Board of Directors

Board Elections

The District is divided into seven geographic wards, each represented by an elected official for a four-year term. The next election will be held on November 3, 2020 for Ward 3, 4, and 7 Directors.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and who is a resident and registered voter in the ward from which they are nominated may run for a seat on the Board of Directors.

Potential candidates are required to gather fifty (50) valid signatures of registered voters from their Ward on a required nomination form furnished only by the District Clerk.

Prior to soliciting or receiving campaign contributions, a candidate must file Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement, with the District Clerk.  The form is available from the district clerk or can be downloaded from the Fair Political Practices website.

For additional information, please contact the District Clerk at 650-691-1200.

2018 Election Results

Karen Holman won retiring Ward 5 Director Nonette Hanko’s seat representing residents in the Palo Alto area, and incumbent Pete Siemens will continue representing Ward 1 residents in the South Bay area.

Holman is a former Palo Alto city councilmember and mayor. She fills a board seat that was held by Nonette Hanko for 46 consecutive years, since Midpen was created by voters in 1972. Hanko, who was instrumental in founding the organization, chose to retire at the end of her term in 2018.

This is Siemens' seventh term on Midpen’s board since being elected in 1992.