Elections

Elections

San Jose D4 councilmember appears to win reelection

Cheers erupted at councilmember David Cohen’s viewing party as early results showed him with a large lead. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Cohen is leading his challenger with 58.5% of the vote. The sole challenger in the race, former San Jose District 4 Councilmember Kansen Chu, has 41.4% of the vote. The individual with the...

UPDATE: Evan Low inches into second place in Silicon Valley congressional race

In Silicon Valley’s most expensive and highly-anticipated race, two candidates have emerged as frontrunners in a crowded race to replace retiring Rep. Anna Eshoo in Congress — a once-in-a-generation contest that has captured national attention. As of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo led the pack of 11 candidates with 21.1%...

Fact check: Did Omar Din create 200 homeless shelters?

Residents are questioning claims in a recent campaign ad from state Assembly candidate Omar Din that he helped create homeless shelters in San Jose. The advertisement asserts Din — Sunnyvale’s vice mayor and a candidate for Assembly District 26 — will prioritize public safety and includes examples of his past work, ranging from increasing funding for...