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United States Officials

Former Secretary Norman Mineta, US Department of Transportation/US Department of Commerce

Rep Ro Khanna, US House of Representatives, 17th District

Rep Jimmy Panetta, US House of Representatives, 20th District

Former Rep John Burton, US House of Representatives, 5th District

Former Rep Mike Honda, US House of Representatives, 17th District

 

California State Officials

Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin

Senator Bill Dodd, California State Senate District 3

Senator Bob Wieckowski, California State Senate District 10

Senator Scott Wiener, California State Senate District 11

Assemblymember Kansen Chu, California State Assembly District 25

Assemblymember Ash Kalra, California State Assembly District 27

Assemblymember Bill Quirk, California State Assembly District 20

Former Assemblymember Dominic Cortese, California State Assembly

Former Assemblymember Johan Klehs, California State Assembly

 

Santa Clara County Officials

Sheriff Laurie Smith, Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff

Retired Judge Susan Bernardini, Santa Clara County Superior Court

Former Battalion Chief Hal Chase, Santa Clara County Fire Department

Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Former Supervisor Don Gage, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Former Supervisor Sig Sanchez, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Former Supervisor Rod Diridon, Sr., Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

 

Other Local County Officials

Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor John Gioia, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Damon Connolly, Marin County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza, Napa County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Jim Spering, Solano County Board of Supervisors

 

City Officials in Senate District 15

Mayor Rich Waterman, City of Campbell
Councilmember Darcy Paul, City Of Cupertino

Councilmember Rod Sinks, City Of Cupertino

Former Mayor Michael Chang, City of Cupertino

Former Mayor Patrick Kwok, City Of Cupertino

Former Mayor Kris Wang, City Of Cupertino

Former Mayor Gilbert Wong, City of Cupertino

Former Councilmember Savita Vaidhyanathan, City Of Cupertino
Vice Mayor Marico Sayoc, Town of Los Gatos
Councilmember Javed Ellahie, City of Monte Sereno

Vice Mayor Chappie Jones, City Of San Jose

Former Mayor Ron Gonzales, City of San Jose

Former Vice Mayor Frank Fiscalini, City of San Jose

Councilmember Sylvia Arenas, City Of San Jose

Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, City Of San Jose

Councilmember Maya Esparza, City Of San Jose

Councilmember Sergio Jimenez, City Of San Jose

Councilmember Raul Peralez, City Of San Jose

Former Councilmember Nancy Pyle, City Of San Jose

Former Councilmember Don Rocha, City of San Jose

Former Chief Rob Davis, San Jose Police Department

Former Chief Tom Wheatley, San Jose Police Department

Councilmember Yan Zhao, City Of Saratoga

 

Other Local City Officials

Mayor Jesse Arreguin, City of Berkeley

Vice Mayor Julie Pierce, City of Clayton

Councilmember Teresa Keng, City of Fremont

Vice Mayor Raj Salwan, City of Fremont

Councilmember. Carmen Montano, City Of Milpitas

Councilmember Bob Nunez, City Of Milpitas

Councilmember Anthony Phan, City Of Milpitas

Mayor Rich Constantine, City Of Morgan Hill

Vice Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga, City of Mountain View

Councilmember Ellen Kamei, City of Mountain View

Councilmember Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto City Council

Former Councilmember Greg Scharff, Palo Alto City Council

Former Police Chief Pat Dwyer, City of Palo Alto

Mayor Amy Worth, City of Orinda

Former Councilmember Kevin Moore, City of Santa Clara

Mayor Lisa Gillmor, City of Santa Clara

Councilmember Kathy Watanabe, City of Santa Clara

Councilmember Mason Fong, City of Sunnyvale

Councilmember Glenn Hendricks, City of Sunnyvale

Councilmember Russ Melton, City of Sunnyvale

Councilmember Nancy Smith, City of Sunnyvale

Former Vice Mayor Jim Griffith, City of Sunnyvale

Former Mayor John Howe, City of Sunnyvale

Former Mayor Otto Lee, City of Sunnyvale

 

School Board Members

Andres Quintero, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Former Trustee Tony Alexander, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Former Trustee Gustavo Gonzalez, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Trustee Thelma Boac, Berryessa Union School District

Trustee David Cohen, Berryessa Union School District

Trustee Jarod Middleton, Cambrian School District

Trustee Chris Miller, Campbell Union High School District

Former Trustee Anjali Kausar, Cupertino Union School District

Trustee Lorena Chavez, East Side Union High School District

Trustee Pattie Cortese, East Side Union High School District

Trustee Manuel Herrera, East Side Union High School District

Trustee Van Le, East Side Union High School District

Trustee Lan Nguyen, East Side Union High School District

Trustee Chris Corpus, Evergreen Elementary School District

Trustee Marisa Hanson, Evergreen Elementary School District

Trustee Leila Welch, Evergreen Elementary School District

Trustee Gilbert Wong, Foothill/DeAnza Community College District

Trustee Naomi Matusmoto, Fremont Union High School District

Trustee Cynthia Chang, Los Gatos/Saratoga High School District

Trustee Katherine Tseng, Los Gatos/Saratoga High School District

Trustee Michael Tsai, Milpitas Unified School District

Trustee Frank Biehl, Mount Pleasant Elementary School District

Trustee Brian LoBue, Oak Grove School District

Trustee Teresa Castellanos, San Jose Unified School District

Trustee Brian Wheatley, San Jose Unified School District

Trustee Maria Fuentes, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

Trustee Craig Mann, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

Trustee Vickie Fairchild, Santa Clara Unified School District

Trustee Albert Gonzalez, Santa Clara Unified School District

Trustee Michael Chang, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Trustee Rosemary Kamei, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Trustee Claudia Rossi, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Trustee Reid Myers, Sunnyvale School District

Trustee Peter Ortiz, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Trustee Anne Kepner, West Valley/Mission Community College District

Trustee Randi Kinman, West Valley/Mission Community College District

Student Trustee Kian Lechner, West Valley/Mission Community College District

Regional Community Leaders

Dolores Huerta, Cofounder, United Farm Workers

Rita Medina, Sister of Cesar Chavez

Local Community Leaders (Partial List)

Sanjeev Acharya, CEO, SiliconSage Builders

Robert Aguirre, Community Advocate for Houseless People

Tamara Alvarado, Founder, School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza

Rose Amador, Native Voice TV

Larry Ames, Friends of the Willow Glen Trestle

Edesa Bitbidal, Community Activist

Steve and Gloria Bosma, Retired Teachers

Chandra Brooks, Entreprenuer and Author

Cole Cameron, Cambrian Community Council

Elias Chamorro, Former ESUHSD Principal

Helen Chapman, Community Activist

Muhammed Chaudhry, former CEO, Silicon Education Foundation

Christine Clifford, Jail Reform Advocate

Harvey Darnell, Neighborhood Activist

Robert Emami, CEO, ROEM Development

Blanca Espinosa, Teacher

Mike Fox Sr., Founder, ME Fox

Sparky Harlan, Advocate for Children and Youth

Mike Hennessy, Hot San Jose Nights

Anjali Kausar, CEO, Cupertino Chamber of Commerce

Nick Leon, Retired Teacher

Don McKell, Retired Teacher

Dan Moser, Former Superintendent, East Side Union High School District

Hilbert Morales, El Observador, Publisher

Jeff Moore, President, San Jose Silicon Valley NAACP

General Binh Khac Nguyen, retired Vietnamese Armed Forces

Stan Rose, Former Superintendent, Santa Clara Unified School District

Aaron Resendez, Story Road Business Association

Jim Spence, Association of Retired S.J. Police & Fire Fighters

Emy Thurber, Democratic Activist

Walter Wilson, Minority Business Consortium

Organizations

South Bay Labor Council

LiUNA Local 270

Teamsters Joint Council 7

Teamsters Local 287

Teamsters Local 350

Teamsters Local 665

Teamsters Local 853

Teamsters Local 856

Registered Nurses Professional Association

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians

California Professional Firefighters Association

Cal Fire Local 2881

Santa Clara County Firefighters

San Jose Firefighters

California Association of Highway Patrolmen

Fraternal Order of Police

Retired Public Employees Association

East Side Teachers Association

Silicon Valley Democratic Club

Villages Democratic Club

California League of Conservation Voters