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Candidate Questionnaires March 5, 2024 Primary Election
This week, ballots were mailed to all California voters for the March 5 Primary Election. In San José, the mayor and five council seats (in even-numbered districts) are up for election, and there are competitive races for two Santa Clara County supervisor seats. This is our chance to have an impact on who makes the decisions on arts and culture policy at the city and county level.
With that in mind, SJAA developed a questionnaire that we shared with all of the candidates for these eight positions. Candidates had up to two weeks to respond to a number of questions about their backgrounds, viability, and positions on our top policy priorities.
We’re sharing their (unedited) responses in order for the San José creative community to get to know them and make more informed decisions with their votes. Just click on the candidate’s name below to download their questionnaire. (* denotes an incumbent in the office)
Not sure what district you live in? You can look it up here.
Mayor of San José
- Tyrone Wade (no response)
- Matt Mahan* (no response)
San José City Council District 2
San José City Council District 4
San José City Council District 6
San José City Council District 8
- Tam Truong (no response)
- Domingo Candelas*
- Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal
- Surinder Kaur Dhaliwal (no response)
San José City Council District 10
Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2
- Corina Herrera-Loera
- Jennifer Margaret Celaya (no response)
- Madison Nguyen (no response)
- Betty Duong
- Nelson McElmurry (no response)