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2006 San Jose mayoral election
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  Mayor Chuck Reed speaking at the opening ceremony. (2840730500) (cropped).jpg Official picture of Cindy Chavez (1).png 3x4.svg
Candidate Chuck Reed Cindy Chavez David Pandori
Party Democratic Democratic Nonpartisan
First-round vote 36,401 29,295 22,581
First-round percentage 28.79% 23.17% 17.86%
Second-round vote 117,394 80,720
Second-round percentage 59.26% 40.74%

  Dave Cortese (1).jpg
Candidate David Cortese Michael Mulcahy
Party Democratic Nonpartisan
First-round vote 20,691 13,580
First-round percentage 16.37% 10.74%

Mayor before election

Ron Gonzales
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Chuck Reed
Democratic

The 2006 San Jose mayoral election was held on June 6 and November 7, 2006 to elect the Mayor of San Jose, California. It saw the election of Chuck Reed.

Incumbent mayor Ron Gonzales was term limited.

Because no candidate managed to receive a majority of the vote in the initial round of the election, a runoff election was held between the first round's top-two finishers.

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San Jose, California

San Jose, California

San Jose, officially the City of San José, is a major city in the U.S. state of California, the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley, and largest city in Northern California by both population and area. With a 2020 population of 1,013,240, it is the most populous city in both the Bay Area and the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2015 population of 7.7 million and 9.7 million people respectively, the third most populous city in California, and the tenth-most populous in the United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 sq mi (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County and the main component of the San Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated population of around two million residents in 2018.

California

California

California is a state in the Western United States, located along the Pacific Coast. With nearly 39.2 million residents across a total area of approximately 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), it is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. It is also the most populated subnational entity in North America and the 34th most populous in the world. The Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions respectively, with the former having more than 18.7 million residents and the latter having over 9.6 million. Sacramento is the state's capital, while Los Angeles is the most populous city in the state and the second most populous city in the country. San Francisco is the second most densely populated major city in the country. Los Angeles County is the country's most populous, while San Bernardino County is the largest county by area in the country. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; and it has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Chuck Reed

Chuck Reed

Charles Rufus Reed is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th Mayor of San Jose, California from 2007 to 2014.

Incumbent

Incumbent

The incumbent is the current holder of an office or position, usually in relation to an election. In an election for president, the incumbent is the person holding or acting in the office of president before the election, whether seeking re-election or not. In some situations, there may not be an incumbent at time of an election for that office or position, in which case the office or position is regarded as vacant or open. In the United States, an election without an incumbent is referred to as an open seat or open contest.

Ron Gonzales

Ron Gonzales

Ronald R. Gonzales is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, who served as the 63rd Mayor of San Jose, California. Gonzales was the first Hispanic to serve as Mayor of San Jose since 1845.

Term limit

Term limit

A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office. When term limits are found in presidential and semi-presidential systems they act as a method of curbing the potential for monopoly, where a leader effectively becomes "president for life". This is intended to protect a republic from becoming a de facto dictatorship. Term limits may be applied as a lifetime limit on the number of terms an officeholder may serve, or the restrictions may be applied as a limit on the number of consecutive terms they may serve.

Candidates

Advanced to runoff
Eliminated in first round
  • John Candeias
  • David Cortese, San Jose city councilor since 2000 and former member of the East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees (1992–2000)[1]
  • Timmothy K. Fitzgerald
  • Larry Flores
  • Michael C Macarelli
  • David Pandori, deputy district attorney since 1998 and former San Jose city councilor (1991−1998)[1]
  • Jose Aurelio Hernandez
  • Michael Mulcahy, realtor[1]

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Results

First round

First round results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chuck Reed 36,401 28.79
Democratic Cindy Chavez 29,295 23.17
Nonpartisan David Pandori 22,581 17.86
Democratic David Cortese 20,691 16.37
Nonpartisan Michael Mulcahy 13,580 10.74
Nonpartisan John Candeias 1,100 0.87
Nonpartisan Timmothy K. Fitzgerald 1,032 0.82
Nonpartisan Michael C Macarelli 654 0.52
Nonpartisan Larry Flores 653 0.52
Nonpartisan Jose Aurelio Hernandez 441 0.35
Total votes 126,428
Runoff results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chuck Reed 117,394 59.26
Democratic Cindy Chavez 80,720 40.74
Total votes 198,114

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Democratic Party (United States)

Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Founded in 1828, it was predominantly built by Martin Van Buren, who assembled politicians in every state behind war hero Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party. Its main political rival has been the Republican Party since the 1850s, with both parties being big tents of competing and often opposing viewpoints. Modern American liberalism — a variant of social liberalism — is the party's majority ideology. The party also has notable centrist, social democratic, and left-libertarian factions.

Chuck Reed

Chuck Reed

Charles Rufus Reed is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th Mayor of San Jose, California from 2007 to 2014.

Cindy Chavez

Cindy Chavez

Cindy Chavez is an American politician who serves as the Santa Clara County supervisor representing district two, which is home to nearly 400,000 residents in Downtown, East, and South San Jose. Her public service career began in the 1990s as a policy analyst for health care, public health, human services and transportation for the Board of Supervisors. She served two terms on the San Jose City Council, where she was also Vice Mayor, and also served on the board leadership of public agencies such as the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, and executive director of Working Partnerships USA and the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council. She has unsuccessfully run for Mayor of San Jose twice. She is a graduate of San Jose State University, is married and has a son in college.

Source: "2006 San Jose mayoral election", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 12th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_San_Jose_mayoral_election.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d e Lagos, Marisa (May 28, 2006). "VOTER'S GUIDE TO THE JUNE 6 CALIFORNIA PRIMARY / SAN JOSE MAYOR / THE CANDIDATES". SFGATE. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  2. ^ "Santa Clara County June 6th Gubernatorial Primary Election 2006 June 6 2006 Ofificial Final Results". Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. June 26, 2006. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Unofficial Results". Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. December 4, 2006. Retrieved October 16, 2019.

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