Jim Zito's Endorsements

Jim Zito is Endorsed by the San Jose Mercury News:

Zito’s experience as an eight-year veteran on the board and a former member of the San Jose Planning Commission is invaluable. A retired biotech engineer, he has spent the last two years as a middle school math teacher, giving him first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by today’s educators.

Zito instituted two board committees, the Facilities Joint Use and Land Use committees, to engage the board and community in the difficult issue of how to deal with continued projections of declining enrollment. The committees offer a smart way of exploring how to generate substantial and sustainable revenue for the district while also providing the best education for students.

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Jim Zito with his daughter and son-in-law

Mayor Sam Liccardo, San Jose

Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County

Former San Jose Vice-Mayor Rose Herrera

Bonnie Mace, EESD Trustee

Balaji Venkatraman, EESD Trustee

Jimmy Nguyen, Former D8 Council Candidate

Vince Songcayawon, EESD Trustee, Retired

Burton Smith, D8CRT officer, Vietnam War Veteran

Nathan Ganeshan, Community Leader, Non Profit CEO

Remaining Endorsements - alphabetical (a partial list):

  • Bill Ashman, Steering Committee, District 8 Community Round Table
  • Jeremy & Joshua Barousse, District 8 Community Round Table
  • Denise Belisle, Former D8 Council Candidate
  • Pastor John Goldstein, Grace Church
  • Daniel Reyes, Community Leader
  • San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis
  • Wes Lee, Community Leader
  • Carlos Miranda, Cptn, SJPD Retired
  • Sandra & Rex Randles, Community Leaders
  • Robert Reese, Community Leader
  • Provi Rodriguez, Villages Resident
  • Matt Wahlin, Involved Evergreen
  • Pat Waite, Business Executive, Retired

Captain Carlos Miranda, SJPD Retired and Family

St. Francis of Assisi, Grange Community Members

The Marchana Family

Jim Zito with Frank Biehl and Steve Burnette

Jim Zito with Burton Smith and Glen Wetzel

Jim with Mike Alvarado

Jim with Daniel Reyes

Jim with Rex and Sandra Randles