Today & Every Day
We are blessed to live in a country designed to be a representative democracy, but we must commit to doing everything possible to preserve and improve it, never taking any of it for granted.
To achieve the full potential of a representative democracy, we must ensure that each vote has equal weight. And to do that, we must eliminate
the influence of all money from our campaigns and governance. Having grown up here, I know this is the place where anything is possible.
The modeling and testing of the strategies for removing the influence of money from our campaigns and goverance, starts with this campaign, and as this is worked out, it must be scaled and extended to the States and our Nation.
No endorsements and donations have been, or will be accepted, and I am proud that we are not spending any money on the campaign to represent the 100,000 good people who make San Jose's District 10 their home. I am however investing time in talking to the people and developing creative ideas for solving problems that have been left unattended for far too long.
As the10th largest city in the United States, and coming from the heart of Silicon Valley, I believe we can create the model and enthusiasm for a change that others will have the passion to follow.
Get Connected & Help Mark the Count "UP" to Change:
Citizens organize to push City of San Jose to reverse plans by neighboring City of Milpitas to haul garbage across San Jose to Guadalupe Landfill managed by Waste Management.
MAY 11, 2016
City Council votes to settle the cases around Measure B Pension Reform, that resulted in the loss of public safety personnel, enormous legal expenses and the loss of trust between City Leadership and public servants
MAY 12, 2016
San Jose Mercury reports:
Appellate court halts city's push to overturn Measure B, delaying pension reform and $30 billion in budget savings.
MAY 19, 2016
SJPD announces new tool to help citizens track crime while they work to recover trust and headcount resulting for botched pension reform:
Follow Mike on Twitter
Like Mike on Facebook
MAY 23, 2016 7:00 PM
SJ District 10 Candidates & June Ballot Measure Forum at Westgate Church - South Hills Campus
June 7, 2016 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Election Day - VOTE 4 MIKE
MAY 23, 2016 5:00 PM
Deadline to Register to Vote
MAY 24, 2016 Until Done
Thank you AVCA for hosting the District 10 City Council Candidate Forum tonight. Check out this amazingly beautiful YouTube video made by a fellow resident of District 10. This video will move you as to what's at stake for San Jose if we don't do whatever it takes to help the Mayor to achieve Goal MS-5 of the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan he authored and "Divert 100% of waste from landfills by 2022" ..
June 3, 2016
SJ District 10 candidates position on meeting 100% landfill waste diversion by 2022: