All three of the Santa Clara Chamber PAC (SCCPAC) endorsed City Council candidates were elected on November 4th: Mayor Jamie Matthews, Pat Kolstad and Dominic Caserta. The two endorsed School Board candidates, Andy Ratermann and Jodi Muirhead were also elected.
The SCCPAC went through a comprehensive process interviewing five of the eight City Council candidates that responded to our questionnaire. Unfortunately, three of the City Council candidates declined to participate in our process. Only three of the eight candidates running for the school board participated in our process. The interviews were streamed live and video taped at DingDing TV (a chamber member) and posted on YouTube. The interviews can be found on the SCCPAC website.
The mission of the SCCPAC is to provide a fair and transparent process so that each candidate will be given an opportunity to outline their views of the free enterprise system, a fiscally responsible government and support the interests of the business community.
The SCCPAC and Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau Board of Directors look forward to working with the newly elected Council Members and School Board Members in continuing our efforts in supporting the business community in our City and region.
Steve Van Dorn, President and CEO
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau