Milpitas Councilwoman Carmen Montano Joins AD 25 Race

Milpitas City Councilwoman Carmen Montano announced Monday that she’s jumping into the race for the 25th Assembly District. The news comes after two of her fellow Milpitas elected—Mayor Rich Tran and Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez—opted out of the AD 25 contest to focus on serving out the rest of their respective terms.

Montano’s candidacy brings the number of contenders for Assemblyman Kansen Chu’s seat to seven. She’ll be running against personal injury attorney Anne Kepner, Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee Anna Song, Santa Clara Unified School District trustee Jim Canova, “Silicon Valley for Pete” Buttigieg organizer Natasha Gupta, San Jose policy advisor Alex Lee and sole Republican in the race Bob Brunton.

Before winning a seat on the Milpitas council, Montano taught in the Franklin-McKinley School District and served as a Milpitas Unified School District trustee.

In a press release about her AD 25 bid, she called teaching her calling and community advocacy her passion. “As a teacher, I spent my career preparing my students for the jobs of tomorrow,” she said. “I want to continue my career in public service. I am running for Assembly because our families need a voice in California and someone who will work to make sure that California provides the opportunities for people to succeed.”


    • Is sjoutsidethebubble serious, or using irony to point out that our species evolved with carbon levels in the atmosphere below 350ppm. Now that it is over 410 ppm and rising, we have too much of a good thing. And it is killing the planet’s biosphere upon which we humans depend. We can prevent a runaway vicious cycle if we move quickly and boldly. Unfortunately, the climate deniers are busily spreading confusion.

      • > Now that it is over 410 ppm and rising, we have too much of a good thing.

        OK. So if we reduce our carbon emissions, where are we going to stash the carbon that we don’t emit?

        My guess is that we will have to stash it somewhere in the universe.

        So, if we load up the universe with our excess carbon, and carbon becomes the third most abundant element instead of the fourth most abundant element, then wnat?

        We have just created a universe size carbon emissions crisis. How does that help things?

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