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

President

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

Trustees.

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 

Governing Board Member

Santa Clara Unified School Board 

Executive Board Member 

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

Boy Scouts of America

Past President 2015-2016

Speaker Coordinator

The Rotary Club of Santa Clara

Past President 2018-2019

The Santa Clara Rotary Foundation 

[note Andy provides quotes only]


Raj Chahal

City Council Member

City of Santa Clara


Cathy & Jim Van Pernis



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