San José Mayoral Discussion with
Cindy Chavez & Raul Peralez
Monday, September 20th at 7:00 pm
Meeting ID: 823 9966 7893, Passcode: 305072
Join the Silicon Valley Democratic Club for our next General Meeting! Cindy Chavez and Raul Peralez will join us for a discussion on the role of the City of San José Mayor. The conversation will be followed by a proposed SVDC bylaws amendment regarding Executive Board rules, a report from the Executive Board Search Committee, and nomination of SVDC Executive Board candidates for 2022. We hope to see you there!
Meeting agenda here
About Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez
Supervisor Cindy Chavez represents close to a half million people in the most ethnically diverse, disadvantaged Silicon Valley communities in Central, East and South San José known as District 2. The board oversees an $8 billion dollar budget including three public hospitals and 12 clinics.
Cindy began her public service career in the 1990s as a policy analyst for health care, public health, human services and transportation for the Board of Supervisors.
She served two terms on the San José City Council, where she was also Vice Mayor, and also served on the board leadership of public agencies such as the San José Redevelopment Agency, and executive director of Working Partnerships USA and the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council.
She is a graduate of San José State University, is married and has a son in college.
About San José City Councilmember Raul Peralez
Councilmember Raul Peralez was elected to the San José City Council in 2014. Raul became the first active duty officer in the history of San José to be elected into public office, and continues to serve today in a volunteer capacity as a San José Police Reserve Officer. Raul was re-elected to his second term as Councilmember in 2018.
Raul represents the City of San José on the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) as a voice for San José residents. He is Chairperson of the City’s Public Safety, Finance, and Strategic Support Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Rules and Open Government Committee. Raul has served on the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission, and is a proud graduate of the Latino Leadership Alliance and a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum.
Raul lives in the Northside Luna Park neighborhood of downtown San José with his wife Victoria, their son Jorge and their two dogs, Zoey and Birkin.
VOTE: Proposed bylaws amendment to Executive Board rules
Members in good standing can vote on proposed changes to our bylaws that would affect Executive Board rules. Our current bylaws can be found here: https://www.siliconvalleydemclub.org/bylaws.
Nomination of Silicon Valley Democratic Club Executive Board candidates for 2022
The Executive Board Search Committee will present recommendations for the 2022 Silicon Valley Democratic Club Executive Board. All possible candidates will be nominated at this meeting.