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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 8 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jun 25 1:31pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (62/62)

Runoff Election 11/4/2008

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Rose Herrera Click here for more information about this candidate 3,313 votes 23.29%

  • Occupation: Businesswoman
  • Founder and former CEO of Cinnamon Software
  • Founder Involved Evergreen Community Group
  • Santa Clara University Graduate, B.S. and M.A.
  • 30-year Evergreen Resident
  • Air Force Veteran
  • Volunteer at Sunrise Retirement Community
  • Maintain fully-staffed and equipped police and fire departments with staff, training and equipment to ensure neighborhood safety
  • Reduce traffic congestion and relieve the Hwy 101/Capitol Expressway/Yerba Buena gridlock
  • Attract and retain good companies and quality jobs
Pat Waite Click here for more information about this candidate 2,954 votes 20.77%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Former Vice President of Finance, Seagate Technology
  • M.B.A., Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University, Highest Honors
  • B.S. Economics, Northern Illinois University, Magna cum laude
  • President, Archbishop Mitty High School Board of Regents
  • Chairman, Atkinson Advisory Board, Willamette University
  • 20+ years finance experience in Silicon Valley high tech companies
  • Fix the city budget by focusing government on things that matter to citizens.
  • Find solutions for District 8's traffic issues before allowing further development.
  • Use a quality of life filter to make decisions.
Craig Mann Click here for more information about this candidate 1,998 votes 14.05%
  • Occupation: Board Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Classroom Teacher
  • East Side Union High School District Board 1998 -2006
  • 20-year Silicon Valley High-Technology Manager
  • City Council Chief of Staff
  • Chair, San Jose Human Rights Commission 1995-1998
  • BSBA - Management, SJSU; MBA, University of Phoenix
  • Reducing traffic congestion
  • Enhancing public safety
  • Improving public education and neighborhood services
Minh Duong Click here for more information about this candidate 1,784 votes 12.54%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • San Jose Small Business Development Commissioner
  • San Jose Council Salary Setting Commissioner
  • Chairman, Education Committee District 8 Community Round Table
  • Board of Directors, Breathe California
  • Rotarian, San Jose Rotary Club
  • U.C. Berkeley, B.A. Economics (minors in Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Ensure Strong Local Economy
  • Job Creation and Managed Economic Growth
  • Evergreen Clean & Green - Preserve the Environment and Quality of Life in San Jose
Lan Nguyen 1,457 votes 10.24%
  • Occupation: East Side Union High School District Board Member
Sylvia Alvarez 1,437 votes 10.10%
  • Occupation: Member, Evergreen Board of Trustees
Van Le 1,003 votes 7.05%
  • Occupation: Business Woman
Galvin D. Jackson 276 votes 1.94%
  • Occupation: Realtor/Loan Officer

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