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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of MilpitasCandidate for Mayor

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Bob Nunez

City of Milpitas Councilmember
3,460 votes (18.61%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Economic development– continue fast-tracked development agreements to bring in businesses.
  • Affordable Housing– will build on significant steps taken to preserve and create new housing.
  • Environment– continue push for mitigation of odor problem through collaboration, accountability.



Profession:City Council member
City Councilmen, City of Milpitas — Elected position (2016–current)


Alliant International University Ed.D./ABD, Educational Administration (2010)

Community Activities

Milpitas City Council Representative, South Bay Odor Stakeholders Group (2018–current)
Board Member, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (2018–current)
Co-chair, La Raza Roundtable de California (2011–current)
Chair, Santa Clara County Republican Party (2012–current)
Vice president, San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP (2012–current)


For 49 years, Bob Nuñez has dedicated his life to public service, a journey derived from a desire to inspire effective change through collaboration and decisive action.


He now aims to lead his community as Mayor toward a higher quality of life for all residents, with a particular focus on affordable housing, the environment, economic development, education, and public safety.


Bob has a track record of building consensus and forging partnerships, achieved in part through his widespread community involvement. Although retired from education, he continues to regularly attend parent-teacher association meetings and serves extensively with county-wide commissions, nonprofit boards and social justice organizations. These posts currently include co-chair of the La Raza Roundtable de California, vice president of the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP.


One of his most significant contributions is the establishment in 2012 of the Nuñez Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 which gives foster and at-risk youth the skills to succeed through community programs and internships. 


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Tam Nguyen, San Jose City Councilmember
  • Bob Livengood, former Mayor of Milpitas
  • Peter McHugh, former Mayor of Milpitas and former Santa Clara County Supervisor

Organizations (7)

  • Milpitas Police Officers Association
  • The Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC)
  • International Association of Firefighters Local 1699
  • South Bay Labor Council
  • Milpitas Supervisors Association
  • Milpitas Employees Association
  • Milpitas Professional Technical Association

Elected Officials (16)

  • Tony Estramera, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Board of Directors
  • Anthony Phan, Milpitas City Councilmember
  • Marsha Grilli, Milpitas Vice Mayor
  • Larry Ciardella, Planning Commissioner
  • Johnny Khamis, San Jose City Councilmember
  • Jim Beal, California Senate, District 15
  • Charles "Chappie" Jones, San Jose City Councilmember
  • J Manuel Herrera, Trustee, East Side Union High School District
  • Cindy Chavez, Supervisor District 2, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Mike Wasserman, Supervisor District 1, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Dave Cortese, Supervisor District 3, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose
  • Lan Nguyen, Trustee, East Side Union High School District
  • Frank Biehl, Trustee East Side Union High School District
  • Dick Santos, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Board of Directors
  • John McAlister, Mt View City Councilmember

Individuals (5)

  • Diana Orlando
  • Gunawan Alisantosa, former Trustee, Milpitas Unified School District
  • Wendy Stegeman, Past PACT Chair, East Side Teachers Association
  • Victor Garza
  • Machelle Kessinger

Candidate Contact Info

Phone: 408-598-6101

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