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Santa Clara County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Mayor; City of San Jose Voter Information

4 Year Term.

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Results as of June 26 11:47am, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (507/507)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Chuck Reed Click here for more information about this candidate 36,401 votes 28.79%

  • Occupation: San Jose Councilmember
  • United States Air Force Academy, BS in International Affairs, Wing Commander (1970)
  • Princeton University, Master's degree in Public Affairs (1972); Stanford University (Law Degree) 1978
  • San Jose Planning Commissioner 1982-90/SCC Planning Commissioner 1994-00
  • Land Trust for Santa Clara County, Founding Bd. Mem., Secretary 1997-98
  • Santa Clara County Charter Review Committee, Chair 1997-98
  • Berryessa Education Foundation, Founder and President 1992-97
  • San Jose needs a strong leader who will bring honesty, fiscal responsibility, and openness to city government.
  • We have to make San Jose the best place in the world to start and grow a business so that we get back the jobs and revenues we lost during the bust.
  • We need to build housing that our children can afford to live in so our grandkids can grow up around us.
Cindy Chavez Click here for more information about this candidate 29,295 votes 23.17%
  • Occupation: Vice Mayor of San Jose, District 3 Councilmember
  • City Councilmember since 1998
  • BA, Political Science - San Jose State University
  • Recommended the Megan's Law Task Force in 2003; Re-activated the Task Force in 2005
  • Partnered with the school district to rebuild Horace Mann Elementary School
  • Fought for approval of the Children's Health Initiative, providing access to health insurance for an estimated 71,000 children in Santa Clara County
  • Vastly increased the supply of Affordable Housing
  • Safe, Healthy and Strong Neighborhoods
  • Collaborative Efforts to Enhance Public Education
  • Law-Enforcement to Protect all San Jose Families
David Pandori Click here for more information about this candidate 22,581 votes 17.86%
  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • Bachelors Degree SJSU, Environmental Studies
  • Masters Degree, U C Berkeley, Urban Planning
  • J.D., Hastings Law School
  • Council Member City of San Jose 1991-98
  • Stop sprawl, Do a major Review of the General Plan
  • Initiate a multi jurisdictional Task Force on Gang Prevention
  • Create in San Jose a legacy of Parks with a Park Endowment Fund
Dave Cortese Click here for more information about this candidate 20,691 votes 16.37%
  • Occupation: San Jose City Councilmember
  • President of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Past President of Santa Clara County Cities Assn.
  • Board member: VTA, Bay Area Economic Forum, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Jose Sports Authority
  • 20+ years of private sector experience in real estate development and management, agriculture and law
  • ESUHSD Board of Trustees, 1993-2000
  • Juris Doctorate in law with certifications in environmental law and mediation
  • Bachelor's degree/Political Science/UC Davis
  • Government Reform
  • Economic Development
  • Education
Michael Mulcahy Click here for more information about this candidate 13,580 votes 10.74%
  • Occupation: Businessperson
  • Former Executive Director/Current Board Member, Children's Musical Theater San Jose
  • Co-Chair, Greater Downtown Development Strategy Task Force
  • Board Member, San Jose Convention and Visitor's Bureau
  • Board Member, Team San Jose,
  • Board Member, American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley
  • BA Communication, University of Southern California
  • Lead an open and responsive city government
  • Grow our economy with targeted investments in emerging industries and technologies.
  • Lead the way to create partnerships for reform in our schools.
John Michael Candeias Click here for more information about this candidate 1,100 votes 0.87%
  • Occupation: Graduate Student
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Substitute Teacher for San Jose Unified School District
  • Part time worker for The Document Pros
  • Education
  • Crime prevention
  • Road fixing
Timothy K. Fitzgerald Click here for more information about this candidate 1,032 votes 0.82%
  • Occupation: Economic Consultant/Writer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Community College Instuctor
  • State Green Party Organizer
  • BAs: Economics/ History
  • MAs: Social Science/ U.S. History
  • Local Mental Health Public Official
  • Vision Statement and City Charter Review
  • Housing for Homeless and Working Poor
  • Commercial Base of Mixed Economy
Michael C. Macarelli 654 votes 0.52%
  • Occupation: Light-Rail Operator
Larry Flores 653 votes 0.52%
  • Occupation: Construction Foreman
Jose Aurelio Hernandez 441 votes 0.35%

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. All candidates have been invited to supply additional information to Smart Voter. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara in partnership with the San Jose Mercury News has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Growth, Mayor vs. Manager, Public Safety, and City Finances.

Official Information

City of San Jose, Municipal Election June 6:

Candidate Campaign Financial Disclosure:


LWV, San Jose Mercury News, NBC11 and Commonwealth Club
May 1

Northside Mayoral Candidate Forum

ABC7 Television Forum
May 30


San Jose Mayoral Election
Forum w/ Michael Krasny, KQED-FM, 55 min. 5/31/06


May 10, 6:30 to 9:00 pm:

Meet candidates for San Jose mayor, SCC district attorney and SCC District 4 supervisor; Willow Glen Baptist Church, 1292 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, 95125; Hosts: Willow Glen Neighborhood Assn:

May 13, 9:00 am to noon:

Neighbor and Coummunity Citywide Mayoral Debate; San Jose City Hall Council Chambers 200 East Santa Clara St., San Jose; Hosts: United Neighborhoods, League of Women Voters:

May 15, 7:00 to 9:00 pm:

Environmental Issues Mayoral Forum; United Way Building, 1922 The Alameda, Room 105 (One block south of 880/17. Access back parking lot off McKendrie); Hosts: Eco-Silicon Valley, Our City Forest, League of Conservation Voters, Greenbelt Alliance and Breathe California:

May 17, 7:00 to 9:00 pm:

Martin Luther King Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, Rm. 225; Host: EHC LifeBuilders:

May 21, 3:00 pm:

Parkside Hall 180 Park Ave, San Jose (Between Market and Almaden Blvd); Hose PACT-People Acting in Community Together:

May 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm:

Temple Emanu-El Social Hall, 1010 University Ave., San Jose; Hosts: College Park, Shasta-Hanchett, Rosegarden, Newhall and Cory Neighborhoods:

May 24, 6:00 to 8:00 pm:

Eastside Community Center, 2150 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, Hosts: San Jose Ethnic Media Outlets and Community Orgs.:

May 30, 1:00 to 2:00 pm:

Event was broadcasted on Comcast digital channel 194. Archive of this debate will be available later from ABC7.

June 3, 1:00 to 2:00 pm:

Sunnyvale Baylands Park, 999 E. Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale; Host: Council on American Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter:

June 3, 6:30 to 7:30pm:

Taped broadcast of May 30 debate will air on ABC7; KGO-TV/ABC7
News and Analysis

San Jose Mercury News Election Coverage
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