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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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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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