Dave Cortese

Does Mayor Sam Have the Votes?

Mayor Chuck Reed, left, will sooon hand the baton to Sam Liccardo, and with it come a host of issues that will need to be resolved. (File photo)

People opposed to incoming Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo are also concerned with an interim appointment to the District 4 council seat, fearing it will give the mayor a governing majority. The truth is Liccardo already has a majority.

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Mayor Liccardo’s Biggest Test

Sam Liccardo claimed victory in a close San Jose mayor's race with a little more than 51 percent of the vote. Final totals have still yet to be announced. (Photo by Brian Kirskey)

San Jose’s new mayor faces huge challenges. The most striking problem is not simply putting more cops on the street, though it is an important goal. The real work will be bringing a divided city together.

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Election Night 2014 Slideshow

No one tells a diddy like former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery. (Photo by Brian Kirskey)

The votes have been counted—most of them anyway—and it’s time to reflect on all that went into the 2014 Midterm elections. But before we do that, here’s a collection of photos from the night that was make or break for local politicos.

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