By Robert Haugh
About a month ago, Assemblyman Kansen Chu decided to run for Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 3. That was a surprise because Chu had another two-year term left.
The City of Santa Clara is in Assembly District 25. Here’s a map of the district:
Approximately, two-thirds of the district is in Santa Clara County. And one-third is in Alameda County. According to our Sacramento political sources, the district is considered “safe Democrat.”
Here the candidates who are declared or considering running:
Bob Brunton (Republican) – Small Business Owner
Jim Canova (Democrat) – Trustee, Santa Clara Unified
Karina Dominguez (Democrat) – Councilmember, Milpitas
Alex Lee (Democrat) – Legislative Aide
Anna Song (Democrat) – Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education
Rich Tran (Democrat) – Mayor, Milpitas
We’ve also learned from local sources that Ann Kepner of the West Valley-Mission College Board is interested in running.
According to an East Bay source, Alameda County Democrats are recruiting a candidate. They believe that with so many South Bay candidates, someone from the East Bay could do well.
We’ll continue to follow this race as it develops.