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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Santa Clara City CouncilCandidate for City Council, District 5

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Raj Chahal

Santa Clara Business Owner
9,365 votes (26.96%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Community Engagement - Residents First - INFORM, INVOLVE and CONSULT residents in decision making process.
  • NO to inappropriate high density housing. Placement is important. Preserve neighborhood and mitigate traffic.
  • Smart, Balanced, Controlled Growth - Time to pause and move forward with a controlled approach.



Profession:Executive, Small Business Owner
Executive, Genstor Systems, Inc. (2005–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Clara — Appointed position (2013–current)
International Exchange Commissioner, City of Santa Clara — Appointed position (2012–2013)
Member - Charter Review Committee, City of Santa Clara — Appointed position (2011–2011)


Kurukshetra University MBA, Finance & Marketing (1990)
Punjab University M. S., physics (1986)

Community Activities

President, Santa Clara Sister Cities Association (2016–current)
Board Member, Mission City Community Fund (2013–current)
Board Member, Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends (2014–current)
Graduate, Santa Clara Leadership & Citizens Police Academy (2013–2013)
Scoutmaster and Founding Member, Boy Scouts Sikh Troop 600 (2009–2011)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Santa Clara City Democratic Club
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club
  • The Mercury News

Elected Officials (3)

  • Teresa O'Neill Vice Mayor, City of Santa Clara
  • Kansen Chu - CA Assemblymember District 25
  • Debi Davis Councilmember, City of Santa Clara

Individuals (3)

  • Michael O'Halloran Planning Commissioner
  • Kathy Watanabe Councilmember, City of Santa Clara
  • Steve Kelly Planning Commissioner

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