Endorsements

Sam Liccardo is proud to have a broad coalition of endorsements from public officials, business leaders and community leaders across San José. Add your name to Sam’s growing list of supporters today.

Public Officials

Chuck Reed and Sam LiccardoChuck Reed, Mayor of San José
Susan Hammer, Former Mayor of San José
Ron James, Former Mayor of San José
Tom McEnery, Former Mayor of San José
Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney
George Kennedy, Former Santa Clara County District Attorney
Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor
Blanca Alvarado, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor and Vice Mayor
Madison Nguyen, Vice Mayor of San José
Judy Chirco, Former Vice Mayor of San José
Pat Dando, Former Vice Mayor of San José
Frank Fiscalini, Former Vice Mayor of San José
Trixie Johnson, Former Vice Mayor of San José
Shirley Lewis, Former Vice Mayor of San José
Pete Constant, San José Councilmember
Rose Herrera, San José Councilmember
Johnny Khamis, San José Councilmember
Nanci Ianni, Former San José Councilmember
Linda Lezotte, Former San José City Councilmember, Board Member, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Margie Matthews, Former San José Councilmember
David Pandori, Former San José Councilmember
Charlotte Powers, Former San José Councilmember
Judy Stabile, Former San José Councilmember
Paul “Pete” McCloskey, Former U.S. Representative
John Miller, Former U.S. Representative
Jim Cunneen, Former California Assemblymember, District 24
Dianne McKenna, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor
Rod Diridon, Sr., Former Santa Clara County Supervisor
Fiona Ma, Former California Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore and Assemblywoman, District 12
Kevin Mullin, California Assemblymember, District 22
Becky Morgan, Former California State Senator
Mark Buller, Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney
Karyn Sinunu-Towery, Former Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney
Edward Perry, Assistant Sheriff (ret’d), Santa Clara County
David Chiu, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Scott Wiener, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco, District 8
Daniel Furtado, Former Mayor, City of Campbell
Jeff Cristina, Vice Mayor, City of Campbell
Jason Baker, Councilmember and former Mayor, City of Campbell
Orrin Mahoney, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Cupertino
Rod Sinks, Councilmember, City of Cupertino
Peter Leroe-Munoz, Councilmember, City of Gilroy
Cat Tucker, Councilmember, City of Gilroy
Perry Woodward, Councilmember, City of Gilroy
David Casas, Former Mayor and Councilmember, City of Los Altos
Courtenay Corrigan, Councilmember, City of Los Altos
Randy Attaway, Former Mayor, Town of Los Gatos
Tom Ferrito, Former Mayor, Town of Los Gatos
Joe Pirzynski, Councilmember and Former Mayor, Town of Los Gatos
Barbara Spector, Councilmember and former Mayor, Town of Los Gatos
Marcia Jensen, Vice Mayor, Town of Los Gatos
Curtis Rogers, Councilmember, City of Monte Sereno
Steve Tate, Mayor, City of Morgan Hill
Dennis Kennedy, Former Mayor, City of Morgan Hill
Larry Carr, Councilmember, City of Morgan Hill
Gary Waldeck, Councilmember and former Mayor, Los Altos Hills
Margaret Abe-Koga, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Mountain View
Mike Kazperzak, Councilmember and fomer Mayor, City of Mountain View
Marc Berman, Councilmember, City of Palo Alto
Pat Burt, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Peter Drekmeier, Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Yoriko Kishimoto, Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Judith Kleinberg, Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Larry Klein, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Ryan Coonerty, Former Mayor, City of Santa Cruz
Damon Connolly, Councilmember, City of San Rafael
Chuck Page, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Saratoga
Jim Griffith, Mayor, City of Sunnyvale
Judge Joyce Allegro, Retired, Superior Court of Santa Clara County
Jake MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Rohnert Park, and Commissioner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Jeremy Nishihara, President, Oak Grove School District
Frank Chavez, Board Member, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
Karen Martinez, Board Member, Alum Rock School District
Gustavo Gonzalez, Former Board Member, Alum Rock School District
Jason Rodriguez, Former Board Member, Alum Rock School District
David Neighbors, Former Board Member, Berryessa Union School District
Julie Constant, Trustee, Campbell Union School District
Julie Reynolds-Grabbe, Board Member, Moreland School District
Robert Varich, Board Member, Moreland School District
Carolyn Bauer, Trustee, Oak Grove School District
Joseph Di Salvo, Santa Clara County Board of Education Member
Jim Canova, Board Member, Santa Clara Unified School District
Pam Foley,
Board Member, San José Unified School District Board of Education
Chad Walsh,
Board Member, West Valley-Mission Community College District
Bonnie Mace,
Board Member, Evergreen Elementary School Board
Norm Kline,
 Chairperson, San José Planning Commission
Dori Yob,
Vice Chair, San José Planning Commission
Matt Kamkar, 
Member, San José Planning Commission
Brian O’Halloran, 
Member, San José Planning Commission
Ian Champeny
Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Clara
Debra Figone,
former San José City Manager
Bill Sherry,
former CEO, Team San José, and former Director of Aviation, Mineta San José International Airport
Joe Horwedel,
former Planning Director, City of San José
Nai Hsueh,
Board Member, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Dennis Kennedy,
Board Member, Santa Clara Valley Water District
 

Organizations

 

“Sam Liccardo is the best choice for mayor of San José… Liccardo is by far the most thoughtful, creative and capable of lifting the city beyond its fiscal limitations to thrive as the urban heart of Silicon Valley.”

Mercury News

San Jose Metro

San José Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Santa Clara County Democratic Club (dual)

Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter

League of Conservation Voters, Santa Clara County

Clean Water Action

Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR)

The Villages Republican Club

 

Business Leaders

Organizational affiliation listed for identification purposes only; listing does not suggest an endorsement by the company or organization

Alexei Agratchev, CEO & Co-Founder, RetailNext*
Peggy Abkemeier Alford, CFO, PayPal North America*
Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Metric Stream*
Randy Attaway, President, AGC, Inc.*
Edward Avila, CEO, Manos Accelerator*
Gretchen Baisa, Chief Operating Officer, NextSpace Coworking*
Shari Baker, CEO, JDS Group Public Relations*
Jon Ball, Executive Vice President, Hensel Phelps Construction*
Andrew Ball, Regional President, Suffolk Construction*
Frank Barnard, President, AENE Automotive Corp.*
Monse Barrita, Co-Owner, La Victoria Taqueria*
Steve Berglund, CEO, Trimble Navigation*
Ray Bingham, former CEO, Cadence; Managing Director, General Atlantic*
Michael Blach, Building Contractor, Blach Construction Company*
John Boncher, CEO & President, Cupertino Electric*
Tom Bondi, Principal, Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation*
Kymberli Brady, Owner, Discover San Jose*
Al Brown, CEO, SmartWave Technologies*
Michael Busselen, Vice President, Juniper Networks*
Christopher Cabrera, CEO, Xactly Corp*
Kenny Carvalho, CEO, City Towing*
Gregory Casella, Owner, Catered Too*
Steve Charron, CEO, Charron Metals*
Neel Chatterjee, Partner and Chair, Intellectual Property Group, Orrick*
Bruce Chizen, Former CEO, Adobe*
Blair Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco*
Sam Chuck, Partner, Rossi, Hamerslough, Reischl & Chuck*
Barry Cinnamon, CEO, Cinnamon Solar*
Sunny Claggett, Corporate Vice President, CBIZ, Inc.*
Ed Colligan, Investor, Edventures; former CEO, Palm*
Richard Conniff, CEO, Focus Business Bank*
Rich Cristina, President, Green Waste Recovery*
Veronica Cruz, Owner, Downtown Yoga Chalet*
John Danner, CEO, Zeal*
Nicholas Daugherty, Vice-President, Metal Products, Inc.*
Gary Davis, VP Global Consumer Marketing, McAfee*
Jessica Denecour, Executive Vice President, Varian*
Thang Do, CEO, AEDIS Architects*
Wayne Doiguchi, CEO, Pan Pacific Bank
Tim Draper, Managing Partner, Draper Fisher Jurveston*
Michael Dunne, Owner, Dunne Insurance*
Cindy Faulkner, Owner, Valley Heating*
Kim Fennell, CEO, deCarta*
Claudia Folzman, Executive VP, Iron Construction Inc.*
Vintage Foster, President, AMF Media Group*
Mary Ellen Fox, Executive, M.E. Fox & Co., Inc*
Paul Gentzkow, Chief Operating Officer, President, Robert Half*
Kenneth Goldman, CFO, Yahoo*
Adolfo Gomez, Managing Partner, Mezcal Restaurant*
Dan Gordon, CEO, Gordon Biersch Brewery*
Bill Gould, Founding Principal, Artik Art & Architecture*
Bill Guardino, Owner, Guardino Drywall, Inc.*
Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group*
Chuck Hammers, CEO, Pizza My Heart*
John Hartnett, Founder & CEO, SVG Partners*
John Heagerty, Partner, Coakley Heagerty*
Laura Ipsen, VP, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft*
Greg Jamison, President, JEG and former CEO, San Jose Sharks*
BJ Jenkins, CEO, Barracuda Networks
Smiley Kai, Owner, Ukulele Source*
David Kaneda, Managing Principal, Integral Group*
Jeanne Katsuro, Owner and President, Classic Rock Jewelry Store*
Chris Kelly, Venture Capitalist, Former Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook*
Mike Klayko, former CEO, Brocade*
Norman Kline, CEO, LibraryWorld, Inc*
Bryan Kramer, CEO, PureMatter*
Gary Kremen, CEO, Clean Power Finance; Founder, Match.com*
Chris Larsen, CEO, Ripple Labs*
David Lerner, CEO, Declaration Services*
Selina Lo, CEO, Ruckus Wireless*
Matt Mahan, Chief Executive Officer, Philotic, Inc.*
Affie Mahini, Proprietor, Cafe Pomegranate*
Tarkan Maner, CEO, Nexenta; former CEO, Wyse Technologies*
Gabriel Manjarrez, CEO, Co-founder, MiMoni Latin America*
Amir Mashkoori, CEO, Kovio*
Jay Meduri, Owner, Poor House Bistro*
Rob Meinhardt, Former CEO, Kace Networks*
Lenny Mendonca, Managing Director, McKinsey*
Mike Messinger, CEO, Meacham/Oppenheimer, Inc.*
George Meza, President, Solutions Office Interiors*
Jerry Mikolajczyk, President & CEO, Director at Xun Energy, Inc.*
Steve Milligan, CEO, Western Digital*
David Mills, Founder & CEO, Chieftan Clothing LLC*
Vish Mishra, Venture Director, Clearstone Venture Partners; Past President, TIE*
Dennis Moir, CEO, Western Appliance*
Richard Moran, CEO, Accretive Solutions*
Michael & Kimberly Mulcahy, CEO, NextGen Partners*
Craig Needham, Partner, Needham Kepner & Fish*
Jeremy Neuner, CEO, NextSpace*
Jim Newton, Founding Executive, Tech Shop, Inc.*
Louis Normandin, Owner, Normandin Chrysler Plymouth Jeep*
Mark Normandin, President & General Manager, Normandin Chrysler Plymouth Jeep*
Paul Normandin, General Sales Manager, Normandin Chrysler Plymouth Jeep*
Dennis O’Malley, CEO, ReadyPulse*
Dan Orloff, CEO, Orloff Williams*
Ash Padwal, President, Allied Telesis*
David Pasek, President, Flagship Facility Services, Inc.*
Sally Pera, CEO, ACG Silicon Valley
Robert Pfahnl, CEO, Quantera Systems
Mark and Bettina Pope, Owners, La Lune Sucrée
Brendan Rawson, Owner, The Garage and Restaurant*
Marc Rebboah, CEO, Enterprise Trust & Investment Company*
David Rice, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS Interactive, Inc.*
TJ Rogers, CEO, Cypress Semiconductor*
Mike Rosendin, Senior Vice President / Director, Colliers International*
Allen Ruby, Partner, Skadden Arps*
Carl Salas, Principal & Co-Founder, Salas O’Brien Engineers, Inc.*
James Salata, President, Garden City Construction*
Robert Schlossman, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Aptina*
Ralph Schmitt, President & CEO, OCZ Technology*
Janis Schneider, Owner, R& J Jewelry & Loan*
Mitch Schoch, CEO, Bentek*
Martin Schoeppler, CEO, Fujifilm Dimatix*
Steve Schoettler, CEO, Junyo*
Ryan Sebastian, Founder & CEO, Moveable Feast*
Ron Sege, CEO, Echelon Corporation*
Dennis Skaggs, Co-Founder & Partner, Camera Cinemas*
Mike Splinter, Chairman and Former CEO, Applied Materials*
Charles Stegner, President, Stegner Development*
Rob Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Architects*
Michael Stonehocker, CEO, Greystone Plastering, Inc.*
Godfrey Sullivan, CEO, Splunk*
Joe Tate, Vice President, Qualcomm*
Chad Troutwine, CEO, Veritas Prep*
Javier Vega, Managing Partner, Pacific Gateway
Vishal Verma, General Partner, Edgewood Ventures*
David Wang, CEO, Wave-2-Wave*
Bill Watkins, CEO, Deeya Energy; former CEO, Seagate*
Dan Warmenhoven, Chairman, NetApp*
Jim Weldon, Founder and Former CEO, Solar Junction*
Tom Werner, CEO, SunPower*
Lew Wolff, Co-Owner, San Jose Earthquakes and Oakland Athletics*
Greg Woock, CEO, Pinger*
Chris Worrall, Vice President, Hitachi Data Systems*
Rani Yadav-Ranjan, CEO, Purple Leaf*
Katie & Tom Zazueta, President & Vice-President, Coakley Heagerty*

 

Community Leaders

Allison Abbott-Kline
Degu Abset
Edward Ajlouny
Margaret Akendiz
Tom Alessandri
Mary Alsheikh
Rick Alva
Tamara Alvarado
Teresa Alvarado
Marcello America
Jennifer Andaluz
Debbie Anderson
Stephen Anderson
Jaime Angulo
Joseph Anzalone
Janel Astor
Rosemary Baez
Robert Baker
Emmanuel Barbara
Sonia Barron
Donald Berger
Dr. Matthew Bernal, DDS
Art Bernstein
Lisa Berry
Jim Bialson
Marlene Bjornsrud
Rob Bohn
Brian Boitano
James Bojorquez
Steve Borkenhagen
David Boyd
Matt Braker
Dulcey Branch
Mike Brennan
David Brody
Suzy Brooks
Heather Brown
David Buchholz
Steve Burbank
Carol Butler
Stefan Carpentier
Lorena Castaneda
Maryles Casto
Kevin Christman
Corina Ciihuachimalli
Claire Coman
Calvin Cook
Henry Cord
Chuck Corr
Jim Crawford
Dennis Cunningham
Patricia Curia
Gina Dalma
Ann Danner
David Dearborn
Barry Del Buono
Jim Demertzis
Sandra & David Dilling
Chris DiSalvo
Bryan Cong Do
George Duran
John and DeDe Ebner
Elisa Echeverria
Chris Esparza
Dave Fadness
Al Farley
Teresa Faz
Dennis Fernandez
Tom Ferrito
Dave Finn
John Fioretta
Mike Flaugher
Tom Flynn
Alicia Forbrich
Jose Franco
Doris Frank-Liu
Steve French
Abebe Gelagay
Janis Gemignani
Shannon George
Jim Ghielmetti
Johnny Gogo
Nili Gold
Gustavo Gonzalez
Manolo Gonzalez-Estay
Jeff Gordon
Steve Gordy
Robert Gronachon
Hector Guerra
William Hadaya
Rhonda and Kevin Hadnot
Chuck Hagenmaier
Abebe Hailu
Kerri Hamilton
Phil Hammer
Matt Hammer
Charlie Hawkins
Lindy Hayes
Joe Head
Anjie Helstrup Alvarez
Robert Hennessy
Linda and John Herschbach
John Hesler
Bill and Ida Highlander
Marlin Holmoe
Philip B Hood
Deb Hudson
Nancy Huff
Aggie Idemoto
Eric Jefferson
Marilee Jennings
Kevin Jiang
Eric Jorgensen
Smiley Kai
Matt Kamkar
Marni Kamzan
Van-An Kang
Fernanda Karp
Matt Kashkooli
Kyra Kazantzis
Kerry Keating
Pam Kelly
Angela Kelly
Helen Kendrick
Neil Kozuma
Michelle Kraus
Kathleen Krenek
Mike Krown
Lawrence Kuechler
Duc Lam
Steve Landau
Connie Langford
Sonny Lara
Jaime Leanos
Tom Leddy
Beverly Lenihan
Chris Lepe
Bob Levy
Vincent Lima
Monica Limas
Antonia Lira
Doris Livezey
Katrina Loera
Mark Lopez
Dan Loudher
John Luebben
Lani Luthard
Felicia Madsen
Theresa and Todd Makiyama, DDS
Cindy Manley
Helen Marchese Owen
Chris Marchese
Fil Maresca
Michael Martin
Connie Martinez
Tony Martino
Julie & Mel Matsushima
Elizabeth Mattson
Adam Mayberry
Charlie McCollum
Richard McCoy
Michael McGettigan
Don McNeil
Tom McNeil
Jay Meduri
Bernard Mendoza
Daniel Mennel
Rob Mezzetti II
Jonathan Miller
Daniel Mirassou
Hessam Moghtader
Sandra Moll
Laura Monczynski
Sami Monsur
Karoline Ngo
Duyen Nguyen
Dave Noel
Chike Nwoffiah
Jack Nyblom
Martha O’Connell
Marie O’Flaherty
Sean OKane
Edgar Ortiz
Lynn Osband
Thomas Oshidari
Julia Ostrowski
Vilma Pallette
SK Panda
Nancy Paul
Francis Penrose
Edward Perry
Patti Phillips
Rosalie Pizzo Sr.
Anthony Pollace
Joe Pon
Elias Portales
Lynn and Harry Powers
Tim Quigley
Joyce Rabourn
Bobby Ram
Adnan Rasheed
Jan Rath
Chris Richardson
Stephanie Rickard
Joan Rivas-Cosby
Geoff Roach
Dorothy Roller
Bonnie Ross
Joe Ross
William Roth
Khanh Russo
Murphy Sabatino
Rafael Sabic
Salim Sagarchi
Sal Saglimbeni
Kathy Sakamoto
Marianne and Carl Salas
Dayana Salazar
Marcus Salomon
Miguel Salinas
Jorge Sanchez
Dave Sandretto
Jack Sardegna
Ann Schneider
Bob Serventi
Beth Shafran-Mukai
Tyler Shewey
Lance Shoemaker
Bonnie Slavitt Moore
Joel Slayton
Pete Smith
Sandra and Walter Soellner
Patrick Soricone
Bill and Sally Souders
Marley Spilman
Kalle Stidham
Sandra and Graham Stitchman
Asif Subedar
Gary Sunseri
Margaret Tamisiea
Omar Teutle
Eric Thacker
Dung Tran
Yosh Uchida
John Urban
Patrick Valencia
Robert Van Cleef
Batista Vieira
Davide Vieira
Deborah Wade
Lorraine Wallace Rowe
Melody Walsh
Keith Watt
Brian Welch
Wally Wenner
Diane Wesson
Sharon Wible
Corinne Winter
James Wolfe
Joe Yasutake
Michelle Yesney
Ben Yoneo
Jessica Zenk
Jim Zetterquist
Ronald Zuccari