RE-ELECT

Landelsburg

Laura and her husband Dave


Clint's graduation from Mountain View Hgh School

Andy's 8th grade graduation

Blakelys in Washington, DC


Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Ceremony

LAURA BLAKELY

for MVWSD School Board




A Mountain View resident since 1992, Laura has been an active volunteer in our local public schools since 2001, while also practicing law full time.  Her sons Clint and Andy attended Landels, Graham and Mountain View High Schools.  A 2018 USC music graduate, Clint is now a music teacher and aspiring actor. Andy will graduate from the University of Michigan next spring. Laura's  husband Dave is an engineer and innovation design consultant.


Volunteer Service:


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  • Incumbent (elected in 2016)​​
  • Landels and Graham Site Councils and Landels PTA Board
  • Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) volunteer from 2003-2012, President 2009-2011
  • Parcel Tax and Bond Campaign Leadership--played leadership roles (chair, endorsements chair, fundraising chair) in 5 successful MVWSD tax and bond campaigns from 2005-2020
  • Member of "Share Shoreline" parent team that successfully advocated for the Shoreline Regional Park Community to share $60+ million in tax revenues with the local public school districts over a 13-year period
  • Member of various MVWSD Task Forces and Committees
  • Served 6 years on of Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation board
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, Business Issues and Public Policy Committee
  • CHAC board member


Awards

  • Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council Honorary Service Award Recipient 2017
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Athena Leadership Award Recipient 2019


Professional 

  • Partner at GCA Law Partners LLP based in Mountain View
  • Founder and first General Counsel of Square 1 Bank, acquired by Pacific Western Bank in 2015
  • Senior Counsel at Cooley LLP
  • In-house legal positions at local banks, including Comerica Bank, Imperial Bank, Silicon Valley Bank
  • English teacher in Mexico City


Education

  • B.A. in Latin American Studies from Yale University
  • J.D. from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley
  • Leadership Mountain View Graduate, 2005
  • Semester at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Languages

  • Spanish
  • Basic Portuguese