ENDORSEMENTS

These San Jose community members are supporting Raul for Mayor!

Alan “Gumby” Marques
Owner, Heroes Martial Arts
"Raul Peralez is a genuine guy who actually cares for the City of San Jose and the people who live here. He’s got a vision and a character that I believe is needed to be the leader of the 10th largest city in the country. His leadership and outreach to the small business community, in particular with the Greater Economic Task Force during this pandemic, have earned my endorsement."
Anil Patel
San Jose Small Business Owner
"We are a small multi-generational business in San Jose and Raul not only talked to us personally one-to-one, he actually took action to help us stay in business. Not for votes, but because it was the right thing to do for the neighborhood."
Chris Patterson Simmons
Owner, Neu2U Thrift Boutique
“Raul listens to the voices of our small businesses and takes action to ensure we can thrive and serve our community.”
Dan Gordon
Owner, Gordon Biersch Brewery
“Raul’s record of achieving results by bringing all sides together is the leadership we need to get our city back on track.”
Halfdan Hussey
CEO & Co-founder of Cinequest & Creatics Enterprises
“Raul Peralez brings a deep commitment to San Jose and an exemplary record of public service. He has many dimensions in his interests and allegiances from business to culture to seeing people from all walks of life thrive. He is a kind person, yet he also demonstrates the toughness necessary to make a stand and handle the pressures of being Mayor.”
Jeanne Serpa
Community Member
"Raul's love for the San Jose community is evidenced in his continued dedication to ensure economic stability, social equity and safety. I have complete confidence in his ability to lead San Jose in a way that will bring us together to make it the best city in the country. It is my honor to endorse Raul Peralez as the next mayor of San Jose."
Ken Kelly
Member, San José Small Business Advisory Task Force
"Raul Peralez demonstrates an excellent understanding of how business works in San Jose. His various cooperative efforts with District 3 business neighborhoods and individual business owners, managers and employees can and should be replicated throughout San Jose. Additionally, his work as a San Jose Police Officer provides all of us with valuable insights on how to make San Jose a safer city for everyone."
Lennies Gutierrez
Latino Leadership Alliance
“Raul is committed to an economic pathway of recovery for all of San Jose’s communities, and is working to ensure housing equity, economic justice and bridging the digital divide.”
Mimi M Hernandez
Business Advocate and Leader
"As a small business advocate and business leader; I am endorsing Raul Peralez for SJ Mayor. Raul has a strong record in fighting for equity, building strong communities and creating opportunities for our families and small businesses."
Nicole Le
Owner, Tripshot
“Raul understands that ensuring public safety for every San Jose family, and our city’s businesses and employees is essential to creating a thriving city.”
Serena Alvarez, Esq.
Willow Glen Resident & Civil Rights Advocate
"I trust Raul. He embraces humility in leadership and is seasoned in drawing people together with diplomacy. San Jose Mayoral strength is rightly rooted in effective teamwork for the greater good of all city residents, not strong-arming for or deferring to powerful, well-funded interests. Raul Peralez is a remarkable team player, an outstanding team leader and absolutely the right choice to be San Jose’s next Mayor - for all."
Silicon Valley Young Democrats
“The Silicon Valley Young Democrats are proud to early endorse Raul Peralez for Mayor of San Jose. Raul has worked tirelessly throughout his time on City Council to make San Jose a place of opportunity for all, to build bridges between the community and the city, and to reach across the political divides that have riven our local government in recent years. It is this record of consensus-driven leadership, and his vision for a San Jose that is strong, prosperous, and above all inclusive, that makes Raul Peralez – a former Young Dem himself – our endorsed candidate for Mayor of San Jose.”
Simon Michael Aslanpour
Owner, Blooming Bouquet Events and Florist
"Raul Peralez is the clear choice for mayor of San Jose. As an elected councilman and active member of countless organizations, Raul is a proven and prudent leader. Most Importantly, he knows how to bring people together and bridge divisions. It is significant that Raul not only brings us a vision of progress, but he also understands the nuts and bolts of the small businesses. We can count on Raul Peralez to keep us moving with his proven brand of leadership. Raul is exactly what our city needs as the next mayor of San Jose."
Sylvia Alvarez
Evergreen School District Board of Trustees, Emeritus
“My late husband, Sal, and I dedicated our careers and family life to serving and lifting up working families across our valley, state and nation. Raul Peralez honors the sacrifice and legacy of many by his tremendous respect and leadership for all hardworking families across San Jose. Raul has my full support for San Jose Mayor.”
Sylvia Arenas
San Jose City Council Member
“As Mayor, Raul will continue his fight to ensure the needs of San José’s working families are addressed in our city’s policies and our city’s budget.”
Tamiko Rast
Owner, Rasteroids Design
"Raul was instrumental in advancing Japantown's initiatives, including relocation of the Japantown Farmer's Market, improving our community's safety, and providing business support during COVID. Without his leadership, our community would not have made the strides that it has in such a short amount of time."
Thang Le
Owner, Lee’s Sandwiches
“Raul’s leadership is essential to rebuilding our small businesses as we emerge from this pandemic, and we look forward to working with him as our next mayor to create a thriving and exciting future for our city.”

Join These Elected and Community Leaders  Supporting Raul!

Current & Former Elected Officials
Sylvia Arenas
San José City Council
Magdalena Carrasco
San José City Council
Maya Esparza
San José City Council
Sergio Jimenez
San José City Council
Ron Gonzales
Former Mayor of San José
Kansen Chu
Former California Assemblymember
Ellen Kamei
Mayor of Mountain View
Darcy Paul
Mayor of Cupertino
Sergio Lopez
Campbell City Council
Karina Dominguez
Milpitas City Council
Lucas Ramirez
Mountain View City Council
Alicia Aguirre
Redwood City Council
Esmeralda Soria
Fresno City Council
Veronica Vargas
Tracy City Council
Rene Spring
Morgan Hill City Council
Rosemary Kamei
Santa Clara County Board of Education
Ernesto Bejarano
Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees
Corina Herrera-Loera
Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees
Andres Quintero
Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees
Sylvia Alvarez
Evergreen School District Board of Trustees, Emeritus
Omar Torres
San José Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees
Gary Kremen
Valley Water Board of Directors
Community Organizations
Community Leaders
Peter Allen
District 6 Resident
Tamara Alvarado

Arts Leader
Serena Alvarez, Esq.
Willow Glen Resident & Civil Rights Advocate
Juan Carlos Araujo
Co-Founder, Empire Seven Studios
Tony Arreola
DAL Properties
Jeff Arrillaga
Urban Community
Simon Michael Aslanpour
Blooming Bouquet Events and Florist
Rodney Baca
The Shop by Chef Baca
Steve Borkenhagen
Business Owner
Pete Carrillo
Silicon Valley Advisors
Gary Dillabough
Urban Community
Josh Englander
Suffolk Construction
Chris Esparza
Giant Creative
Cosme Fagundo
Wilco Management
Patricia Gardner
Nonprofit Leader
Adolfo Gomez
Mezcal Restaurant
Dan Gordon
Gordon Biersch Brew Co.
Lennies Gutierrez
Latino Leadership Alliance
Sean Kali-rai
Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance
Takahiro Kitamura
State of Grace Tattoo Shop
Mark Lazzarini
DAL Properties
Tin Le
Owner & Founder, SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant
Thang Le
Lee's Sandwiches
Nicole Le
TripShot
Mauricio Mejia
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Sarju Naran
Employment Attorney
Martha O'Connell

GSMOL Region Manager, Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League
Georgia Platts
Evergreen Resident
Tamiko Rast
Rasteroids
Amanda Rawson
San José Arts Advocates/Womanhood Project
Brendan Rawson
Executive Director, San José Jazz
Dalia Rawson
Artistic Director, New Ballet - San Jose
Eric Roberts
President, South Bay Spirits
Rich Robinson
Principal, Robinson Communications
Jeanne Serpa
Community Member
Chris Simmons
Owner, New2U
Khuong Truong
KT Electronics
Wisa Uemura
Japantown Resident

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