Endorsements

I’m honored and humbled to have the support of teachers, parents, students, nurses, principals, nonprofit executives, and community leaders across San José Unified and Silicon Valley.

Current & Former Educators

Janice Allen, Past President, San José Teachers Association, and Retired Teacher, Willow Glen Elementary
Daniel Allen, Adjunct Professor, Evergreen Community College
Guadalupe Basulto, Teacher, Washington Elementary
Ann Braunstein, Former San José Unified Teacher of the Year, Booksin Elementary
Daphne Cagle, Retired Teacher, Sacramento Unified
Margaret "Peggy" Cherry, Retired Teacher
Toni Cook, Retired Teacher & Rose Garden Resident
Millie Crosby, Teacher, Burnett Middle School
Kathy Ereno, Retired Teacher and Substitute, San José Unified
Tina Gallo, Former Teacher, Hacienda Elementary
Kent Greathouse, Teacher, Sylvan Learning Center
Marisa Hanson, Immediate Past President, East Side Teachers Association
Taunya Jaco, Teacher, Hoover Middle School
Ken Kelly, Community Volunteer & Retired Educator
David Koppel, High School Drama Director, Fremont Unified
Marla Lenz, Retired Teacher and SJSU Lurie College of Education Alumni Board
Mandy Llamas, Retired Social Worker
Brett Miles, Arts Teacher, Castillero Middle School
Joyce Millner, Retired Educator
Barbara Nakasone, Ed.D., Retired Educator
Louise Polizzotto, Retired Teacher
Carol Robledo, Retired Teacher, San José Unified
Arleen Runels, Retired Teacher, Willow Glen Elementary
John Shannon, Retired San José Unified Administrator
Gil Solano, Retired Teacher & Trustee Area 2 Resident
Patricia Twyman, Retired Educator
Roxanne Wise, Retired Teacher, Willow Glen Elementary

Current & Former Elected Officials

Rich Garcia, Former San José Unified School District Trustee, Area 2
Anna Song, Vice President, Santa Clara County Board of Education
Frank Biehl, East Side Union High School District Trustee
Thelma Boac, Berryessa Union School District Trustee
Stacey Brown, Campbell Union High School District Trustee
Rich Gordon, Former State Assemblymember
Jim Griffith, Councilmember and Former Mayor of Sunnyvale
J. Manuel Herrera, Board President, East Side Union High School District
Wendy Ho, San José Evergreen Community College District Trustee
Hugo Jimenez, Berryessa Union School District Board President
Jeffrey Lease, San José Evergreen Community College District Trustee
Fiona Ma, Vice Chair, California Board of Equalization
Tom McEnery, Former Mayor of San José & Trustee Area 2 Resident
Margie Mitchell, Former Campbell Union High School District Trustee
Reid Myers, Sunnyvale School District Trustee and Immediate Past President, Santa Clara County School Boards Association
Manh Nguyen, Former San José City Councilmember
Tina Orsi-Hartigan, Former Los Gatos Union School District Trustee
Paul Resnikoff, Mayor of Campbell
Julie Reynolds-Grabbe, Moreland School District Trustee
Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor

Parents

Elisa Marina Alvarado
Teresa Alvarado & Jess Moreles
The Berenjfoorosh Family
Robert & Ann Braunstein
Chandra Brooks-Lopez
Gea Carr
Justin & Alecia Carvalho
Sandra Escobar
Norm & Allison Kline
Ron P. Muriera & Gina Padilla
Carol Paul
Sue Pavlik, SJUSD Community Advisory Committee for Special Education
Esther Peralez-Dieckmann
Emiliano & Yvonne Ramos
Carlos Velazquez & Alca Usan
Judi & Gil Zamora
Fernando & Cecily Zazueta

Community Leaders

Larry & Rebecca Arias
Shiloh Ballard
Shirley Barry
Josh Becker
Lynne Brown
Ralph Campbell
Dr. Peter Chiu
Scott Cleland
Dennis Daly
Deborah “Debbie” Davis
David & Michele Dearborn
Aimee Escobar
Narada Fernando
Michael Finn
Stefan Frazier
Rodrigo García
Emilie G. Gatfield
Cayce Hill & Joseph Zullo
Felisa Ihly
Gary Lenz
Sylvia Kennedy
Cassie Kifer
Shane Kitagawa
Amanda Lynn
Michelle & Patrick Lewis
John Marsland
Michael Martin & Cheri Fulk
Clara McElmurry
Priscilla Merek
Jenna Minyen & James Rukstalis
Ellie Molloy
Dorsey Moore
Marie & Dick Munley
Esther & Roy Murotsune
Margaret Newbold & Frank Cucuzza
Brian O’Halloran
Robert Parra
Angelica Ramos-Allen
Emily Ann Ramos
Christine Reich
Iben Rodriguez
Derrick Seaver
Freya Seeburger
Rory Sidovar
Kathleen Small
Walter Soellner
Mary Jane Solis
Jason Spitzer
Hazel Stange
Stephanie Taylor
Martha Toschi
Kirk Vartan & Marguerite Lee

Organizations

Santa Clara County Democratic Party
Silicon Valley Young Democrats
Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC)


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