Join us and our co-hosts to find out where candidates for SJ City Council District 3 (Downtown) stand on the housing crisis — and solutions. Live Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation will be provided.
The SV@Home Action Fund and more than a dozen partner organizations are excited to bring you our 2022 Primary Candidate Forum Series! Our five Forums will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the candidates in the primary elections for open seats in the State Senate, County Board of Supervisors, and City of San José, focusing exclusively on the most pressing issue in our region: affordable housing and homelessness.
This Forum features primary candidates for San José City Council District 3.
With so many members of our community experiencing unfair housing, rent-burden, overcrowding, eviction, and homelessness, it’s essential for voters to hear how aspiring elected officials plan to solve these problems. Councilmember Raul Peralez is terming-out, and several candidates are vying to become the next San José City Council Member from District 3. This forum will provide valuable insights into how those candidates plan to create a future San José that is more equitable and sustainable, where everyone has a safe, stable, affordable home.
This event will be moderated by Louis Hansen from the San José Mercury News.
Candidates confirmed to participate:
- Elizabeth Chien-Hale
- Joanna Rauh
- Irene Smith
- Omar Torres
Joining the SV@Home Action Fund as co-hosts are: the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet, the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center, California YIMBY, Destination: Home, Housing Choices, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, LEAD Filipino, Momentum for Health, the San José / Silicon Valley NAACP, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, South Bay YIMBY, Student Homeless Alliance, Streets for People, United Way Bay Area, Urban Environmentalists, the Vietnamese American Roundtable, and YIMBY Action.
This is the third in a series of five candidate forums the SV@Home Action Fund is hosting along with our co-hosts in advance of the June 7, 2022 Primary Election. All forums in the series will be held virtually via Zoom, and recordings will be posted to YouTube. Registration for all forums is free and open to the public.
- CA Senate District 10 Candidate Forum, Thursday, March 31st, 6–7:30pm. Register here
- San José Mayoral Candidate Forum, Friday, April 8th, 12–1:30pm. Register here
- San José City Council District 5 Candidate Forum, Thursday, April 21st, 6–7:30pm. Register here
- Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisorial Candidate Forum, Wednesday, April 27th, 6–7:30pm. Register here
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