Magdalena Carrasco has yet to be sworn in as East Side’s next council member, but she’s already positioning herself to be San Jose’s most enigmatic elected official. Just five months ago she scored a stunning upset of incumbent Xavier Campos, snaring more than 53 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. Campos, with the help of ex-supervisor George Shirakawa Jr., narrowly defeated Carrasco four years ago, in part because of a fake/illegal mailer that cast her as a proud communist to Vietnamese voters. This time around she got redemption—thanks in part to low voter turnout, Metro’s sleuthing of Campos’ indiscretions and an independent expenditure committee that bashed Baby X to the tune of $100,000 in attack ads. But since that time, Carrasco has apparently turned her back on many of her supporters, including Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo. Sources tell Fly that Carrasco repeatedly rebuffed Liccardo’s attempts to set up a meeting in the final months of election season, even though he raised money for her campaign and endorsed her candidacy. Even stranger, in the weeks preceding the election she took an extended meeting with mayoral runner-up Dave Cortese—despite the fact that he endorsed her opponent, Campos. Cortese told voters as much at a forum on the campaign trail. But this isn’t the first time Carrasco has shifted allegiances. After receiving staunch support from Mayor Chuck Reed in 2010, she went out of her way this past year to say she never supported his pension reforms. The obvious conclusion would be she’s cozying back up to organized labor, but Carrasco told Fly this summer not to assume anything and that she hasn’t forgiven the attacks lobbed at her over several years. During the last two weeks, Fly went back and forth with Carrasco via text to arrange an interview, but after saying she’d be free for a quick phone call she ignored all further contact.