Sylvia Arenas

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Sylvia Arenas received her Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco in 2015. She has worked as a member of the Evergreen Elementary School District Board of Trustees [3]. She has also worked in youth and early childhood educational agencies [1]. Arenas is currently a City Council Member for San Jose [ 2, 7]. Arenas lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Evergreen [1]. 

Key Issues

Public Safety

Arenas wants to continue to reform the city’s response to rising rates of sexual assualt and improve public safety [1].

Education

Arenas has launched the City of San Jose’s Family Friendly Initiative, which is working to increase access to early education, after-school programs, safe housing, family public facilities, and paid family leave [1].

Economy

Arenas wants to continue to focus on economic development [1].

Infrastructure

Arenas wants to work to keep the city’s streets better maintained and less congested [1].

Endorsements

Zoe Lofgren: Congresswoman; Paul Fong: Assemblymember; Susan Ellenberg: Santa Clara County Supervisor; Ron Gonzales: San Jose Mayor; Magdalena Carrasco: San Jose City Councilmember; Maya Esparza: San Jose City Councilmember; Raul Peralez: San Jose City Councilmember; Sergio Lopez: Campbell City Councilmember; Rene Spring: Morgan Hill City Councilmember; Kansen Chu: Berryessa Union School Board Trustee; Lorena Chavez: East Side Union High School District Vice President; Eddie Garcia East Side Union High School District Board Trustee, Ret; Karen Martinez: San José-Evergreen Community College District Vice President; Maria Fuentes: San José-Evergreen Community College District Trustee; Craig Mann: San José-Evergreen Community College District Trustee; Omar Torres: San José-Evergreen Community College District Trustee; Mayra Cruz: San José-Evergreen Community College District Trustee, Ret; Christopher Corpus: Evergreen Elementary School District Board Member; Patti Andrade: Evergreen Elementary School District Board Member ; Sylvia Alvarez: Evergreen Elementary School District Board Member, Ret; Betty Martinez: Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Trustee; Brenda Serrano: Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Trustee; Corina Herrera-Loera: Alum Rock Union School District Trustee; Dolores Huerta: Community Leader; Ed Alvarez: Community Leader; Rose Amador Lebeau: Community Leader; Laura Arechiga: Community Leader; Surjit Baines: Community Leader; Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal: Community Leader; Jeremy Barousse: Community Leader; Alison Brunner: Community Leader; Pete Carrillo: Community Leader; Mita Dey: Community Leader; Craig Ferguson: Community Leader; Patricia Gardner: Community Leader; Gabriel Gonzalez: Community Leader; Kanta Khiatani: Community Leader; Lach Khiatani: Community Leader; Monica Kitchiner: Community Leader; Luc Ha Thi Le: Community Leader; Monica Mallon: Community Leader; Patricia Mendoza : Community Leader; Daniel Reyes: Community Leader; Angel Sangalang: Community Leader; Andres Solomonoff: Community Leader; Elbow Teodoro: Community Leader; Cindy Tirado: Community Leader; Jack Ybarra: Community Leader; Theodoris Young: Community Leader

Sources

1 Official Website

2 LinkedIn

3 Ballotpedia

4 Instagram

5 Facebook

6 Twitter 

7 San Jose Website