San Jose mayoral election, 2014

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San Jose mayoral election, 2014
2010 ←
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] Similar battles are being played out in elections to the San Jose City Council, where a slate of union-endorsed candidates hopes to defeat Reed-supporting candidates.[7]

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[8]
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
Total votes 130,157 100

Runoff election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dave
Cortese
Sam
Liccardo
Undecided
SurveyUSA October 20–23, 2014 540 ± 4.3% 44% 38% 19%
San Jose State University October 12–16, 2014 571 ± 4.1% 34% 26% 40%

Results[edit]

Mayoral election results, November 4, 2014[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Sam Liccardo 91,840 50.76
Nonpartisan Dave Cortese 89,090 49.24
Total votes 180,930 100

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. ^ "Balance of power at San Jose City Hall at stake in Tuesday's election". San Jose Mercury News. October 31, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Santa Clara - Election Results". Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters - Election Results, Mayor, City of San Jose". November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ Rosenberg, Mike (November 14, 2014). "No recount set in close San Jose mayor's race after speculation". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 26, 2014.