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LOCAL RACES

GILROY MAYOR

  • Peter Arrellano, incumbent and doctor
  • Dion Bracco, incumbent and business owner
  • Don Gage, Santa Clara Valley Water board member

GILROY CITY COUNCIL – three seats open

  • Terry Aulman, Gilroy planning commissioner
  • Rebeca Armendariz, union organizer
  • Paul V.Kloecker, former councilman
  • Cat Tucker, incumbent
  • Perry Woodward, incumbent

GILROY UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD – four open seats

  • Mark Good, incumbent
  • Patricia Midtgaard, incumbent
  • James Pace, father and director of land development
  • Fred Tovar, incumbent

MORGAN HILL MAYOR

  • Steve Tate, incumbent

MORGAN HILL CITY COUNCIL – two seats open

  • Larry Carr, incumbent
  • Marilyn Librers, incumbent
  • Joseph Carrillo, green business owner
  • Matt Wendt, attorney

MORGAN HILL CITY CLERK

  • Irma Torrez, incumbent

MORGAN HILL CITY TREASURER

  • Michael Roorda, incumbent

MORGAN HILL UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD – three seats open

  • Rick Badillo, father, educator, builder
  • Bob Benevento, appointed incumbent
  • Brenda Cayme, clincal associate director
  • Marty Cheek, freelance writer and author
  • Steven Klem, salesman and grandfather
  • Amy Porter Jensen, parent and agriculture planner

Gavilan Joint Community College District #1

  • Mark Dover, incumbent
  • Rochelle Arellano, freelance writer/translator

STATE RACES

U.S. SENATOR

  • Dianne Feinstein, Democrat
  • Elizabeth Emken, businesswoman/nonprofit executive, Republican

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

  • 17th Congressional (Cupertino to Gilroy)
  • Mike Honda, Democrat
  • Evelyn Li, physician, businesswoman, mother and Republican

19th Congressional  (San Jose, Morgan Hill and north Gilroy)

  • Zoe Lofgren, Democrat
  • Robert Murray, businessman, lawyer, entrepreneur and Republican

20th Congressional (South Gilroy, Salinas, Monterey)

  • Sam Farr, Democrat
  • Jeff Taylor, rancher/publisher and Republican

13th State Senate (most of Santa Clara County)

  • Jerry Hill, Democrat
  • Sally J. Lieber, environmental policy advocate and Democrat

17th State Senate (formerly 27th)

  • Bill Monning, Democrat
  • Larry Beaman, school board member and Republican

30th Assembly (formerly 28th)

  • Luis Alejo, Democrat
  • Rob Bernosky, CFO/small businessman and Republican

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