BY ALLISON LEVITSKY
Daily Post Staff Writer
The race for two seats on the Palo Alto school board is raking in sizable contributions, with three candidates raising more than $10,000 each.
Palo Alto High School parent Kathy Jordan has raised $14,949.47 since Aug. 13, more than any other candidate.
She’s received donations from Palo Alto homemaker Carol Chan ($1,500), Google software engineer Danny Epstein ($1,449.47), Shazam chief scientist Avery Wang ($1,000), Palo Alto homemaker Melissa Anderson ($1,000), LA Museum government affairs official Wendy Greuel ($1,000), Encino literary agent Dean Schramm ($1,000), Palo Alto homemaker Huibing Luo ($1,000), Vicky Huang of Palo Alto ($1,000), Suhua Xiong of Palo Alto ($1,000), Palo Alto retiree Bjorn Liencres ($1,000), Palo Alto homemaker ($1,000), Palo Alto homemaker Keith Ferrell ($1,000), NetApp senior finance manager Haiyan Wang ($1,000) and Palo Alto homemaker Rebecca Fox ($1,000).
Four other candidates
Special education advocate Stacey Ashlund has pulled in $14,212 since July 1.
She’s received donations from the California Teachers Association union ($1,250), Mayor Liz Kniss ($250) and board member Terry Godfrey ($100).
Gunn High School graduate and 28-year-old litigator Shounak Dharap has raised $10,274.26 this year, including from the California Teachers Association ($1,250), the Arns Law Firm, where he works ($1,000), Adobe product management director Chanda Dharap ($1,000), Palo Alto High School event coordinator Mary Bena ($250) and former school board member Dana Tom ($100).
School board President Ken Dauber raised $4,652.96 between Jan. 1 and June 30, but hasn’t filed paperwork reporting contributions since July 1.
Palo Alto High School graduate Alex Scharf, 21, has raised $774 since July 1, including $500 from Publishing Power senior manager Cindy Goral and $100 from Palo Alto retiree Ruth Gordon.
A sixth candidate, Christopher Boyd, has not reported any contributions.