Santa Clara Chamber PAC Endorses Candidates

Santa Clara Chamber PAC-endorsed City Council candidates include Councilman Pat Kolstad (left), Mayor Jamie Matthews (center), and Dominic Caserta (right).

Santa Clara Chamber PAC-endorsed City Council candidates include Councilman Pat Kolstad (left), Mayor Jamie Matthews (center), and Dominic Caserta (right).

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 SCCPAC Committee  interviewed five of the eight candidates running for the three open positions on the Santa Clara City Council.  Unfortunately, three of the candidates (Deborah Bress, Mayoral candidate; Karen Hardy, Seat 2 candidate; and Kevin Park, Seat 5 candidate) did not participate in our process.  All five participating candidates were interviewed and recorded at Ding Ding TV studios in Santa Clara.  You can find their interviews here:

Santa Clara Unified School District Board Member candidates were also interviewed through the same process.  All candidates were invited to participate.  Unfortunately, five of the candidates (Dr. Ina Bendis, Steve Kelly, Ashish Mangla, Michael Helms and Noelani Sallings) did not participate in our interview process.  All three participating candidates were interviewed and recorded at Ding Ding TV studios in Santa Clara.  You can find their interviews online at www.sccpac.org.

Since our founding in 2010, 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, 2014 election:

Santa Clara City Council

Santa Clara Unified School District Governing Board

To learn more about the SCCPAC, please check out our website at sccpac.org.  Don’t forget to vote on November 4th! 

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