San Jose mayoral election, 2014

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San Jose mayoral election, 2014
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June 3, 2014
→ 2018

 
Nominee Dave Cortese Sam Liccardo
Party Democratic Democratic

Incumbent Mayor

Chuck Reed
Democratic

The 2014 San Jose mayoral election was held on June 3, 2014 to elect the Mayor of San Jose, California.

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Chuck Reed is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

The election is nonpartisan per California state law, although most of the candidates chose to state a political party affiliation. A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. As no candidate received a majority of the vote, a runoff election will be held between the top two vote-getters, Dave Cortese and Sam Liccardo, on November 4, 2014.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Pete Constant, San Jose City Councilman[3]
  • Andrew Abe Diaz, perennial candidate[4]
  • Louis Garza[4]
  • Susan Marsland (running for San Jose City Council)[4]
  • Larry Rouse[4]
  • David Wall, candidate for Santa Clara County Supervisor in 2013 and for San Jose City Council in 1998[4]
  • David Warner, candidate for San Jose City Council in 2004[4]

Declined[edit]

  • Pat Waite, businessman and candidate for San Jose City Council in 2008[2]
  • Forrest Williams, former San Jose City Councilman and candidate for Santa Clara County Supervisor in 2010[5]

Primary election[edit]

Cortese is backed by public safety and labor unions unhappy with Mayor Reed's cuts to police pay and benefits.[5] By contrast, Herrera, Liccardo, Nguyen and Oliverio are "Reed loyalists".[6]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Michael Alfred
Alvarado
Bill
Chew
Dave
Cortese
Timothy
Harrison
Rose
Herrera
Sam
Liccardo
Madison
Nguyen
Pierluigi
Oliverio
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA May 15–21, 2014 461 ± 4.7% 3% 3% 26% 1% 7% 20% 11% 8% 22%

Results[edit]

Mayoral primary results, June 3, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Dave Cortese 43,887 33.72%
Nonpartisan Sam Liccardo 33,521 25.75%
Nonpartisan Madison Nguyen 26,365 20.26%
Nonpartisan Pierluigi C. Oliverio 13,197 10.14%
Nonpartisan Rose Herrera 7,950 6.11%
Nonpartisan Mike Alvarado 1,959 1.51%
Nonpartisan Timothy Harrison 1,715 1.32%
Nonpartisan Bill Chew 1,563 1.20%
Totals 130,157 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cortese, Liccardo in runoff for San Jose mayor". KTVU. June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "San Jose mayor and council races deadline passes: see who's in". San Jose Mercury News. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "San Jose mayor's race: only Republican candidate drops out". San Jose Mercury News. January 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Constant Joins Nguyen in 2014 Mayor’s Race; Liccardo Also Expected to File". San Jose Inside. August 9, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Internal Affairs: Dave Cortese says Forrest Williams won't run for mayor". San Jose Inside. February 8, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "San Jose mayoral election: Wild, jampacked race begins". San Jose Inside. December 4, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Santa Clara - Election Results". Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014.