Josh Koehn

Josh Koehn

Josh Koehn is the news editor for San Jose Inside and Metro Newspaper. Email tips to josh@metronews.com or follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Koehn.

Posts by Josh Koehn

Internal Emails Show Mike Honda Staff, Campaign Broke Laws

Staffers for Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose) closely coordinated efforts with his re-election campaign early in the race.

As one of this year’s fiercest congressional races approaches the finish line, internal emails indicate that staffers for seven-term incumbent Mike Honda (D-San Jose) violated House rules prohibiting mixing campaign activity with official business. They also suggest a pay-to-play ethic—conferring benefits to contributors and prospective donors—has taken hold in the office of a congressman who has cast himself as a leading champion of the poor.

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A Conversation with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed: Part I

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will term out of office in less than four months.

San Jose Inside editor Josh Koehn sat down for a interview last week with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. In the first part of their conversation, the two discuss the city’s controversial pension reforms, the depleted police ranks, the current mayor’s race, San Jose’s lawsuit with Major League Baseball and Reed’s insistence that he’s not a closet Republican.

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