I have served on the Governing Board of the Santa Clara Unified School District for 27 years and the MetroEd Governing Board for 17 years. I am dedicated to improving our Career Technical Education Centers, smart regional transportation infrastructures and rewarding the environmental leaders in our community! I have a track record of success! I am ready to go to Sacramento to work for you! I will be effective from day one! I look forward to your support on March 3rd, 2020!!!
Date & Time - Friday October 18th, 2019 6pm to 9pm
Location - The Home of Teresa O’Neill - City of Santa Clara Council Member & Board Chair Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Our Very Special Guest Speaker is Kansen Chu - California Assembly Member District #25 & Candidate for the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors District 3 in 2020
We also have additional Very Special Guest Speakers including Lisa Gillmor - Mayor of the City of Santa Clara
And closing comments will be made by Jim Canova - Candidate for Assembly District #25 in 2020
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Delicious Food will be provided by China Stix Restaurant followed with a custom logo Campaign Kickoff Cookie
All Guests will receive a custom logo Jim Canova State Assembly tee shirt to take home
Minimum contribution is $99
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I have represented the Santa Clara Unified School District on the MetroEd Governing Board for many years. These CTE programs change our Student's lives empowering them to not just survive but thrive in the Silicon Valley! As a California Assembly District 25 candidate 2020 I pledge to prioritize CTE funding throughout California. The Affordability Crisis in Silicon Valley also breaks Families apart. As a California Assembly District 25 candidate 2020 I also pledge to Preserve & Protect existing Affordable Housing neighborhoods & communities. Additionally we need to expand our Affordable Housing options throughout Silicon Valley. As a SCUSD Governing Board member I was a strong advocate for the implementation of one of the nation's first successful teacher housing projects [created by former SCUSD Superintendent Paul Perotti] which has been a model for the nation.
As a California Assembly District 25 candidate 2020 I pledge to do more to help support truly smart growth framed by transportation infrastructure capacity, thoughtful strategic regional planning & tax incentives for living closer to our jobs. The picture above is highway 237 which illustrates the need for truly smart regional growth strategies. SB50 started the conversation. However the path forward requires a hybrid approach combining a bottom up strategy with Sacramento establishing the template that brings all of the stakeholders needed for truly smart growth strategies to be developed & implemented [including reviewing & updating CEQA as needed]. Please read "Traffic Relief : It's about time" by Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group by clicking on the link below.
As a California Assembly District 25 candidate 2020 I pledge to recognize and reward the environmental leaders in our communities throughout AD25. The Joint Venture Silicon Valley initiative Climate Prosperity illustrates how climate change solutions begin at home and can be great for business too. Lets keep Silicon Valley a beautiful place to call home. With our close access to so many incredible outdoor activities we need to secure these beautiful open spaces not only for ourselves but also for the amazing natural world all around us here in the Silicon Valley. As a SCUSD Governing Board member I supported my fellow SCUSD Governing Board member Teresa O'Neill's efforts to establish our district's Organic Farm which now educates and feeds our Students and the community we serve. Environmental Responsibility and Economic Prosperity go hand in hand!
AD25 has so many beautiful places to ride! I have participated in numerous charity century rides & ride every chance I get. I'm a huge fan of the Tour of California & the Tour de France! As a California Assembly District 25 candidate 2020 I pledge to support the work of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition & Safe Routes to Schools!
My Wife [CSEA member], Daughter [works as a Teachers Aide], Son & myself enjoy a Wonderful Family Life with our many Pets [consider pet adoption below]. I am a Small Business Owner & former Teamster. I have served on the Santa Clara Unified School District & MetroEd Governing Boards for many years. I have a passion for Career Technical Education and how it profoundly changes the lives of our Students! Through my public service to the Santa Clara Unified School District as a Governing Board member I have been an advocate for Class Size Reduction [before it was mandated by Sacramento] and supported the creation of one of the nation's first successful teacher housing projects. I strongly supported establishing our innovative K-8 Don Callejon Campus at Rivermark along with significantly upgrading and improving the district's school facilities for the 21st Century by supporting Measures B, J, H 2010, H 2014, the Parcel Tax and Measure BB. Thanks to the support of Measure BB exciting new construction is moving forward throughout our district including our Laurelwood Elementary Campus. It was also my honor to travel to China with a SCUSD delegation in order to establish a Student Exchange program.
I am Very Proud of the 3 New Schools [Elementary, Middle & High School] that the Santa Clara Unified School District is building at the Agnews Property in North San Jose. I have worked tirelessly with local and state legislators including Assembly Member Kansen Chu and State Senator Bob Wieckowski whose stedfast support made it possible for the school district to purchase the Agnews property. This has been a 15 year process that is the result of many dedicated individuals. These 3 New Schools will accommodate the increased student growth in Trustee Area #1 where I live and serve on the Governing Board. I have fought for these New Schools every step of the way. I see things through. I work until the job is done!