The San Jose City Council reconvenes Tuesday for its first meeting of the 2013-14 fiscal year. While there will be plenty of new business to discuss, much of the talk on the 18th floor could revolve around the race to replace Mayor Chuck Reed.
Pete Constant became the second councilmember to file forms that he intends to run for mayor of San Jose in 2014, joining Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, who quietly filed papers in December. Constant, however, filed not just a candidate intention statement, he also filed a Form 410, which sets up the organization of a committee. While candidates can start spending their own money to establish a campaign, they are prohibited from raising funds until December.
County Supervisor Dave Cortese is expected to run by many, but he has yet to announce any decision.
Others who have filed papers of intent to run for mayor next year include Bill Chew, Andrew Abe Diaz, Louis Garza, Susan Marsland and Mark Pham, Larry Rouse and David Wall.