Another possible candidate for City Council

The seven-member Palo Alto City Council can sometimes draw a large crowd, like it did here in October 2019 when it was considering Stanford's expansion plan, which was later shelved. Post photo.

Daily Post Staff Writer

Another candidate has filed paperwork to explore a bid for Palo Alto City Council. Hope Lancero, 56, a medical researcher at Stanford, filed paperwork yesterday saying she intends to run.

She joins four other potential candidates in a race for three seats:

• Ed Lauing, a planning commissioner;

• Julie Lythcott-Haims, an author and public speaker;

• Alex Comsa, a realtor;

• Lisa Forssell, an Apple project manager and a utilities commissioner.

Lancero has a Ph.D. from UCLA and is an expert in cellular biology, according to her ResearchGate profile. She has co-authored 19 papers and worked in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Three seats are up for grabs in November. Eric Filseth and Tom DuBois cannot run again due to term limits. Alison Cormack, now completing her first term, has decided she won’t run. The deadline to enter the race is in mid-August.