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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 8

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Experience, Important Concerns, Balancing Interests

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? 1. What experience related to city government would you bring to the City Council?

Answer from Jimmy Nguyen:

I would use my experience as a attorney and mediator, service as a City of San Jose recreation leader at Solari Community Center, and my experience as a member of the San Jose/Evergreen College $500 million bond oversight committee member to serve the residents of district 8 and the City of San Jose.

? 2. What concerns are of particular importance to the city and how would you address them?

Answer from Jimmy Nguyen:

The City needs to resolve the pension issue that is causing so much strife for the City, it's employees, and residents. I would seek a middle ground to find a reasonable resolution that the stakeholders can accept and avoid more wasteful law suits.

? 3. How would you balance the needs of the city as a whole with groupsí interests?

Answer from Jimmy Nguyen:

I would talk to all interested parties to understand their goals and then I would try to work out an option wherein the parties would have a reasonable solution.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits for answers are 400 words for all questions. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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