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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 1 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

A runoff may be held on 11/04/14 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Jul 9 6:44pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (42/42)

Runoff Election 11/04/14

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Paul Fong Click here for more information about this candidate 3575 votes 29.04%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Legislator/Professor/Businessman
  • Assemblymember (2008-present)
  • Foothill-De Anza Community College Trustee (1993-2008)
  • Boardmember, Community Housing Directors (built 3000 units of affordable housing)
  • Founder, AACI (large nonprofit healthcare provider to low income families and individuals)
  • Flower Shop Owner; Realtor
  • Masters in Education, USF; B.A. Sociology & Masters in Public Administration, SJSU
  • Public Safety (more police officers and firefighters in our neighborhoods)
  • Restoring City Services Strategically (e.g. library hours)
  • Education (e.g. bring back liaison between SJ and schools; after-school programs)
Charles "Chappie" Jones Click here for more information about this candidate 2805 votes 22.78%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: High-Tech Manager/Father
  • Commissioner, San Jose Neighborhoods Commission
  • Past President, Murdock Neighborhood Association
  • Chair, San Jose Silicon Valley Infrastructure Committee
  • Commissioner, San Jose Small Business Development Commission
  • BA in Economics, UC Davis
  • MBA, UC Berkeley
  • Safer schools and neighborhoods/crime prevention
  • Jobs/Community Services
  • Fiscal Responsibility/
Bob Levy Click here for more information about this candidate 2142 votes 17.40%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Project Manager/ Senior Business Analyst
  • San Jose Parks Commission, Chair
  • San Jose Planning Commission, Former Chair
  • Santa Clara County Parks Commission, Former Chair
  • Santa Clara County General Plan Advisory Committee
  • Easterbrook Neighborhood Association, Founding President
  • Youth Science Institute Board of Directors
  • Safe Streets
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Vibrant Neighborhoods
Susan Marsland Click here for more information about this candidate 2096 votes 17.03%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Educator, Moreland School District
  • BA, Westminster Choir College
  • MPA, San Josť State University
  • Fmr. City of San Josť Arts Commissioner
  • Fmr. Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Married with four sons
  • 30-year resident of San Josť
  • Public safety and the root causes of crime
  • Economic opportunity
  • Community building
Art Zimmermann Click here for more information about this candidate 863 votes 7.01%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Small Business Owner
  • President Of AYSO Region 64
  • President Of Queensborough Swim Club
  • Founding Board Member of South Bay VIP
  • SCVAL Girls Golf Founder and Chairperson
  • Not a Career Politician but a Community Leader
  • Public Safety
  • City Services
  • Attract New Companies and New Jobs
Richard McCoy 677 votes 5.50%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Retired Electronics Engineer
Tim Gildersleeve 153 votes 1.24%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Paratransit Operator

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 5 questions on Experience, Budget, City concerns, Balancing interests, and Campaign financing.

Official Information


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Public Access Portal for Campaign Finance Information

Candidate Forums

  • Thursday, April 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    International Christian Center
    3275 Williams Rd, San Jose
    Sponsored by: Lynhaven Neighborhood Association
News and Analysis


San Jose District 1 race: lots of big names, money, political views (Mercury News, 5/24/2014)

San Jose City Council candidates separate themselves in money race before June primary (Mercury News, 5/23/2014)

Top San Jose City Council contenders materialize (Mercury News, 3/25/2014)
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