Endorsements, Quotes & Contact Info

Please note that all titles are listed for identification purposes only.

"Let me be the first to endorse Jim Canova for assembly, he is a man of

integrity, he has a heart for education, and has the experience to navigate the

waters in Sacramento. Finally an assembly member who knows education and the

difficulties we face."

Dan Bobay

Governing Board Member Milpitas Unified School District

& MetroEd Governing Board

"Jim Canova has demonstrated service, rather than self interest for many years. 

He's an ideal candidate for Assembly District 25 and will serve others to the very best of his ability."

Mark Richardson

Governing Board Member

Santa Clara Unified School District

Michele Ryan PhD


Governing Board Member

Santa Clara Unified School District

Vickie Fairchild

Governing Board Member

Santa Clara Unified School District

Kathy Watanabe

City Council Member & Former Vice Mayor

City of Santa Clara

"Jim has been a devoted and effective SCUSD board member. I know he will do a great job for Santa Clara and all of Assembly District 25. That is part of why I am supporting Jim for AD25."

Teresa O'Neill

City of Santa Clara Council Member & former Governing Board President & Member Santa Clara Unified, 

Board Chair Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 

Paul Perotti

Retired Superintendent, Santa Clara Unified School District

Linda Goytia, Trustee, Campbell Union High School District & Vice President,

MetroEd/SVCTE School Board

"During the twenty years I served as an administrator in the Santa Clara Unified

School District, Jim Canova was a trusted and respected member of the Board of


Above all, Jim recognized his role in supporting students, especially those with

special needs. Beyond that, however, Jim realized he was a policy maker who was,

in part, responsible for the well-being of more than fifteen hundred employees.

He never let the students or staff down."

Steve Stavis

Retired Superintendent, Santa Clara Unified School District

"I've known Jim Canova, both personally & professionally, for nearly 15 years.

He is a passionate supporter of quality public education with a strong ethical

compass. His thoughtful and insightful leadership on the Metropolitan Education

School District (MetroED) Governing Board has facilitated development of MetroED

into the best career technical education center in California serving high

school students from six Santa Clara County school districts.

Jim Canova has my full endorsement for the 25th Assembly District."

Paul Hay

Superintendent (retired), Metropolitan Education District, San Jose

Chair, Milpitas Planning Commission (1998-2003)

Katherine Tseng

President, Board of Trustees, Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District &

President MetroEd Governing Board

Dr. Stan Rose

Retired Superintendent, Santa Clara Unified School District

Bobbie Plough PhD

Retired Superintendent, Santa Clara Unified School District

Emily Adorable

Former Governing Board President & Member Santa Clara Unified School District

Ed Whitehead

Former Governing Board Member, Santa Clara Unified School District

Teresa Castellanos

Governing Board Member 

San Jose Unified School District

and Former President and current MetroEd Governing Board Member

Debi Davis

City Council Member

City of Santa Clara

Karl Watanabe

Board Member

West Valley - Mission

Community College District

"Jim Canova is a person who works to find common ground and builds consensus to get things done.”

Andrew Ratermann 

Please note that Andy Ratermann never endorses candidates - of course we are honored to have this quote from Andy.

Governing Board Member and Former President

Santa Clara Unified School Dist

Raj Chahal

City Council Member

City of Santa Clara

Cathy & Jim Van Pernis

Benjamin Hernandez, co-founder of Padres Unidos, and a longtime leader in Silicon Valley's Latino and Hispanic communities, confidently endorses Jim Canova for Assembly District 25. "Jim has the school board experience and the courage to expand the vocational and job training so necessary for the young people of our communities," Hernandez said.

"While students need to be prepared for both college and career, too often the career preparation aspect is overlooked," Hernandez added. "We can educate kids and also prepare them for financial opportunities. Jim's two decades of positive leadership as an advocate for job training will serve millions of California young people well during his coming service as our new assembly member in Sacramento."

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