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ChamberPAC makes candidate recommendations; Chamber announces ballot initiatives endorsed | Details

ChamberPAC endorsements for November General Election

San Jose
Sam Liccardo – Mayor
Charles “Chappie” Jones – Council District 1 | View Mayor Chuck Reed’s endorsement of Chappie Jones here.
Don Gagliardi – Council District 3

Jeff Cristina – City Council

Santa Clara Valley Water District
Area 7 Gary Kremen

Santa Clara County Office of Education
Area 6–Darcie Green

San Jose Unified School District
Area 2–Susan Ellenberg

West Valley Mission Community College
Pete Constant – Trustee

Evan Low – Assembly District 28

Ro Khanna – Congressional District 17

ChamberPAC posts wins in June primary election | Details

ChamberPAC recommendations for June 3 Primary | View

ChamberPAC announces endorsements for San Jose City Council candidates in June primary. Details here

Bob Kieve named first Peter S. Carter Legacy Award recipient. Details here

ChamberPAC creates Peter S. Carter Legacy Award to honor late community champion. Details here

Chamber supports city of San Jose lawsuit to bring Oakland A’s to town. Details here

ChamberPAC Barbecue: This annual event that attracts hundreds of Silicon Valley movers and shakers. Click here for photo gallery of event.

ChamberPAC Uncorked Spring Wine Event: The ChamberPAC’s annual spring fundraiser, May 9, at the Rose Garden home of Tammy & Mark DeMattei, attracted more than 250 people. View photos here.


The San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee is a committee of the SJSV Chamber. It operates as a separate organization (ID# 77-0097252), with a separate executive committee and board of trustees.

One of the most influential PACs in the Silicon Valley, ChamberPAC advocates for candidates who share the chamber’s goal of job creation and business-friendly economic climate.


  • Successfully campaigned for the election and re-election of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, a business-friendly reformer.
  • Achieved overwhelming voter approval of pension and benefit reform in the city of San Jose in the November 2012 election.
  • Partnered with Mayor Chuck Reed to draft and secure overwhelming voter approval of ballot Measures V & W in November 2011. Passage of V&W laid the foundation for long-term pension and benefit reform, and is being followed closely by local government throughout the state of California and the nation.
  • Engaged in 2012 San Jose City Council and re-elections of Councilmembers Pierluigi Olivero and Rose Herrera and with the election of Johnny Khamis–all business-friendly candidates who support our reform agenda–and help to create a business-friendly majority.
  • Engaged in County Supervisorial races to secure the successful election of Supervisor Mike Wasserman.
  • Developed and distributed white papers affirming the benefits of contracting out non-essential city services. The City of San Jose approved outsourcing of janitorial services at several public city facilities in the 2012-13 budget.
  • Held a county-wide candidate school with candidates for six Silicon Valley city council offices and Santa Clara County.

President’s Circle

ChamberPAC has created a year-round program for member visibility for ChamberPAC’s largest financial contributors. The program recognizes:

  • Presidential Level: $25,000+
  • Cabinet Level: $12,500+
  • Senatorial Level: $5,000+
  • Congressional Level: $2,500+

For details on the visibility offered for each level, click here.

How to donate

ChamberPAC is currently planning for the 2014 city, county and state elections. Online contributions can be made here:


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Executive Committee*

2015 CHAIR
Dan Bozzuto
Bozzuto Insurance Services

Paul Cardus
Silicon Valley
Association of Realtors

Suzanne Salata
Garden City Construction

Anil Babbar
Santa Clara County
Association of Realtors

Tracey Enfantino
Environmental Systems, Inc.

Jan Schneider
R&J Jewelry & Loan

Jay Ross
Hopkins & Carley,
A Law Corporation

Tim Boothe
Bridge Bank

John Tang
San Jose Water Company

Matthew Mahood
San Jose Silicon Valley
Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Board of Trustees*

Tom Armstrong
HMH Engineers

Anil Babbar
Santa Clara County Association of Realtors

William B. Baron
Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore

Phillip Boyce
Boyce Associates

Rick Callender
Jorcal Hat Company

David Casas
Intero Real Estate

Marc Casto
Casto Travel

Jo Coffaro
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California

Jeff Cristina
Zanker Road Resource Management, Ltd.

G. Lee Cunningham
Bay Tanks & Boiler Works

Brad Durga
Arcadia Development Company

James J. Eller
Eller & Associates

Michael E. Fox, Jr.
Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley

Papia Gambelin
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Victor Giacalone
The Best Electrical Co., Inc.

Michael Graves
Manufactured Housing Ed. Trust of Santa Clara County

Fran Hirsch
Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore

Joshua Howard
California Apartment Association, Tri-County Division

Rolston Johnson
Butler-Johnson Corporation

Robert Kieve

Stephen T. Lopes
Western States Oil

Jeanine Lunardi
Casino M8trix

Dennis Martin
NAIOP, Silicon Valley Chapter

Charles Munger, Jr.

Marc Parkinson
Petrinovich Pugh & Co. LLP

Phil Sims
Sims & Layton

John Tittle
Y.A. Tittle & Associates Insurance Service

Bernard J. Vogel, III
Silicon Valley Law Group

* Titles are for identification purposes only.