

"I look forward to seeing him be re-elected! I encourage everyone to vote for Greg Tanaka for City Council in 2020!"

Gail Price, Fmr. Palo Alto City Council Member, Fmr. PAUSD School Board President

"I got to say, it's rare that we get someone with Greg's skills. Greg's one of the smartest, but also one of the nicest people I know!"

Greg Scharff, Fmr. Palo Alto Mayor 

"I’m so excited to endorse Greg Lin Tanaka, I found him to be balanced, fiscally responsible, and a breath of fresh air. Vote for Greg Lin Tanaka!"

Enoch Choi, M.D., Palo Alto Tall Tree Award Winner

Appointed Officials and Community Leaders

  • Mike Alcheck, Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commissioner

  • Josh Becker, Candidate for California State Senate

  • Jeremy Bulow, Stanford University Professor of Economics, Fmr. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics Director

  • Todd Burke, Palo Alto Central Home Owners Association President

  • Tony Carrasco, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission, Fmr. Architectural Review Board

  • Alan Chiu, Enya Co-Founder & CEO, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Co-President

  • Enoch Choi, Jordan International Aid Medical Director, Enoch Choi Foundation Founder

  • Nancy Coupal, Coupa Cafe President

  • Lisa Van Dusen, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Emeritus Council Member, Fmr. Palo Alto Sustainability & Climate Action Plan Advisory Council Member

  • Stephen Emslie, Fmr. Palo Alto Deputy City Manager

  • Andrea Fleming, Fmr. Greene Middle School Site Council Chairman, Fmr. The Girls' Middle School Parents Association President

  • Divya Ganesan, Palo Alto Youth Council President

  • Daniel Garber, Fmr. Palo Alto Citizens Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Fmr. Planning & Transportation Chair & Commissioner

  • Przemyslaw Gardias, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Vice Chair

  • Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group President & CEO

  • Bonnie Halpern-Fischer, Stanford University Professor of Pediatrics, Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

  • Alan "A.C." Johnston, Palo Alto Utilities Advisory Commission

  • Kathryn Jordan, Fmr. Women's Tennis Association Vice President, Notable Community Leader

  • Sheryl Klein, Palo Alto Housing Chief Operating Officer

  • Nancy Krop, Civil Rights Trial Attorney, Notable Community Leader

  • Stephen Levy, Fmr. Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission, Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy Director & Sr. Economist

  • Lee Lippert, Fmr. Planning & Transportation Commission, Fmr. Architectural Review Board Chair

  • Mark Michael, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Chair, Fmr. Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission

  • Benjamin Miyaji, Palo Alto Public Art Commission Chair

  • Mark Nadim, Palo Alto Neighborhood Preparedness Coordinator, Fmr. Citizen Advisory Committee Member

  • Robert Neff, Palo Alto Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee

  • Eric Nordman, Palo Alto Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee

  • Daniel I. Okimoto, Stanford University Professor Emeritus, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Director Emeritus

  • Alex Panelli, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission, Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission, Park & Recreation Commission

  • Randolph Popp, Fmr. Palo Alto Architectural Review Board

  • Patricia Regehr, Palo Alto Human Relations Commission

  • William Riggs, Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Member & Fmr. Chair

  • Jaime Rodriguez, Fmr. Palo Alto Chief Transportation Official

  • Diane Rolfe, Santa Clara County Democratic Party Central Committee Member

  • Eric Rosenblum, Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commissioner, Palo Alto Forward Board Member

  • Chris Saccheri, College Terrace Residents Association President, Linden Tree Books Co-Owner, Fmr. LinkedIn Director of Web Development

  • Robert Stillerman, Fmr. Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission

  • Samina Sundas, Fmr. Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission

  • Amy Sung, Citizens Advisory Committee Member

  • Edwin Tan, Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club President

  • Ben Threlkeld, Palo Alto Rotary Club President, Cambridge Optometry Owner

  • Samir Tuma, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Chair

  • John Woodell, Democratic Party Central Committee Member

 

"He shares the priorities of the community. He brings the perspective of many like him, who are working professionals, raising a family, or running a business."

Mark Michael, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Chair, Fmr. IBRC

"A leader of impressive intelligence, independence, experience, dedication, and courage. I will certainly, enthusiastically, endorse his candidacy."

Daniel  I. Okimoto, Stanford University Professor Emeritus

"At a time when our city, and in fact our country, is at such odds, a voice like Greg's is necessary for civil discussion"

Samir Tuma, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Chair

"I always found Greg to be an extremely analytical person, which is a really important trait because the Palo Alto community is so data-driven."

Jaime Rodriguez, Fmr. Palo Alto Chief Transportation Official

"He tries to make sure there's no wasteful spending, and recognizes that the city is there to work for us."

Kathy Jordan, Fmr. Women's Tennis Association Vice President, Notable Community Leader

"His approach was always the same—he was empathetic, compassionate, learning. He wants to thread the needle to bring the community together."

Daniel Garber, Fmr. Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Chair

Community Members & Friends

  • John Mark Agosta

  • Jan Altman

  • Fe Araullo

  • Adrian Arima

  • Monica Yeung Arima

  • Ajay Arora

  • Colin Babian

  • Grace Li Babian

  • Miles Bader

  • Gail Baer

  • Caroline Baker

  • Ben Ball

  • Angie Ballew

  • Ian Baltutis

  • Kavous Barghi

  • Andrea Barnes

  • Tricia Barr

  • Alfred Bay

  • Michael Beckler

  • Consuelo Becksague

  • Vanessa Belland

  • Alexandria Bernabe

  • Michael Berry

  • Marshall Blanchard

  • Imju Byon

  • Owen Byrd

  • Fernando Cabildo

  • Alon Carmeli

  • Tyler Carter

  • Stephanie Castillo

  • Bill Chandler

  • William Chandler

  • Adrianne Chang

  • Ben Chen

  • Jeff Chen

  • Li Chen

  • Matt Chen

  • Ralph Cheng

  • Yian Cheng

  • Jacky Cheung

  • Vivian Choi

  • Chris Chong

  • Jean Cohen

  • John Comiskey

  • Georgiana Comsa

  • David Crane

  • Dee Crawford

  • Dolores Crawford

  • Robert Crawford

  • Ruby Csi

  • Cecile Cummings

  • Tami Cusi

  • Grant Dasher

  • Michael Day

  • Judy Decker

  • Wilhelmus Degroot

  • Graham Dresden

  • Erika Enos

  • David Epstein

  • Angie Evans

  • Simon Firth

  • Fred Fischer

  • Frederick Fischer

  • Irina Fischer

  • Jeanne Fleming

  • David Fryberger

  • May Gaspay

  • Guy Gecht

  • Tatyana Gelman

  • Brittany Gibbons

  • Carol Gilbert

  • Alex Giovannotto

  • Georgie Gleim

  • Maximilian Goetz

  • Sassan Golafshan

  • Deborah Goldeen

  • Jon Goldman

  • Rose Gong

  • Loren Gordon

  • Lane Gore

  • Eddie Gornish

  • Bruce Graham

  • Nancy Green

  • Barbara Gross

  • Richard Gross

  • Lucy Gu

  • Don Guinn

  • Gabriel Guizar

  • Saar Gur

  • Richard Hackman

  • Mohamed Hadidi

  • Clive Hallat

  • Jane Han

  • Bev Hansen

  • Frances Hargens

  • Tal Hart

  • Mona He

  • Carol Heermance

  • Dick Heermance

  • Nina Helmer

  • Malli Hiremath

  • Gerard Hirschhorn

  • Urs Hoelzle

  • Lynn Hollyn

  • Jackie Holt

  • Micheline Horstmeyer

  • Robert Horstmeyer

  • Anil Hosgur

  • Irene Hsu-Dresden

  • Alec Huang

  • Charlene Huang

  • Lili Huang

  • Lucas Huang

  • Leannah Hunt

  • Henry Hwong

  • Gene Iwamoto

  • Irene Jacob

  • Suzanne Jacobs

  • Jubin Daniel James

  • Ann Johnson

  • Robert Johnson

  • Jeffrey Justice

  • Vincent Von Kaenel

  • Ann Kane

  • Alex Kaplinsky

  • Sam Kaplinsky

  • Tara Kaplinsky

  • Richard Karp

  • Oksanna Kasoyan

  • Al Kautz

  • Francesca Kautz

  • Megan Kawkab

  • Judy Kay

  • Roger Kay

  • Tom Kemp

  • Greg Kerber

  • Eileen Kim

  • Charlie King

  • John King

  • Jacquie Knott

  • Liza Kolbasov

  • Alena Korot

  • Dan Kostenbauder

  • Sheila Kothari

  • Jirage Kshama

  • Eduardo Lafarge

  • Lau Lavemai

  • David Lee

  • Eddy Lee

  • Grace Lee

  • Jaehyuk Lee

  • Jin Lee

  • Joe Lee

  • Vienna Lee

  • Vivienne Lee

  • Ralph Levine

  • Hongxing Li

  • Irene Li

  • Julia Li

  • Preston Li

  • Tina Li

  • Frances Lim

  • Ray Lin

  • Gary Lindgren

  • John Lindsay

  • Jeffrey Lipkin

  • Anne Littleworth

  • Jennifer Liu

  • Irene Lloyd

  • Linda Logan

  • Yee Loo

  • Frank Lu

  • Valerie Lucia

  • Yineng Lucia

  • Carolyn MacDaniel

  • Jayant Madhavan

  • David Madwed

  • Dan Mahoney

  • John Maina

  • Maria Mao

  • Scott Mathisen

  • Patricia McDaniel

  • Geri McGilvray

  • Patricia Mcguigan

  • John McIntyre

  • Cathy McLain

  • Chris Merritt

  • Marc Miller

  • Margaret Miller

  • Grace Ming

  • Shaoyu Ming

  • Erwin Morton

  • Ricardo Motta

  • Zachery Moy

  • Alan Nelson

  • Young-Jeh Oh

  • Adam Olshen

  • Juan Orona

  • Ana Oxford

  • Dan Pan

  • Tiffany Pan

  • William Parkinson

  • Harry Partridge

  • Aidan Pasamonte

  • Parag Patkar

  • Debbie Paul

  • Shan Peng

  • Idelfonso Piedra

  • Anuradha Priyadarshi

  • Sudhanshu Priyadarshi

  • Andrew Protter

  • Ann Protter

  • Justin Qiu

  • Jenny Quan

  • Gurumurthy Ramkumar

  • Perry Randall

  • Philip Rao

  • Irving Rappaport

  • Jeff Reese

  • Russell Reid

  • William Reller

  • Berkeley Revenaugh

  • Lama Rimawi

  • Craig Ritchey

  • Kathryn Hallsten Ritchey

  • Lewis Roach

  • Joseph Rolfe

  • Steve Rosenblum

  • Ronda Rosner

  • Thomas Rota

  • Tom Rotan

  • Dina Saari

  • Anna Saccheri

  • Benjamin Salsburg

  • Maria-Avelino Santos

  • Arun Sastry

  • David Scheinker

  • Ekatarina Schwartz

  • Katja Schwartz

  • Arkish A Shah

  • Pankaj Shah

  • Deena Shakir

  • Michal Shalon

  • Hing Sham

  • Andrew Sharpe

  • Fran Shen

  • Donna Sheridan

  • James Sheridan

  • Ashok Shetty

  • Raj Shetty

  • Terri Shifrin

  • Young In Shin

  • Jared Shirts

  • Robert Silver

  • Jennivine Lee Simon

  • Todd Simon

  • Christopher Sine

  • Anoop Sinha

  • Aparna Sinha

  • Sandra Slater

  • Andrea Smith

  • Robert Smith

  • Roger Smith

  • Stephen Smith

  • Bob Stanton

  • Laura Stark

  • Kenneth Streib

  • Aifeng Sun

  • Yazhen Sun

  • Yingjiu Sun

  • Barbara Swenson

  • Nathan Szajnberg

  • Shu Tan

  • Kathleen Tarlow

  • Anne Taylor

  • Craig Taylor

  • Bobbi Taylor-Cheng

  • Alejandra Toledo

  • Tanya Tran

  • Eric Turner

  • Cynthia Typaldos

  • Chris Vakili

  • Bella Vandenberg

  • Sandy Voorhees

  • Casper Vroemen

  • Eugene Walter

  • Lisa Walton

  • Feng Wang

  • George Wang

  • Stephen Wang

  • Stephanie Wansek

  • Lynn Ware

  • Jane Wei

  • Geoff Williamson

  • Mimi Wolf

  • Zhuolin Wu

  • Cindy Xu

  • Linda Xu

  • Shuyuan Xuan

  • William Xuan

  • Winnie Yang

  • Louise Yeung

  • Nick Yoo

  • Jackie Yu

  • Sabrina Zahid

  • Kathy Zeng

  • Allen Zhang

  • Jenny Zhang

  • Jinglun Zhang

  • Mingxia Zhang

  • Jay Zhu

  • Muhammad Zuberi

"It is my hope that we have more council members, such as Greg, who fight for the city and its people, especially at times like this."

Sassan Golafshan,  Founder and CEO of Form Fitness and a long time Palo Alto Resident

"I would endorse him for life! He's an amazing, amazing person."

Franco Campilongo, Owner of iTalico, Terún Pizzeria

 

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