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Elected Officials

Michael’s work on both the City’s Library and Early Education Commission and the School Board show his dedication to public service and the children of San José. We need more leaders like Michael who are truly dedicated to improving their community.
— Mayor Sam Liccardo
  • Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San José

  • Susan Ellenberg, San José Unified School District, Board President

  • Pam Foley, San José Unified School District Trustee

  • Kimberly Meek, San José Unified School District Trustee

  • Johnny Khamis, San José City Councilmember, District 10

  • Michael Snyder, Campbell Unified School District Trustee + Library and Early Education Commission, Chairman

  • Stacey Brown, Campbell Union High School District Trustee

  • Bonnie Mace, Evergreen School District Trustee

  • Jim Zito, Evergreen School District Trustee

  • Paymon Zarghami, Former San José Unified School District Trustee, Area 4

  • Veronica Lewis, Former San José Unified School District Trustee, Area 4

Having worked closely with Michael on the San José City Library and Early Education Commission, I support his bid to retain his seat on the San José Unified School District’s Board of Trustees. I’m endorsing him because he’s a compassionate collaborator, transparent and approachable leader, and a tireless advocate for education and students.
— Kristin Rivers, Ph.D. Community Organizer, Educator & Operations Manager

Teachers and Educators

  • Mae Cendaña Torlakson, MESA - University of California, Office of the President

  • Maura Brown, Milpitas Unified School District

  • Kristin Rivers, Ph.D.- Former teacher + Library and Early Education Commissioner

  • Daniel Nguyen, Palo Alto Unified School District

  • Nancy Ellner, San José Unified School District

  • Donna Venski, Palm Beach County School District

  • Melody Mendoza, Former Principal Reed Elementary School - SJUSD



  • San José Teachers Association

  • The Mercury News

  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club (SVAPADC)

I’ve worked with Michael professionally. Michael is incredibly conscientious, helpful, and gets into the details to get great results. He was a valued member of our team. I know he’s a caring parent who spends his time and energy serving the community and bringing his kids up to be aware of the need to contribute positively to society. I completely support Michael for Trustee.
— Craig Gilden, Product Quality Manager - Apple (retired)

Community Leaders + Parents

  • Melisa McCoy-Evans

  • Dr. Laurence S. Ellner

  • Craig Gilden

  • Steve Rozmus

  • Eric Sundstrom

  • Bryan and Wendy Foote

  • Katherine Townsend

  • Jeff and Patty Laberge

  • Chris Roth, Former Chairman San Jose Library & Early Education Commission

  • Alisa Barry

  • Vanessa Vasquez Galvez

  • Molly Birchett

  • Lauren and Don Schafer

  • Jessica King

  • Chris Thompson

  • Kristen Wallace

  • Jacquie Heffner

  • Mary Pizzo

  • Laura and Robin Atkins

  • Will and Jennifer Shearin

*Partial list - All titles are for identification purposes only