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About

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.

Achievements

  • Successfully campaigned for the election of Mahn Nguyen for San Jose City Council District 4–helping preserve a business-friendly city council.
  • Successfully supported the elections of San Jose City Council Members Chappie Jones (District 1), Magdalena Carrasco (District 5), Pierluigi Oliverio (District 6), Rose Herrera (District 8), Donald Rocha (District 9) and Johnny Khamis (District 10), as well as helping to elect back-to-back pro-business San Jose Mayors – former Mayor Chuck Reed and current Mayor Sam Liccardo.
  • Successfully supported the campaigns of Assemblyman Evan Low, Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Office of Education Trustee Darcie Green, Campbell City Councilman Jeff Cristina, and San Jose Unified School District Trustee Susan Ellenberg.
  • 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.
  • Passage of V&W laid the foundation for long-term pension and benefitreform, 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+

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ChamberPAC is currently planning for the 2016 elections. Online contributions can be made here:

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Paid for by the San Jose Silicon Valley ChamberPAC, FPPC# 820668

Executive Committee*

2016 CHAIR
Paul Cardus
Silicon Valley
Association of Realtors

CHAIR ELECT
Tracey Enfantino
Environmental Systems, Inc.

BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Suzanne Salata
Garden City Construction

CANDIDATE CULTIVATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
David Casas
Intero Real Estate

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
CO-CHAIR
Tracey Enfantino
Environmental Systems, Inc.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
CHAIR
Jan Schneider
R&J Jewelry & Loan

AT-LARGE MEMBER
Jay Ross
Hopkins & Carley,
A Law Corporation

John Tang
San Jose Water Company

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Tim Boothe
Bridge Bank

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Dan Bozzuto
Bozzuto Insurance Services

PRESIDENT & CEO
Matthew Mahood
San Jose Silicon Valley
Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Board of Trustees*

Tom Armstrong
HMH Engineers

Anil Babbar
Pacific Gas & Electric

William B. Baron
Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore

Phillip Boyce
Boyce Associates

David Casas
Intero Real Estate

Rahul Chandhok 
San Francisco 49ers

Jo Coffaro
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California

Neil Collins
Santa Clara County Association of Realtors

Jeff Cristina
Zanker Road Resource Management, Ltd.

G. Lee Cunningham
Bay Tanks & Boiler Works

Brad Durga
Arcadia Development Company

Michael Graves
Manufactured Housing Ed. Trust of Santa Clara County

Lennies Gutierez
Comcast

Joshua Howard
California Apartment Association, Tri-County Division

Rolston Johnson
Butler-Johnson Corporation

Robert Kieve
KLIV/KRTY Radio

Dennis Martin
NAIOP, Silicon Valley Chapter

Charles Munger, Jr.

Marc Parkinson
Petrinovich Pugh & Co. LLP

Kenneth Rowell
Bay Area Builders

Tim Steele
The Sobrato Organization

John Tittle
Y.A. Tittle & Associates Insurance Service

Bernard J. Vogel, III
Silicon Valley Law Group

Mark Waxman
CBIZ

* Titles are for identification purposes only