RE-ELECT MAYOR GILBERT WONG FOR CUPERTINO CITY COUNCIL

Gilbert Wong

DEAR NEIGHBORS,

CUPERTINO HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE and I want to continue to work with you realize the promise of Cupertino.  Together, we can make Cupertino the best place in the Silicon Valley for families to work, live and play-a Cupertino we can all be proud of!

As your Mayor, I have been an independent voice on behalf of the resident of Cupertino, asking the tough question and analyzing all aspects of the issues that come before me on the council.  I am running for re-election for City Council because I want to maintain our quality of life and our suburban integrity for my family as well as yours.

I want to continue to keep a strong Cupertino in the next four years by assisting Apple with its expansion plans of its HQ, continuing our Stevens Creek Trail creek restoration from Blackberry Farm to the Stocklimeir Property, revitalizing our retail centers like Vallco Mall and the Cupertino Crossroads and maintain our high levels of services from public safety and keeping our library open seven days a week.

In these tough economic times, we need visionary and experienced leadership to lead Cupertino.  Together, we can achieve all that we dream for our community.  I will continue to work hard as your representative on the Cupertino City Council, and I ask for your vote.

Sincerely,

Gilbert

 

BALLOT STATEMENT

     It is an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Cupertino.  In a recent survey conducted in October, 97% of residents said that they were satisfied with the services and quality of life in Cupertino.  As your Mayor, I am committed to maintaining this high level of satisfaction.

     Cupertino remains strong despite a challenging economic environment.  Our public schools are rated the best in the nation. Apple has announced plans to break ground on an attractive, environmentally sustainable national headquarters which will keep jobs in Cupertino. I have balanced the budget, increased library hours to keep our doors open seven days a week, added two additional school crossing guards, and designated the funds necessary to complete the restoration of the Stevens Creek Trail.

     Cupertino truly is a place to work, play, and live. Through my focus on accountability, fiscal responsibility and improving dialogue between residents, businesses and schools, Cupertino will continue to live up to this promise. Please join Mike Honda, Joe Simitian, Paul Fong, Liz Kniss and Orrin Mahoney as I respectfully ask for your vote to re-elect Gilbert Wong to the

City Council on November 8th.   Feel free to contact me at gilbertswong@gmail.com  or www.GilbertWong.org.

 

 

EXPERIENCE

Education

B.S.  Business Administration, San Jose State University

A.A. Business, West Valley College

Employment History

Small Business Owner for over twenty years.

Professional Affiliations

Cupertino Planning Commission

Cupertino Rotary

Cupertino Chamber of Commerce

West Valley Elementary School Site Council

Leadership Cupertino

Cupertino Chamber’s Asian American Business Council 

Asian American Parent Association, Board of Director

Economic Development Committee

Organization of Special Need Families, Advisory Board

Santa Clara Country Library Joint Power Authority, Board of Director

National League of Cities’ Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials

League of California Cities, Board of Director

Award or special achievements

CREST award 2005

Asian American Hero’s Award, Santa Clara County, 2003

Gilbert Wong Day in the City and County of San Francisco, February 9, 2006

Family

Born, educated and raised in the Santa Clara Valley

Married to Helen Kwan

Two daughters: Alison and Emily

 

ENDORSEMENTS

Mike Honda, Congressman

Judy Chu, Congresswoman

 

Gavin Newsom, Lt Governor

John Chiang, State Controller

Dave Jones, State Insurance Commissioner

 

Joe Simitian, California State Senator

Elaine Alquist, California State Senator

Ellen Corbett, California State Senator

Leland Yee, California State Senator

 

Paul Fong, California State Assembly

Mary Hayashi, California State Assembly

Jim Beall, California State Assembly

Mike Eng, California State Assembly

Warren Furutani, California State Assembly

Fiona Ma, California State Assembly

Richard Pan, California State Assembly

Bob Wieckowski, California State Assembly

Jerry Hill, California State Assembly

Nora Campos, California State Assembly

Sally Lieber, California State Assembly ret.

Joe Coto, California State Assembly ret.

Ira Ruskin, California State Assembly ret.

 

Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor

Liz Kniss, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor

George Shirakawa, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor

Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor

Mike Wasserman Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor

 

Laurie Smith, Santa Clara County Sheriff

John Hirokawa, Santa Clara County Under Sheriff

Carl Neusel, Santa Clara County Sheriff Captain

 

Michael Chang, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Craig Mann, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Leon Beauchman, Santa Clara County Board of Education

 

Patrick Kwok, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Linda LeZotte, Santa Clara Valley Water District

 

Mark Santoro, Cupertino Vice Mayor

Orrin Mahoney, Cupertino Council Member

Reed Sparks, former Cupertino Mayor and Council Member

Jim Jackson, former Cupertino Mayor and Council Member

Patrick Kwok, former Cupertino Mayor and Council Member

Michael Chang, former Cupertino Mayor and Council Member

Barbara Rogers, former Cupertino Mayor and Council Member

 

Jo Lucey, Cupertino Union School District Trustee

Ben Liao, Cupertino Union School District Trustee

Gary McCue, Cupertino Union School District Trustee

Phyllis Vogel, Cupertino Union School District Trustee

Anjali Kausar, Cupertino Union School District Trustee

Phil Quon, Cupertino Union School District Superintendent

 

Nancy Newton, Fremont Union High School District Trustee

Hung Wei, Fremont Union High School District Trustee

Bill Wilson, Fremont Union High School District Trustee

Polly Bove, Fremont Union High School District Superintendent

 

Lan Nguyen, East Side Union High School District Trustee

 

Dana Tom, Palo Alto Unified School District Trustee

 

Bruce Swenson, Foothill De Anza College District, Trustee

Laura Casas Frier, Foothill De Anza College District Trustee

Joan Barram, Foothill De Anza College District Trustee

Linda Thor, Foothill De Anza College District Chancellor

 

Garrett Yee, Ohlone College District Trustee

 

Kansen Chu, San Jose City Council Member

Ash Karla, San Jose City Council Member

Xavier Campos, San Jose City Council Member

Sam Liccardo, San Jose City Council Member

Pete Constant, San Jose City Council Member

Don Rocha, San Jose City Council Member

Madison Nguyen, San Jose City Council Member

Rose Herrara, San Jose City Council Member

 

Jamie Matthews, Santa Clara Mayor

Jamie McLeod, Santa Clara Council Member

 

 

Margaret Abe-Koga, Mountain View Councilmember

Laura Macias, Mountain View Councilmember

Art Takahara, former Mayor

 

Sue Chan, Fremont Vice Mayor

Dominic Dutra, Fremont City Council Member

Bill Harrison, Fremont City Council Member

Anu Natarajan, Fremont City Council Member

 

Howard Miller, Saratoga Mayor

Chuck Page, Saratoga City Council Member

Manny Cappello Saratoga Council Member

Kathleen King, former Mayor

 

Melinda Hamilton, Sunnyvale Mayor

Jim Griffith, Sunnyvale Vice Mayor

Otto Lee, Sunnyvale Council Member

Ron Swegles, Sunnyvale Council Member

Tony Spitaleri, Sunnyvale Council Member

John Howe, Former Sunnyvale Mayor and Council Member

Pat Castillo, Former Sunnyvale Mayor and Council Member

 

Marshall Anstandig, Monte Sereno Mayor

Lana Molloy, Monte Sereno Council Member

 

Dion Bracco, Gilroy Council Member

Peter Leroe-Munoz, Gilroy Council Member

 

Jason Baker, Campbell Mayor

Evan Low, Campbell Council Member

Rich Waterman, Campbell Council Member

Jeff Christina, Campbell Council Member

 

Sid Espinoza, Palo Alto Mayor

Yiaway Yeh, Palo Alto Council Member

 

David Casas, Los Altos Council Member

 

Lena Tam, Alameda Council Member

Rob Bonta, Alameda Council Member

 

Mark Greene, Union City Mayor

 

Jose Esteves, Milpitas Mayor

 

Christopher Lee, Cupertino Sanitary District

 

Winnie Lee, Cupertino Planning Commission

Marty Miller Cupertino Planning Commission

Clinton Brawnley, Cupertino Planning Commissioner

Don Sun, Cupertino Planning Commissioner

Paul Brophy, Cupertino Planning Commissioner

 

David Greenstein, Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner

David Lee, Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner

Darcy Paul, Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner

Marcia StClair, Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner

 

Daniel Nguyen, Cupertino Public Safety Commissioner

Nina Daruwalia, Cupertino Public Safety Commissioner

 

William Chan, Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commissioner

 

Ashley Ding, Cupertino Teen Commissioner

 

Angela Chen, Cupertino-Hsinchu Sister City Committee

Janice Sung, Cupertino-Hsinchu Sister City Committee

 

Mahesh Nihalani, Cupertino-Bhubaneswar Sister City Committee

Ram Gopal, Cupertino-Bhubaneswar Sister City Committee

 

Asif Kausar, Cupetino-Toyokawa Sister City Committee

Lucille Honig, Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister City Committee

 

Jordan Daniel Eldridge, Rancho Rinconada Recreation & Park District Board of Directors

 

Don Allen

Rishi Chopra

Hanley Lee

Tim Tran

Hemant Buch

Kinjal Buch

Ann Stevenson

Darryl Stow

Lisa Wang

Penny Peng

Angela Chen

Jeff Moe

Mahesh Palanka

Michael Gottwald

Lynn Ching

Beez Jones

Brandon Saulser

Kathy Stakley

Nivi Pahly

Alison Wong

Barbara Perzigian

Vicky Tsai

Michelle Hu

Steve Ting

Larry Dean

Louise Wong

Kam Lam

Bo Chang

Wing Kwan

Ueno Kubo

Virgil Klein

Trish Klein

Paula Davis

Lynn Ching

Dean Munro

Kevin McCleand

Christine Young

Aracadi Kolchak

Tilman Spocket

Azi Pillow

Nancy Barnett

Hsing Kung

C.C. Yin

 

 

Cupertino Chamber of Commerce

Santa Clara County Democratic Party Central Committee

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

California Apartment Association, Tri County

Sierra Club

South Bay Labor Council

DAWN

Silicon Valley Young Democrats Club

CEMA

BAYMEC

Sing Tao Daily

San Jose Mercury News

 

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