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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 3 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 (43/43)

Runoff Election 11/04/14

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Raul Peralez Click here for more information about this candidate 2493 votes 27.74%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Police Officer/Teacher
  • B.A. Mathematics from San Josť State University
  • Alternative Education Substitute Teacher
  • Vice-Chair, Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission
  • BIg Brother, Big Brother Big Sister of the Bay Area
  • Life-long resident of San Josť
  • Raised in a working family
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Vitality
  • Restoring trust between community and leaders of San Josť
Don Gagliardi Click here for more information about this candidate 2179 votes 24.24%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Community Businessman
  • President, Northside Neighborhood Association
  • Boardmember, 13th St. NAC
  • Founder, Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Vice Chair, History San Jose
  • Boardmember, San Jose Downtown Foundation
  • Jobs and Fiscal Responsibility for a Stronger San Jose
  • Law Enforcement Resources for a Safer San Jose
  • Foster Strong Neighborhoods
Kathy Yamada Sutherland Click here for more information about this candidate 2008 votes 22.34%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Mother/Retired Manager
  • Former Chief of Staff to San Josť Councilmember Nancy Pyle
  • Elected to the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative Project Area Committee
  • Managed the West San Carlos Street Neighborhood Business Association
  • Small business owner and coordinator of special events in Downtown
  • Co-Chair of the 2003 Diridon/Arena Strategic Development Plan Committee
  • Founded Delmas Park Neighborhood Association in Downtown
  • Ensure San Josť is America's safest big city
  • Build a strong local economy
  • Support our neighborhood schools
George Kleidon 1061 votes 11.80%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Teacher/Youth Coach
Mauricio Mejia Click here for more information about this candidate 737 votes 8.20%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Business Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Board Member of the Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum
  • Board Member of the Police Athletic League
  • Founder / CEO of California Labor Force
  • Safe Streets
  • Strong Neighborhoods
  • Vibrant Downtown
John H. Hosmon Click here for more information about this candidate 510 votes 5.67%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: EMT/Union Treasurer
  • UC Santa Cruz - Economic
  • EMT and Field Training Officer
  • EMS Committee Liaison
  • Bargaining Team Member
  • Union Steward
  • Financial Chief - UEMSW 4911
  • Public Safety
  • Homelessness
  • Better Business Environment

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

  • Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Roosevelt Community Center
    901 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose
    Co-sponsors: League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara; CommUniverCity; Friends of Five Wounds Trail; Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood Action Coalition; Olinder; Roosevelt Park and McKinley/Bonita Neighborhood Associations
    Moderator: Damian Trujillo (NBC Bay Area)
News and Analysis


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

Six seek San Jose's downtown City Council seat (Mercury News - 4/27/2014)

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