PLEASE NOTE: Titles used for identification purposes only and should not imply organizational endorsement.

Current and Former Elected Officials

  • Susan Hammer, Former Mayor of San José
  • Janet Gray Hayes, Former Mayor of San José
  • Blanca Alvarado, Former San José City Councilmember and Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Chuck Reed, Mayor of San José
  • Madison Nguyen, Vice Mayor of San José
  • Sam Liccardo, San José City Council
  • Rose Herrera, San José City Council
  • Pete Constant, San José City Council
  • Johnny Khamis, San José City Council
  • Dianne McKenna, Former County Supervisor
  • Judy Chirco, Former Vice Mayor of San José
  • Pat Dando, Former Vice Mayor of San José
  • Trixie Johnson, Former Vice Mayor of San José
  • Shirley Lewis, Former San José City Councilmember
  • Margie Matthews, Former San José City Councilmember
  • Don Gage, Mayor of Gilroy, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor & Santa Clara Valley Water District Director
  • Linda LeZotte, Director, Santa Clara Valley Water District & Former San José City Councilmember
  • Nai Hsueh, Board Chair, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Barbara Keegan, Director, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Frank Fiscalini, Former Vice Mayor of San José & East Side Union High School District Superintendent
  • Joe Coto, Former State Assemblyman & East Side Union High School District Superintendent
  • Delaine Eastin, Former State Assemblywoman & State Superintendent of Public Schools
  • Darcie Green, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Frank Biehl, President, East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees
  • Magdalena Carrasco, East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees
  • Andrea Flores-Shelton, Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees
  • Frank Chavez, Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees
  • Karen Martinez, Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees
  • Pam Foley, President, San José Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Rich Garcia, Vice President, San José Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Rudy Rodriguez, Franklin-McKinley School District Board of Trustees
  • Sylvia Alvarez, Evergreen School District Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lease, Vice President, San José-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Mayra Cruz, San José-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees (dual)
  • Chad Walsh, West Valley Mission Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Joan Barram, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Dorsey Moore, Director, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
  • Jordan Eldridge, Director, Rancho Rinconada Recreation and Park District
  • Robert Rivas, San Benito County Supervisor, District 3
  • Gary Rummelhoff, Former Board Member, Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Norman Kline, San José Planning Commissioner & Former Mayor of Saratoga
  • Chuck Page, Councilmember and Former Mayor of Saratoga
  • Barbara Spector, Mayor of Los Gatos
  • Jose Esteves, Mayor of Milpitas
  • Steve Tate, Mayor of Morgan Hill
  • Cat Tucker, Gilroy City Council
  • Jeff Cristina, Campbell City Council
  • Jeff Larsen, Los Altos Hills City Council
  • Carmen Montano, Milpitas City Council
  • Laura Macias, Former Mayor of Mountain View
  • Art Takahara, Former Mayor of Mountain View
  • Lorraine Barke, Former Mayor of Morgan Hill
  • John Varela, Former Mayor of Morgan Hill
  • David Casas, Former Mayor of Los Altos
  • Trish Dixon, Former Vice Mayor of Milpitas

Business Leaders

  • Aaron Resendez, Story Road Business Association
  • Charles J. Toeniskoetter, Board of Directors, Team San José
  • Frank Rocca, Rocca Landscaping
  • Henry Cord, Past President, San José Downtown Association
  • Jess Gutierrez, President, Willow Glen Business Association
  • Julio Baisa, Story Road Business Association
  • Ken Kelly, Neighborhood and Business Association leader
  • Larry Kuechler, CPA
  • Monica Amador, Board Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley
  • Pete Carrillo, Silicon Valley Advisors
  • Robert Kieve, President, Empire Broadcasting
  • Scott Knies, Executive Director, San José Downtown Association
  • Steve Tedesco, Former President & CEO, San José Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Vy Tran, Vice President, Varian Medical Devices Corp
  • Yoshihiro Uchida, Uchida Enterprises & Japanese-American Community Leader

Education Leaders

  • Adam Escoto, Former Principal, Horace Mann Elementary
  • Adriana Ayala, National Hispanic University
  • Autumn Young, San José Evergreen Community College District Foundation
  • Anne Fountain, Professor, San José State University
  • Cindy Avitia, Board President, Alpha Public Schools
  • David Herrera, Principal, Downtown College Prep Alum Rock
  • David Neighbors, National Hispanic University Foundation Board
  • Debra Watkins, Founder, President & Executive Director, California Alliance of African American Educators
  • Don Weden, Housing Action Coalition
  • Donald Young, San José Evergreen Community College District Foundation
  • Elias Chamorro, Retired Teacher & Administrator, East Side Union High School District
  • Elizabeth Gonzales, High School Teacher
  • Francisco Jimenez, Professor, Santa Clara University
  • Dr. George Castro, President, Ernesto Gallarza Institute
  • Jennie Meehan, San José Evergreen Community College District Foundation
  • Mai Le Ho Del Buono, Educator
  • Richard Friberg, Retired Superintendent, Metropolitan Education District
  • Rita Torres, President, San José High Academy PTSA
  • Steven Kinsella, Superintendent/President, Gavilan Joint Community College District

Environmental Leaders

  • Christopher Lepe, Community Planner
  • Dan Kenney, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Citizens’ Advisory Committee
  • Kerri Hamilton, Citizens for Environmental and Economic Justice
  • Larry Ames, San José Neighborhood Commission & Trails Advocate
  • Melissa Hippard, Program Director, Greenbelt Alliance
  • Michele Beasely, Senior Field Representative, Greenbelt Alliance
  • Michelle Yesney, Board Member, Greenbelt Alliance
  • Rhonda Berry, President & CEO, Our City Forest

Arts Leaders

  • Bassam Kassab, Executive Director, Zarco Films
  • Brendan Rawson, Executive Director, San José Jazz
  • Chris Esparza, San José Arts Commission & Downtown Business Owner
  • Connie Martinez, Founder, FirstACT: Silicon Valley & Executive Director, Arts Council Silicon Valley
  • Jessica Zenk, San José Arts Commission
  • Michael Miller, Executive Director, Childrens’ Musical Theater San José
  • Mike Warner, Board Chair, San José Jazz
  • Nicholas Adams, San José Arts Commission
  • Peter Allen, San José Arts Commission
  • Rick Holden, Chair, San José Arts Commission & Naglee Park resident
  • Walter Soellner, San José Arts Commission

Public Safety & Veteran Leaders

  • Carm Grande, Former President, San José Police Officers Association
  • Darrell Cortez, Executive Director, Shop with a Cop Foundation – Silicon Valley
  • Gabriel Escobedo, Special Agent (Ret.), California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
  • George Kennedy, Former Santa Clara County District Attorney
  • Maj. Joseph LaJeunesse, U.S. Army Reserve, Former District 2 Candidate and Santa Clara County Deputy Sherriff
  • Omar Teutle, VP of Public Relations, Veterans Student Organization, San José State University
  • Pete Pomerleau, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 52
  • Lieutenant Colonel R. William Highlander, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Community Leaders

  • Alice & Norma Zavala
  • Annalisa Lancaster
  • Angie Briones
  • Antonina Ettare
  • Bea Mendez, Latino Victory Club
  • Ben Soriano, Owner, South First Billiards
  • Blanca Ramirez
  • Bud LoMonaco
  • Carl Cookson, San Jose Committee for Good Government
  • Carl & Marianne Salas
  • Darlene Tenes, Founder, CasaQ
  • Deborah Wade
  • Debra Cauble, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Ed Voss
  • Eduardo Cerna
  • Eleanor Villareal, Santa Clara County First 5 Commissioner
  • Evangeline Saavedra
  • Fernando Zazueta, Founding Chair, Mexican Heritage Corporation
  • Frank Carbajal, CEO and Founder, EsTiempo
  • Fred & Laura Buzo
  • Gary Serda
  • Gina Gates
  • Glenn Miyashiro
  • Herman Gallegos, Co-Founder, National Council of La Raza & Former President, National Community Service Organization
  • Hilda Ramirez
  • Jack Sardegna, St. James Park Neigborhood Association
  • Jack Wimberly, Chair, San José Rotary Development Committee
  • Jack Ybarra & Grace Kubota Ybarra
  • Janikke Klem, Director of Alumni Engagement, San Jose State University
  • Jerry Hiura, Japantown Community Leader
  • Joe Kapp, Hall of Fame Football Quarterback and Coach
  • JoAnn Tanori
  • Jose Palma
  • Jose Posadas, San José District 3 Community Leader
  • Ken Podgorsek, United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County, City of San José Sunshine Reform Task Force
  • Kim Vu
  • Kymberli Brady, President, San José Downtown Residents Association
  • Larry & Diane Tovey
  • Les White, Former City Manager of San José
  • Lisset Nevarez
  • Mai Le & Barry Del Buono
  • Mandy Llamas, Social Worker
  • Maria Michel
  • Marni Kamzan
  • Matt Bell, Chair, San José Rotary Foundation
  • Margaret Akdeniz, Akdeniz Law Group
  • Marty & Lou Castro
  • Marvin & Huascar Castro
  • Mary Pacifico Curtis
  • Michael & Kara Gross
  • Ngoc Nguyen
  • Olivia Camarillo
  • Omar Torres, Executive Director, Santa Maria Urban Ministry
  • Phil Reynolds, Jr., Planning Commissioner, City of Campbell
  • Rafael Gameros Reyes
  • Raul Aldana
  • Raul Colunga, Co-Founder, La Raza Roundtable
  • Ray Castañeda, Sabor del Valle
  • Rebecca Gallardo
  • Reynaldo & Linda Gil
  • Ricardo Reyes
  • Richard Zappelli, Willow Glen Neighborhood Leader
  • Rita Norton
  • Robert Benich, Morgan Hill Planning Commissioner
  • Robert Escobar, Owner, BE Funny Productions
  • Robert Nishime
  • Rodger Cryer, Ph.D., Democratic Club at the Villages
  • Ron & Penny Blake
  • Ron P. Muriera, San José Arts Commission & Filipino Community Leader
  • Ronald Kanemoto, Ecopia Farms
  • Rose Amador, Producer/Host, Native Voice TV
  • Roy & P.J. Hirabayashi, San José Taiko & Japantown Community Congress
  • Ruben Garcia
  • Rudy & Lily Tenes, St. John Vianney Community Leaders
  • Sandra Sepulveda, Attorney
  • Sarabelle Hitchner
  • Terry Lopez
  • Thang Do, Downtown Business Owner & Architect
  • Thong Le, Community Outreach, Santa Clara County First 5
  • Thorisa Yap
  • Tim Quigley, Azores TV
  • Tina Morrill, Community Activist, Vendome Neighborhood Association
  • Tom Snell
  • Val DeLeon, Pueblo de San José Kiwanis
  • Vicente V. Perez, Most Holy Trinity Community

Nonprofit Leaders

  • Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, Associate Director, Somos Mayfair
  • Darrell Evora, President & Chief Operating Officers, EMQ Families First
  • Dennis Haggerty, Youth Connections Foundation Board Member
  • Diane Parnes, Former Executive Director, Sobrato Family Foundation
  • Don Gagliardi, President, Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Georgiana Flaherty, San José Public Library Foundation
  • Dr. Gloria Hom, Board of Directors, Chinese Historical and Cultural Project
  • Helen Chapman, San José Parks Foundation
  • Ivonne Montes de Oca, Board Member, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Jaime Alvarado, Executive Director, Somos Mayfair
  • Khanh Bui, Board Member, Gardner Family Heath Network
  • Matt Huerta, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley
  • Mike Fox, Jr., CEO, Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley
  • MyLinh Pham, CEO, Asian American Center of Santa Clara County
  • Patricia Chiapellone, Executive Director, Alum Rock Counseling Center
  • Patricia Uro-May, Board Member, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Paul Miller, Executive Director, Kidango
  • Peter Hero, Former President, Community Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Raul Lozano, Executive Director, Valle Verde
  • Richard Ajluni, Director of Major Gifts, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
  • Robert Parra, Board Member, San José Pride
  • Sparky Harlan, Executive Director, Bill Wilson Center
  • Steve Guerrero, Board Chair, Alum Rock Counseling Center
  • Wanda Alexander, CEO, ACT for Mental Health

Organizations

  • San José Mercury News
  • Metro Silicon Valley
  • San José Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce ChamberPAC
  • San José Committee for Good Government
  • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
  • La Raza Roundtable de California
  • Latino Victory Club (Chartered by the Santa Clara County Democratic Party)
  • Veterans Student Organization, San José State University
  • Gilroy Business Political Action Committee (GilPAC)