Why are you running for Santa Clara County Supervisor and what makes you qualified to represent District 1?. As mayor and a retired firefighter, I am uniquely qualified to be the next Supervisor for District 1. I have been an advocate for South County while serving on different boards including VTA, the Caltrain Local Policy Maker Group, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. While serving, my top priority has been making sure that South County gets its fair and equitable share of regional resources. I have a track record of getting things done and I know my work at the local and regional level will allow me to hit the ground running on day one on the Board of Supervisors.