As a Bay Area native, I have found a home in Sunnyvale, the Heart of Silicon Valley, and I want to do my part to make sure Sunnyvale residents have the highest quality of life possible. I have the experience necessary to best serve the community as I have served the City of Sunnyvale in various capacities.
As an appointed Library Board Trustee, I have passionately advocated for the development of the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center. I have also volunteered at local book sales at the quarterly Friends of the Sunnyvale Library book sales.
As a Senior Congressional Aide to Congressman Ro Khanna, I worked diligently with Sunnyvale city staff and Sunnyvale-based businesses and non-profits to address the proposed budget cuts by President Trump. I gathered the input of the possible consequences on Sunnyvale’s quality of life from the proposed budget cuts to funding sources like Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), section 8 housing vouchers, energy subsidies and more. I also served as the Congressman’s representative on the Santa Clara County Federal Affairs Advocacy Task Force, where I provided feedback to the County Supervisors to make informed decisions on vital county services as well.
As a Congressional Aide to Congressman Mike Honda, I served as his point staffer for transportation policy and worked with the community to address the issue of airplane noise as well as bringing BART to Santa Clara. I also served as the Congressman’s commerce staffer, where I worked with local businesses and the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce to address the needs of investment in education and workforce development programs, funding for micro-business loans, and legislative action on issues like patent reform.
As a current Housing & Transportation Policy Specialist to Councilman Chappie Jones in San Jose, I have had first hand experience in all of the operations a Councilman deals with. I am ready to serve the City of Sunnyvale as a Councilmember, and I ask for your vote to help me help our community.
Housing & Transportation Policy Specialist – Office of Councilman Chappie Jones, City of San Jose
Chair of the Sunnyvale Library Board
Senior Congressional Aide, Congressman Ro Khanna
Congressional Aide, Congressman Mike Honda
Public Policy Aide, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
B.A. in Urban Studies & Planning, Minor in Political Science, UC San Diego