San Jose Mayor-elect taps Cortese for Vice Mayor
By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
December 4, 2006
SAN JOSE (BCN) - San Jose Mayor-elect Chuck
Reed today announced his selection of City Councilman David
Cortese, one of his opponents in this year's mayoral election,
as his vice mayor.
Cortese came in fourth place with 16 percent of the vote in June's
mayoral primary election. Reed got the most votes in June and
trounced current Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez by 20 points in last
month's runoff election.
"Councilmember Cortese shares my commitment to open government
and to reforming city hall. His broad work experience in collaboration
with other cities will be an invaluable asset as we deal with
regional issues that affect the quality of life in San Jose,''
Cortese, 50, has been on the City Council since 2000, representing
the Evergreen neighborhood. He is a lawyer by training.
"Mayor-elect Reed has declared reform the necessary first
step in restoring trust and pride in City Hall. He made a commitment
that an open, honest and transparent government will soon be a
reality in San Jose. I share that vision and look forward to doing
everything I can to implement it,'' Cortese said.
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