San José Mayor Chuck Reed endorses Teresa Alvarado for County Supervisor

San José Mayor Chuck Reed endorses Teresa Alvarado to succeed disgraced Supervisor Shirakawa saying, “Teresa is the reformer Santa Clara County government desperately needs.”

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has announced his support for Teresa Alvarado to replace George Shirakawa, Jr., in the Special Election to be held June 4th. “Teresa’s experience as a fiscal audit manager at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will help her restore accountability to county government,” said Mayor Reed. “Her reform agenda will greatly advance transparency at the county. Her broad base of support and deep roots in the community make her the best candidate to restore trust and effectively serve the residents of District 2 and the county.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Mayor Reed,” said Alvarado. “He has dedicated himself to finding solutions to local government’s financial woes by modeling fiscal responsibility and championing economic development in San Jose.”

Mayor Reed represented District 4 (Berryessa) on the San José City Council for two terms beginning in 2000, and in 2006, he was elected the 64th Mayor of America’s tenth largest city. Reed won his first mayoral election over then-Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez. Alvarado is running against Chavez to replace Shirakawa, who resigned March 1st after being charged with forging campaign finance documents and misusing public funds.

Reed was easily re-elected Mayor of San José in 2010. Santa Clara County’s 2nd Supervisorial District lies almost entirely within San José.