Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County

Ex-San Jose mayor drops support for county candidate

A landlord interest group may be drawing battle lines across Santa Clara County’s hottest elections. Congressional candidate and former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has quietly dropped his endorsement of Margaret Abe-Koga, who’s running for the District 5 seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Liccardo’s campaign hasn’t said why, but some Democratic...

Santa Clara County explores ranked choice voting

Santa Clara County leaders this year may move forward with overhauling how they’re elected with a system called ranked choice voting. The Board of Supervisors could discuss adopting the system in August. The change would rid the county supervisors, district attorney, sheriff and assessor of the need for primary elections that see low voter turnout,...