Endorsements

Measure E is supported by a broad coalition of community organizations, elected officials, and civic leaders.

It's been endorsed by candidates in every San Jose City Council race, Bishop Patrick McGrath, the Minority Business Consortium, and philanthropist Tom Steyer.

Elected Officials

  • Mike Honda, Congressmember
  • Jim Beall, State Senator
  • Bob Wieckowski, State Senator
  • Bill Monning, State Senator
  • Luis Alejo, Assemblymember
  • Nora Campos, Assemblymember
  • Mark Stone, Assemblymember
  • Anna Caballero, Former Assemblymember
  • Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Sylvia Arenas, Evergreen School District Trustee and Candidate for San Jose City Council
  • Karina Cervantez Alejo, Watsonville Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Ash Kalra, San Jose City Council Member
  • Donald Rocha, San Jose City Council Member
  • Raul Peralez, San Jose City Council Member
  • Richard Waterman, Former Mayor of the City of Campbell
  • Rod Sinks, City of Cupertino Council Member
  • Teresa O’Neill, City of Santa Clara Vice Mayor
  • Kathy Watanabe, City of Santa Clara Council Member
  • Debi Davis, City of Santa Clara Council Member
  • John McLemore, Former City of Santa Clara Council Member
  • Patricia Mahan, Former City of Santa Clara Mayor and Council Member
  • Margaret Abe-Koga, Former Mayor and Council Member of City of Mountain View
  • Jim Davis, City of Sunnyvale Council Member
  • Tara Martin Milius, City of Sunnyvale Council Member
  • Carmen Montano, City of Milpitas Vice Mayor
  • John L. Varela, Director Santa Clara Valley Water District 1 and 2016 Vice Chair
  • Barbara Keegan, Director – Santa Clara Valley Water District 2 and 2016 Board Chair
  • Richard P. Santos, Director - Santa Clara Valley Water District 3
  • Albert Gonzalez, Santa Clara Unified School District Board President
  • Noelani Sallings, Santa Clara Unified School District Trustee
  • Wendy Ho, San Jose Evergreen Community College District Trustee
  • Karen Martinez, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees Member
  • Robert Nuñez, Milpitas Unified School District Vice President of the Governing Board
  • Gunawan Ali-Santosa, Milpitas Unified School District President of the Governing Board
  • Mayra Cruz, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Trustee
  • Lan Nguyen, East Side High School District Board President
  • Patrick Kwok, Director - Cupertino Sanitation District
  • Teresa Castellanos, San Jose Unified School District Trustee

Organizations

  • Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice
  • Minority Business Consortium
  • Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – San Jose/Silicon Valley Chapter
  • National Women’s Political Caucus Silicon Valley
  • AFSCME 101
  • California Nurses Association
  • California Alliance for Retired Americans, Santa Clara County Action Team
  • Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations – California
  • DAWN (Democratic Activists for Women Now)
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
  • Deanery Six, Diocese of San Jose
  • Federation of Retired Union Members
  • IFPTE Local 21
  • Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley
  • Latinos United for a New America (LUNA)
  • The League of Latin American Citizens - California (CA LULAC)
  • PACT: People Acting in Community Together
  • Patriotic Millionaires
  • Sacred Heart Community Service
  • SEIU 521
  • SEIU 521 Retirees Santa Clara County Caucus
  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers
  • SEIU United Service Workers West
  • Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
  • Silicon Valley De-Bug
  • Silicon Valley Rising
  • Silicon Valley Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce
  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats
  • Somos Mayfair
  • South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
  • Swilley Graphics
  • Working Blue Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
  • Working Partnerships USA

Individuals

  • Tom Steyer, Founder of NextGen Climate*
  • Helen Chapman, Candidate for San Jose City Council
  • Sergio Jimenez, Candidate for San Jose City Council
  • Harry Adams, Chair, Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission*
  • Bishop Patrick McGrath
  • Rabbi Dana Magat, Temple Emanu-El*
  • Fouad Khatib, Muslim Community Association President*
  • Pastor Oscar Dace, Bible Way Christian Center*
  • Reverend Peg Bryan, St. Andrews Episcopal Church*
  • Angie Nunn, California School Employees Association*
  • Sheillena Brunston, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 265*
  • Sal Ventura, IBEW 332*
  • LaVerne Washington, AFSCME 101*
  • Jon Paul Wolfe, IBEW 332*
  • Jonathan Karpf, California Faculty Association*
  • Fred Hirsch, UA 393*
  • John Nevill, Healthcare Administrator
  • Tony Alexander
  • Judy Pipkin
  • Donald Christopher Young, Candidate for Campbell City Council
  • David Fung, Candidate for Cupertino City Council
  • Jerry Liu, Candidate for Cupertino City Council
  • Anthony Phan, Candidate for Milpitas City Council
  • Mark Tiernan, Candidate for Milpitas City Council
  • Mario Banuelos, Candidate for Morgan Hill City Council
  • Rene Angelo Spring, Candidate for Morgan Hill City Council
  • Thida Cornes, Candidate for Mountain View City Council
  • Ken “Kacey” Carpenter, Candidate for Mountain View City Council
  • Lucas Ramirez, Candidate for Mountain View City Council
  • Tino Silva, Candidate for Santa Clara City Council
  • Sudhanshu Jain, Candidate for Santa Clara City Council
  • Dr. Mohammed Nadeem, Candidate for Santa Clara City Council
  • Ahmad Rafah, Candidate for Santa Clara City Council
  • Nancy Smith, Candidate for Sunnyvale City Council
  • Bruce Huynh, Candidate for Alum Rock School Board
  • Anna Welsh, Candidate for Santa Clara United School District
  • Ro Khanna, Candidate for Congress
  • Linda Williams
  • Sparky Harlan

* Affiliations listed for identification purposes only