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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
Council Member; City of Sunnyvale; Seat 3 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jan 15 5:15pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (54/54)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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James R. "Jim" Griffith Click here for more information about this candidate 11410 votes 64.77%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Engineer/Sunnyvale Councilmember
  • Sunnyvale Councilmember 2009-present, Current and Past Vice Mayor
  • Chair, Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Committee
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Cities Association of Santa Clara County
  • Graduate, Leadership Sunnyvale and Sunnyvale Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP)
  • Senior iOS Software Engineer for Apple, Inc.
  • B.A. in Mathematics Applied to Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley
  • Replace Sunnyvale's retiring City Manager
  • Increase public safety staffing to combat crime and increase neighborhood safety
  • Complete the Downtown
Tappan G. "Tap" Merrick Click here for more information about this candidate 6207 votes 35.23%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Investment Adviser Representative
  • MBA in Finance
  • Federal Reserve System - 10 years
  • Financial Consultant - 9 years
  • Taco Bell Manager - 4 years
  • Ameriprise Financial - 14 years
  • Woodbury Financial - 3 years
  • Controlling construction growth as stated in City's General Plan
  • Stopping the sale of highly used City properties
  • Beginning to restructure City finances to pay down pension liabilities faster.

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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 5 questions on Experience, City Management Selection Process, Pension Liabilities, Council Track Record, and Conflicts of Interest.

Video Resources

Candidate Forum on 10/15/13
Candidate Video Statements
Campaign Finance Data

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>>October 15, 7:00pm
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Sunnyvale City Council Chambers
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Newspaper Articles

Candidate questionnaire in The SUN, 10/18/2013 (pp 12-13, 15)
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