Voters in Santa Clara County’s District 2 will choose a new County Supervisor in a special election scheduled for June 4th. Stretching east-west from Route 17/880 to the east foothills, and north-south from just past Hedding Street to the Capitol Expressway/Route 101 area, District 2’s center is the heart of San Jose. It also happens to be the county’s poorest district, with a median annual income of $58,000.
Fortunately, voters in that district have an excellent choice: the Santa Clara County Democratic Party has endorsed former city councilmember and vice mayor Cindy Chavez. Chavez, currently CEO of Working Partnerships USA, has long been an energetic and creative advocate for working families in San Jose. Among the many progressive causes she has championed are the Children’s Health Initiative, ensuring health care coverage for all kids in Santa Clara County; raising San Jose’s minimum wage; and bringing in local jobs by extending BART and developing partnerships to improve local neighborhoods. She has also led efforts to improve government accountability and transparency. Her experience and dedication has brought endorsements from a number of local Democratic clubs, including the Santa Clara County Democratic Club and DAWN. “Cindy’s ethics, character, and dedication to public service earned her DAWN’s sole endorsement,” says DAWN president Carla Collins. “We know we can count on her because of her track record.”
As in most special elections, turnout is expected to be low, which means your vote is even more valuable. Call 408-445-9500 to volunteer for Cindy's campaign. For more information about the special election, including where to vote, call the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at (408) 299- VOTE, or click here.
Election Date: June 4
Mail ballots sent out: May 7
Last day to register: May 20
Last day to request mail ballot: May 28
Runoff election (if necessary): July 30