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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
County Supervisor; Santa Clara County; Supervisorial District 5 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jul 3 3:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (190/190)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Joe Simitian 39,131 votes 58.27%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: State Senator
Kris Huyilan Wang Click here for more information about this candidate 15,367 votes 22.88%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Councilwoman
  • Mayor (2007, 2010) and Cupertino Councilwoman (2003-2011)
  • Former President of Santa Clara County Cities Association
  • Former Chair of Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation (5 years)
  • Member of U.S. Army's Northern California Advisory Board
  • Married w/ two sons; MBA and degree in statistics; 20+ years working in Silicon Valley high-tech
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  • Creating jobs by investing in sound, long-term projects and supporting job training
  • Fiscal discipline. As mayor, I turned a substantial budget deficit into a $4mil surplus and kept unemployment & biz vacancy rates well below state avg
  • Environment. Striking a balance between smart growth, open space preservation and environmental sustainability
Barry Chang Click here for more information about this candidate 12,654 votes 18.84%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Cupertino City Council Member
  • Founder and chairman of the board for Bay Area for Clean Environment, a non profit IRS 501.c.3 tax exempt, public charity grassroot organization
  • Former president and two terms member of Board of Trustee, Cupertino Union School District
  • Small business owner
  • Married to Sue for over 31 years
  • Raised three children through public schools
  • Master of Science degree in Civil Enginerring
  • Creating jobs and fiscal Responsibility
  • Protect our air, drinking water and environment
  • Fighting for our kids' education

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Experience, District Needs, and Budget.

Candidate Interviews produced by Midpeninsula Community Media Center

Santa Clara County Supervisor Candidates - District 5
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Candidate Forums

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    Saratoga Senior Center
    19655 Allendale AVE
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (Allendale off Fruitvale, across from Post Office)
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