Elections 2022: A Preservation Primer

On June 7th, 2022, local voters will choose between 32 candidates running to represent San José and Santa Clara County in nine important races: San Jose Mayor, five San Jose City Council seats, two Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor seats, and the Santa Clara County Assessor. Those who are elected will have a significant influence on local land use decisions, planning initiatives, and funding priorities that directly affect historic preservation efforts city- and county-wide.   

To better inform voters and candidates alike on major policy issues related to historic preservation, PAC*SJ distributed the following 7-question survey to each candidate. Click on the profile pictures below to read each candidate's responses (those with an [*] have not responded to the survey). 

As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, PAC*SJ does not make candidate endorsements. However, we strongly encourage you to learn more about each candidate's position on these issues, be registered to vote by May 23rd, and to vote by June 7th. Please note: your City Council and County Supervisor Districts may have changed since the last election-- CLICK HERE (City) and HERE (County) to confirm your current districts.

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San Jose Mayoral Candidates

Cindy Chavez

James Spence

Dev Davis

Marshall Allen Woodmansee

Travis Hill*

Matt Mahan

Raul Peralez

*Has not responded to survey

San Jose City Council Candidates

District 1

Tim Gildersleeve

Rosemary Kamei*

Ramona Snyder

*Has not responded to survey

District 3

Elizabeth Chien-Hale

Joanna Rauh

Irene Smith

Ivan Torres*

Omar Torres

*Has not responded to survey

District 5

Rolando Bonilla*

Nora Campos

HG "Hanh-Giao" Nguyen

Peter Ortiz

Andres Quintero*

*Has not responded to survey

District 7

Bien Doan

Maya Esparza*

Van Le*

*Has not responded to survey

District 9

Pam Foley*

*Has not responded to survey

Santa Clara County Supervisor Candidates

District 1

Sylvia Arenas*

Rich Constantine*

Johnny C Khamis

Denelle Fedor

Claudia Rossi

*Has not responded to survey

District 4

Susan Ellenberg

Santa Clara County Assessor Candidates

Larry Stone*

Andrew Crockett

*Has not responded to survey