Ladomirak leads in fundraising for school board race

Jesse Ladomirak

By the Daily Post staff

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak has raised $28,034, which is $10,000 more than the other Palo Alto School Board candidates whose finance forms were posted to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ website Thursday.

There are six people seeking three seats on the board.

Ladomirak is a mother of four and a small-business owner who wants to give parents more representation on the board.

Incumbents Todd Collins and Jennifer DiBrienza’s finance forms for the past month had not been uploaded to the county’s site.

As of last month, Collins’ campaign had $17,573, including $12,603 in donations to himself. DiBrienza’s total last month was $16,119.
Another candidate, Matt Nagle, previously filed paperwork with the county saying that he will not raise or spend more than $2,000 on his campaign.

Ladomirak’s contributors

As for Ladomirak, she raised $7,744 over the past month. Her most recent contributors include Steven Lee, Palo Alto council candidate ($500); Catherine Reed-Beaudouin, a physician at Peninsula Mental Health ($350); Esther Wojcicki, former Palo Alto High School journalism teacher ($250); Julia Kazaks, a Palo Alto attorney ($500); Marcia Pugsley, retired Palo Alto resident ($500); and Rohit Sharma, a partner at True Ventures ($350).

Causey’s donors

Katie Causey, a 2012 Paly grad, has raised $3,928 in the past month, bringing her total to $11,911. Her contributors include state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo ($150); former Palo Alto Mayor Larry Klein ($259); Carrie Templeton, a Palo Alto council candidate ($204); Kelsey Banes, director at Yimby Action ($208); and Susan Kulawik, a Bay Area Environmental Research Institute scientist ($1,000).

Nisewaner’s contributors

Karna Nisewaner, a lawyer and mother of two Addison Elementary students, raised $2,125 in the last month, bringing her total to $10,200. Her donors include Julia Wei, Sunnyvale attorney ($250); Kristin Nisewaner, a retired Millbrae resident ($250); and Nancy Suh, a Palo Alto Google employee ($250).