Webcast: Meet the Palo Alto City Council candidates

Candidates talk about their lives in one-on-one interviews

Five Palo Alto residents are running for three seats on the Palo Alto City Council this fall. They have had varied life experiences, from volunteering for political campaigns as a kid to starting a technology company, from care-giving for ailing family members to working to reinvigorate political organizations.

In one-on-one interviews with Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong, the candidates put aside city issues to discuss their lives, their passions and lessons they've learned along the way.

To watch each candidate's video, click on his or her name, below.

• Meet Pat Boone

• Meet Alison Cormack

• Meet Tom DuBois

• Meet Eric Filseth

• Meet Cory Wolbach

Next week, Palo Alto Online will post issues-oriented videos with the candidates, conducted by the Palo Alto Weekly's editorial board.

Webcasts are posted every Friday afternoon on, as well as on Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel,

Check out previous weeks' episodes in the "Behind the Headlines" archive.


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Posted by School board, too?
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 1, 2018 at 1:11 pm

School board, too? is a registered user.

I believe the Weekly was going to publish a recording of the school board forum. Is that available somewhere?

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Posted by Jocelyn Dong
editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Oct 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Jocelyn Dong is a registered user.

Yes, it's posted at Web Link

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