San José Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen Endorses Teresa Alvarado for County Supervisor

Major endorsement adds to Alvarado’s diverse coalition

SAN JOSE — San José Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen has endorsed Teresa Alvarado in the June 4th special election to fill the vacant District 2 seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

“Santa Clara County has a legacy of inspirational reform minded female leaders, and Teresa represents the next generation of that legacy,” said Nguyen. “Her lifetime of leadership in San José’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors gives her a unique perspective that will help to change the tone of county government and make it more responsive to the people it serves. I believe Teresa will be the honest, ethical, and dedicated supervisor our district desperately needs.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Vice Mayor Nguyen,” said Alvarado. “I look forward to working with her to reach out to the residents of District 2 and repair the damage that has been done by our former Supervisor. Together, I believe we will unite our diverse community and move forward into an era of inclusion and transparency.”

Vice Mayor Nguyen was elected to the San José City Council in September 2005, becoming the first Vietnamese American elected to the council in America’s tenth largest city. She represents District 7, a culturally diverse area in central San José that falls entirely within the boundaries of Santa Clara County’s 2nd Supervisorial District.

Nguyen won a special election to replace Councilmember Terry Gregory, who was forced to resign after being charged with ethics violations. Similarly, Alvarado is running to replace former Supervisor George Shirakawa, Jr., who resigned March 1st after being charged with forging campaign finance documents and misusing public funds.

Nguyen was named Vice Mayor of San José in 2011 and has announced her intent to run for Mayor in 2014.

A complete list of Teresa Alvarado’s endorsements can be found on her website at