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ElectionsElection season is underway in Milpitas. Here’s how to run & who’s...

Election season is underway in Milpitas. Here’s how to run & who’s already running…

Election Day is less than four months away—November 3, 2020. Milpitas holds its City elections in even-numbered years. In every election, the Mayoral seat is up for grabs (Mayors serve two-year terms). In this election, two Councilmember seats are up for grabs (Councilmembers serve for four years). 

Candidate filing just opened this past Monday, July 13, at 8 a.m., and will remain open until Friday, August 7, at 5 p.m. 

Would-be candidates can initiate their candidacies by setting up a phone appointment with the City Clerk. 

Already running in this year’s Mayoral race are repeat candidate Voltaire Montemayor, a retired geologist, and incumbent Rich Tran, who’s seeking his third term.

For City Council, the current candidates are Planning Commissioner Evelyn Chua, former Planning Commission Vice Chair Demetress Morris, Business Executive Suraj Viswanathan, and Tenant Advocate and Organizer Tiffany Vuong. Current Vice Mayor Bob Nuñez and Councilmember Anthony Phan are running for re-election to City Council, as well.

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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