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Santa Clara County, CA June 2, 1998 Primary

Mayor; City of San Jose, Municipal Election

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ron Gonzales 55,699 votes 45.9%

  • Party: Democrat
  • Occupation: Education Program Manager at Hewlett Packard
  • Private Sector Experience: Ten years at Hewlett-Packard
  • Public Sector Qualifications: Santa Clara County Supervisor (1989-1996)
  • Founded The Role Model Program that teaches San Jose kids to keep away from drugs and gangs.
  • Education: local public schools, B.A. from U.C. Santa Cruz, Mayor's Leasdership program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Govenment
  • Great Schools
  • Strong Neighborhoods
  • Less Traffic
Patricia Dando 46,097 votes 37.9%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: City Councilmember/Educator
  • Phone: (408) 997-2975; Addr: 6785 Mt Pakron Dr, San Jose, CA 95120
Kathy Chavez Napoli 14,220 votes 11.7%
  • Occupation: Businesswoman/Teacher/Director
  • Affordable Housing - will increase the amount of Redevelopment funds used to build affordable housing for the people who work in San Jose.
  • Safe Neighborhoods - will increase funding to hire more police and fire fighters; and fund after school programs and homework centers for every community to keep our kids off the streets and out of gangs.
  • Televise all City Council, Redevelopment, and Planning meetings - and hold them in the evening so working people can attend.
Bill Chew 5,462 votes 4.5%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Multi-Media Producer
  • Addr: 453 Mayellen Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

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