Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.
Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.
Tuesday’s primary election will decide the top voter-getters for a new San Jose mayor as Mayor Chuck Reed ends his eight-year tenure.
The five main candidates to replace Mayor Chuck Reed include four members of the city council and one candidate who sits on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant decided on Tuesday to withdraw from consideration in the 2014 mayor’s race.
Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is expected to announce Monday that he will, after all, run for mayor in November.
An interview with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on whether he will be a part of the upcoming mayoral race and some of the hot button topics and issues facing the city of San Francisco.
State Senator Leland Yee appears to be the early front runner in the San Francisco mayoral race, as he has gathered more than twice the number of signatures than his closest opponents.
Nine candidates for San Francisco Mayor participated in the first debate of the campaign season, at the Mayoral Forum on Service on the USF campus Thursday.
Supervisor Avalos said in a statement that he decided to run after discussing the matter with friends and family over the past few months.