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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Council Member; City of Milpitas Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 20 3:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (31/31)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Althea Polanski 3,686 votes 21.4%

  • Occupation: Businesswoman/School Trustee
  • Executive Manager, Eshinui, Inc.
  • Milpitas Unified School District, Board of Trustees
  • Metropolitan Education District, Board of Trustees
  • Member, Milpitas Community Advisory Commission
  • Milpitas Foundation for Education, Founding Member/Treasurer
  • 1994 Milpitas Citizen of the Year
  • Quality of Life
  • Public Services - New Library / Senior Services
  • Educational Partnerships
Armando Gomez 3,533 votes 20.6%
  • Occupation: Policy Analyst
  • Library Advisory Commission
  • Board Member, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President, Robert Randall Parent Teacher Association
  • Children and Families First Commission, Community Working Group Member
  • Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor, Community Working Group Member
  • Bachelor of Science, Santa Clara University
  • Traffic Relief
  • Affordable Housing
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Paul Hay 3,520 votes 20.5%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Financial Management
  • Married, father of 3 children, 5 grandchildren
  • MBA Degree - Santa Clara University, BBA Degree - University of Oregon
  • Milpitas Planning Commission - 6 years, 4 terms Chairperson
  • Milpitas Communitiy Advisory Commission - 4 years, 2 terms Chairperson
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff's Advisory Board - 10 years
  • Veteran, U.S. Army; California National Guard
  • Public Safety - maintaining high quality police & fire services
  • Reducing traffic congestion & increasing "smart growth" public transportation options in Milpitas
  • Implementation of the Midtown Specific Plan-a framework for invigorating the oldest parts of our city, and developing a downtown unique to Milpitas
Deepka Lalwani 3,167 votes 18.4%
  • Occupation: Financial Analyst/Accountant
  • Vice Chair, Milpitas Planning Commission
  • Member, Milpitas Community Advisory Commission
  • Founder, Women for Political Empowerment
  • Past President, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce (two terms)
  • Founder and President (1994-96), Business and Professional Women
  • Milpitas Citizen of the Year, 1998
  • Deepka will work to ease Traffic Congestion on our Milpitas streets!
  • Deepka will promote Economic Development to fund our Municipal Tax Base!
  • Deepka will work to create Workforce Housing while protecting our Open Space!
Alex D. Galang 1,772 votes 10.3%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Dentist
William "Ed" Connor 1,510 votes 8.8%
  • Occupation: Retired Engineer
  • Penn Technical Institute
  • U. S. Army Signal Corps
  • The Technology and Society Committee
  • G. L. Martin Certificate in Airborne Telemetry
  • G. L. Martin Certificate in Missile Safety Systems
  • All-Fire Certificate in Fire Safety
  • Decrease Traffic Problems, New Transportation Technology
  • New Library, New Senior Center
  • Maintain Professional Police and Fire Services

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