Behind the scenes, the Santa Clara Chamber PAC (SCCPAC) Committee of volunteers has been very busy over the last few weeks. This Committee acts as a separate political action arm of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. The PAC Committee has interviewed seven candidates running for the four open seats on the Santa Clara City Council, one candidate running for City Clerk, four candidates running for State Assembly Districts 25 and 28, and six more candidates running for three open seats on the Santa Clara Unified School District Governing Board.
If this isn’t enough, the SCCPAC wanted to provide complete transparency during the City Council interviews so we hired Ding Ding TV (a Chamber member) to stream the interviews live on the Internet and then post on YouTube. To view the interviews, go to www.sccpac.org/endorsed-candidates.html
Since we are a relatively new PAC (founded in 2010), we have learned a lot during this process. But our mission has never changed-to seek out, evaluate qualifications of and endorse those candidates who are running for public office at the local, county and state level, who support the free enterprise system, believe in fiscally responsible government and whose views represent the interests of the business community.
Based on a thorough evaluation of each candidate interviewed, the Santa Clara Chamber PAC is recommending you support the following candidates for the November election:
Rod Diridon, Jr.
State Assembly District 25
Arlyne Diamond, Ph.D.
State Assembly District 28
To learn more about the SCCPAC, please visit our newly launched website at sccpac.org. Don’t forget to vote on November 6th!