By Robert Haugh
Last June, we wrote about the race to succeed Assemblyman Kansen Chu in AD25. Chu is running for Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 3.
Back then, these seven candidates were in or thinking about 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
Ann Kepner (Democrat) – Trustee, West Valley-Mission College Board
Since then, Dominguez and Tran have dropped out. They’re both from Milpitas.
But another Milpitas candidate has entered. City Councilwoman Carmen Montano announced she’s running. She’s a Democrat.
Natasha Gupta, also a Democrat, has joined the field. She’s active with the Pete Buttigieg presidential campaign.
According to local political experts, no other major candidates are likely to enter.
We’ll be covering this race since AD25 represents Santa Clara. We’ll evaluate the candidates’ fundraising, endorsements, and their position on issues important to the Mission City.
Look for rankings soon.