With 58 percent of the ballots tallied Friday, Maya Esparza pulled ahead of incumbent Tam Nguyen in San Jose’s D7 council race.
In the race for San Jose’s only open council seat, D9, real estate broker Pam Foley pulled ahead of Kalen Gallagher by 945 votes.
Maya Esparza had nearly caught up to D7 incumbent Tam Nguyen by Wednesday, trailing him this afternoon by a margin of just 13 votes.
Garbage haulers, cemetery operators and public safety unions spent heavily to hit Susan Ellenberg with attack mailers, to little effect.
A mailer painting Rich Tran as a communist backfired by drawing fierce condemnation on whoever sent the offending literature.
A residential high-rise being proposed in downtown San Jose is vying for a few million bucks in city subsidies.
Robert Varich has drawn criticism from fellow candidates for his controversial views on, among other things, arming teachers with guns.
Since launching its climate action plan, San Jose has created its own clean energy system and won a $2.5 million Bloomberg grant.
The rematch between Tam Nguyen and Maya Esparza could pave the path for how the city tackles its most pressing issues in coming years.
The race for county supervisor pits a trustee of the South Bay’s largest school district against a councilman of Silicon Valley’s largest city.