Elections

Elections

Jonathan Fleming highlights his tough-on-crime approach

San Jose City Council hopeful Jonathan Fleming wants District 2 voters to know he’s nothing like the incumbent, Sergio Jimenez. “It’s like night and day,” said Fleming, a mechanical engineer and data-driven defense government contractor. “What’s happening with our current policies are not working.” The Republican turned Independent, born again Republican said he’s eager to...

Huy Tran vows to fight for working families in San Jose

Huy Tran embodies the first-generation vision of the American Dream. His parents, Hai Tran and Kim Ho, fled Vietnam on boats in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, scraping together what little they had to start anew in California. Growing up, Tran’s parents worked long hours as landscapers, inspiring him to always fight for the little...

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo reiterates support of Bloomberg in wake of Nevada debate

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo stands by his endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, even after the New York billionaire struggled Wednesday at the Las Vegas debate. Liccardo said he hopes Bloomberg’s next performance will go differently, but said the other presidential hopefuls on stage failed to focus on policy, instead unnecessarily dog-piling on the...

Lan Diep fights for another four years on the San Jose council

Lan Diep began his first term on the San Jose City Council by wielding a Captain America shield when he was sworn in. That colorful display of superhero fandom drew national media attention, and he has maintained his colorful demeanor since joining the council in 2017, occasionally wearing costumes to council meetings. The first-born son...

Access to voting, election security a focus in San Jose ahead of Super Tuesday primary

Less than two weeks before an early California primary, access to voting and election security were the top issues for state elected officials and congressional representatives who met in San Jose Thursday. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla met with congresswomen Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) and Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), speaking at the unveiling of...