Voters have their pick of eight candidates in today’s special election to fill San Jose’s District 4 City Council seat.
Hoping to bolster returns in San Jose’s District 4 council race, election officials have expanded hours and ballot drop-off sites.
All candidates vying for San Jose’s District 4 council seat will have a chance to speak at a forum next Monday. Organizers originally planned to limit the panel to the top five fundraisers but opened it up to all active candidates after some pushback.
Vietnamese media exec Manh Nguyen held on to his fundraising lead in San Jose’s special election for the District 4 council seat. But Bob Dhillon, a retired realtor, has also tallied impressive numbers with just a week until absentee ballots can be cast.
Ten names will grace the ballot for San Jose’s special election in April, but only nine plan to actively campaign for the District 4 City Council seat.
San Jose will consider creating its own immigration office to support residents who may qualify for deportation relief under President Obama’s newly expanded immigration policy.
The race to succeed former San Jose Councilman Kansen Chu—and by extension his interim replacement, appointed council member Margie Matthews—begins in earnest at noon today.
Almost all people at City Hall can talk about Friday is “The Interview,” but it has nothing to do with catty Sony execs, sensitive North Korean dictators or a movie that looks terrible on its face.
Without question Matthews is a brilliant choice to be an interim councilmember. She is smart, experienced and understands San Jose. Adding to her credentials, she has previously served as the District 4 council member.
The City Council is divided on how to make an interim appointment to fill the seat vacated by Kansen Chu, who was elected to the state Assembly.