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Biddle leaves Stanford post, files candidacy for congressional seat

STANFORD -- Paul Biddle, whose accusations stirred the indirect cost controversy, on Wednesday, March 4 packed his things and officially left his post as Office of Naval Research resident representative at Stanford.

Linden Clausen, currently the resident representative for the Office of Naval Research at the University of California- Berkeley, will serve as acting representative at Stanford until someone can be found to succeed Biddle, who resigned to run for Congress, said Al Dumas, acting western regional manager for the Office of Naval Research. Dumas had no comment on how long that search might take.

Biddle, who claimed that the university overbilled the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars for research costs, has filed his Republican candidacy for the 14th congressional district seat being vacated by Stanford law Prof. Tom Campbell.

In Santa Clara County the district includes Stanford, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, the greater part of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and small portions of Santa Clara, San Jose, and Saratoga, as well as unincorporated foothill areas in the western portion of the county.

In San Mateo County, the boundaries of the 14th district - redrawn at the end of 1991 - encompass Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City (except Redwood Shores), Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside, East Palo Alto, Pescadero, San Gregorio and La Honda.

Other Republican candidates for the seat are Tom Huening, a businessman and county supervisor; Michael Maibach, an electronics industry executive; and Bill Quraishi, a consulting engineer.

Democratic candidates are Gerry Andeen, research engineer; Ted Lempert, California state assemblyman; Tom Nolan and Anna Eshoo, both County supervisors.


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