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Dianne McKenna: Nancy brings a wide range of experience

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Quote from Hon. Dianne McKenna, former Sunnyvale mayor and former County Board of Supervisors:

12743748_10207335282132885_1895769860702355555_nNancy works in the private sector, volunteers in the non-profit sector, and serves on committees in the public sector dealing with housing, human services, land use and water. She will bring a wealth of experience to the City Council.

— Dianne McKenna, former Sunnyvale Mayor, former County Board of Supervisors

 

Dean Chu: Vote Nancy for water and habitat preservation

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Quote from Hon. Dean Chu, former Sunnyvale mayor:

dean-chuWater conservation and environmental concerns are very important to me. Nancy sought input right away to learn the issues. I was impressed how fast she came up to speed.

— Dean Chu, former Sunnyvale Mayor

My Opposition to Measure M

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September 22, 2016

Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council announces opposition Measure M

Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith announced her opposition to Measure M, Sunnyvale’s measure requiring a vote for the sale or lease of Sunnyvale public lands.

“The voters are frustrated and don’t trust the council to make great decisions.” Smith said. “I would much rather the voters of Sunnyvale — including the proponents of Measure M — support and elect council members who share their values. Measure M is not getting to the root of the problems in Sunnyvale. I don’t support it.”

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You can learn more about Nancy Smith for Council 2016 and her campaign by visiting www.nancysmith.org.

For more information, contact the Nancy Smith for Council 2016 campaign at (408) 909-8683.
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My Support for the Transportation Sales Tax Measure B

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September 22, 2016

Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council supports the transportation sales tax Measure B

Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith announced her support for Measure B, the Valley Transportation Authority’s Transportation Sales Tax measure.

“I live near the intersection of Lawrence Expressway and Old San Francisco Road – an area where many people put their lives in danger just getting to and from work and school.  Every morning, I pass two memorials.” Smith said. “We need Measure B for safety and sanity to return to our streets.”

Monies from Measure B will be used to repair our roads, increase road safety, relieve congestion, improve highway interchanges, as well as improve Caltrain, and mass transit.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You can learn more about Nancy Smith for Council 2016 and her campaign by visiting www.nancysmith.org.

For more information, contact the Nancy Smith for Council 2016 campaign at (408) 909-8683.
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My Support for Affordable Housing Measure

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September 21, 2016

Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council supports affordable housing measure

Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith announced that she supports Measure A, the County of Santa Clara’s affordable housing parcel tax measure.

“The program oversight is very thoughtful and balanced,” Smith said, “Measure A provides a great opportunity to increase the region’s supply of housing for very low-income people. We cannot let this opportunity pass us up.”

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You can learn more about Nancy Smith for Council 2016 and her campaign by visiting www.nancysmith.org.

For more information, contact the Nancy Smith for Council 2016 campaign at (408) 909-8683.
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New Key Environmental Endorsements

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September 21, 2016

Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council announces key environmental endorsements

Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith is pleased to announce that she has earned endorsements from the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter and Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters.

“Nancy has been an outstanding advocate for our environment and for making Sunnyvale a regional leader on environmental issues. She will be a tremendous steward for our green spaces and parks and focus on our sustainability,” stated Melissa Hippard from the Sierra Club.

Gary Bailey, Sunnyvale resident and Endorsement Committee member for both organizations, said, “She knows that our community is stronger, and healthier and that the value of our homes are improved by consciousness to our environmental impacts.  We are proud to endorse Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council Seat 6.”  

“I’m very pleased that these organization recognize my commitment to the environment.” Smith said. “Once elected I’ll be sure to continue to protect our natural resources and put the city of Sunnyvale on a path to lead the region in meeting or even exceeding greenhouse gas reduction goals”

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You can learn more about Nancy Smith for Council 2016 and her campaign by visiting www.nancysmith.org.

For more information, contact the Nancy Smith for Council 2016 campaign at (408) 909-8683.
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Melinda Hamilton: Seeks out under-represented viewpoints

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Quote from Hon. Melinda Hamilton, former Sunnyvale mayor:

file-oct-04-8-22-58-pmWe need lots of different views represented on our city council. Nancy will seek out and voice concerns that might otherwise go unrepresented. That’s why she has my support.

— Melinda Hamilton, former Sunnyvale Mayor

My support for using new technology the help Sunnyvale voters feel more connected

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September 7, 2016

Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council announces partnership with VoterCircle

Smith’s campaign announces today a partnership with VoterCircle. VoterCircle is an online platform that lets supporters compare their email lists against the voter data the candidate provides. Supporters then message their friends to share information about and surveys from the candidate. Recipients of the email messages respond, fill out surveys, ask questions or opt out.

Sunnyvale Council members are elected with minimal financial support from Sunnyvale citizens. Fewer than 10 individuals, on average, contributed $100 or more to all the council members elected in 2011. Smith acknowledges she sees the current mood of Sunnyvale voters as an opportunity to change the culture of campaigns in Sunnyvale. She thinks 2016 is a good time for candidates to ask for more commitment and support from Sunnyvale voters and, in turn, enable more voters to feel invested in the candidates.

Smith announced that she intends to change that.  As the race kicks into high gear, she reports that she has already received contributions from over 60 individual donors.

After two contentious races, one for Congress and one for an open Assembly seat, Sunnyvale voters are weary of getting mailers from candidates and independent groups, according to Smith.

Resident Marie Kuykendall stated, “Money spent on campaigns is such a waste!  That money could go for so many better purposes than campaign mailers! I supported Nancy’s campaign early on, but I asked her to do what she can to keep costs down. I’m pleased she listened.”

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You can learn more about Nancy Smith for Council 2016 and her campaign by visiting www.nancysmith.org.

For more information, contact the Nancy Smith for Council 2016 campaign at (408) 909-8683.
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Carelle Karimimanesh: Nancy supports survivors in Sunnyvale

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Quote from Carelle Karimimanesh, Board Member of Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse, in support of Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council:

photo-sep-06-7-59-14-amSunnyvale needs a strong voice for taking domestic violence seriously and for treating victims with sensitivity. Nancy Smith has been very supportive of me and of San Mateo County’s only domestic violence services agency, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse. She can support struggling survivors and child witnesses in Sunnyvale.

— Carelle Karimimanesh, CORA board member

Barbara Fukumoto: Nancy is best candidate for the environment

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Quote from Sunnyvale Sustainability Commission Founding member and Sunnyvale Cool Cities founder, Barbara Fukumoto:

BarbaraFukumotoAt this unique point in history, we need leaders who will prioritize protecting our air, land, and water. We need councilmembers who will view all decisions through an environmental lens. I support Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council because I believe she is the only candidate for this seat who will focus on leaving the best possible planet for our children and grandchildren.

— Barbara Fukumoto, Sunnyvale leader in sustainability