Candidate Forum and Endorsement for
Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1
Monday, October 18th at 7:00pm
Meeting ID: 870 0098 1949, Passcode: 358225
Join the Silicon Valley Democratic Club for our next candidate forum and endorsement vote! Rich Constantine, Rob Rennie, and Claudia Rossi will bbe participating in a candidate forum to discuss their run for supervisor.
Only Silicon Valley Democratic Club members can vote, so make sure you have a current membership here.
We hope to see you there!
Meeting agenda here
About Rich Constantine
Rich Constantine is a proud resident of Morgan Hill, where he lives with his wife, Andrea and daughter Emma. He has been an elected member of the Morgan Hill City Council since 2010 and is currently Mayor.
Rich has bravely served our region as a firefighter with the San Jose Fire Department and he demonstrated his further service to community and country by volunteering as a member of the United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol with the search and rescue unit. Rich participated in many missions, and was honored to achieve the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He has volunteered his time coaching youth football for many years, and dedicated his time to organizations such as March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen foundation, MDA, San Jose Firefighters Burn Foundation and American Red Cross Hero Celebration selection committee. He also volunteered at the Bernard Mevs Hospital in Haiti to treat critically injured and ill Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.
Rich is ready to continue serving the community and take his experience to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. He is uniquely equipped to tackle the most important issues facing Santa Clara County, like access to healthcare, wildfire prevention, water conservation and affordable housing.
About Rob Rennie
A Bay Area native and a resident of Los Gatos since 1997, Rob Rennie holds a Masters degree in engineering from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H and BA in Chemistry and Physics, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He spent more than 25 years in the semiconductor industry with 5 years developing products to improve solar energy technology. After retiring from the tech industry Rob took on a new challenge and became a small business owner in town.
Rob was elected to the Los Gatos Town Council in 2014 and currently serves as a Vice Mayor. Prior to being elected to Council Rob has also been active in a number of community organizations.
Rob and his wife Isabella have a grown daughter, Alena, who is a DJ and music producer in Berlin, Germany. Isabella dedicated her professional life to helping others and for the last 15 years worked for a property management company focused on affordable housing in the Bay Area.
In his spare time Rob enjoys hiking, bicycling, and walking the family dogs, Fiona & Fleece.
About Claudia Rossi
Claudia Rossi has dedicated her life to public service and to giving back to her community. She currently serves as President of the Santa Clara County Board of Education.
Born in Colombia the oldest of three children, Claudia was nine years old when her family moved to California. Claudia learned English as a child and thrived in public school. She grew up in a Catholic family where she learned the dignity of work, helping the poor, and supporting family and community — values she has carried with her throughout her life. When Claudia sees a need in her community, she steps in and works hard to make it better.
As a young adult, Claudia lived in Mexico City for three years where she volunteered with Fondo Unido (United Way) and UNICEF. Upon returning to the United States, Claudia decided the best way she could give back to her community was to study nursing. When she graduated nursing school she got a job as a Registered Nurse at George Washington University Medical Center.
A few years later, Claudia and her husband decided to move to Santa Clara County to raise their two children. Inspired by her children, Claudia became a dedicated volunteer in the local schools. She advocated for special education and for families facing socioeconomic and language barriers in school.