A letter from Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio
I am seeking your support to be the next Mayor of San Jose. It has been an honor and a privilege to work as a Councilmember serving the greater Santana Row, Rose Garden and Willow Glen areas. During my seven year tenure, I have never missed a council meeting or council committee meeting. I have led and collaborated with residents, neighborhood schools, fellow councilmembers and Mayor Reed on efforts aimed at pension reform, reducing speed limits around schools, restoring our Municipal Rose Garden, facilitating trail development, maintaining the Airport Curfew, and preventing the sale and closure of a fire station. I am also happy to have supported initiatives that originated with each of my 10 council colleagues, since no one individual has a monopoly on good ideas.
Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio has always been independent. He has never been controlled by nor is he accepting endorsements from corporations, labor unions, special interest groups or former elected officials who are now lobbyists.
As the son of immigrant parents and retired teachers, I value hard work, education and financial responsibility. In my personal case, my work experience started in middle school, with a morning and afternoon paper route. My 18 years of private sector high tech experience contributed to the City of San Jose saving over $1,400,000 dollars on a single purchase of technology.
I hope you will attend one of the numerous candidate forums scheduled over the next few months in order acquaint yourselves with all of the candidates, including myself, that are seeking to serve residents as the next mayor of San Jose. I humbly request your vote and your support.