Julie Constant

Pete Constant Pulls out of Mayor’s Race

Pete Constant, the lone Republican contender in this year’s crowded field for mayor of San Jose, bowed out of the race Tuesday. His exit drops the number of San Jose councilmembers running to succeed Mayor Chuck Reed to four: Rose Herrera, Sam Liccardo, Madison Nguyen and Pierluigi Oliverio. County Supervisor Dave Cortese, who previously served on the council, is also considered a strong contender.

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Mayor Reed Sits out Mayor’s Race for Now

There are enough candidates for mayor of San Jose to field a football team with a few water boys, but no one entrant should expect the blessing of Mayor Chuck Reed just yet. With a year left on his final term, the mayor’s five pension reform supporters on the City Council—a.k.a. The B Team—are all vying to drag their files over to the 18th floor’s corner office, and he needs their support to gets things done.

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Constant Comment

Raising two kids at a time is tough; that’s why parents of twins deserve sympathy. And that’s why Fly feels doubly sorry for District 1 San Jose Councilman Pete Constant and his wife, Julie—the parents of two sets of twins, plus a preschooler. Now Fly hears that Julie Constant has pulled papers to run for the Campbell Union Elementary School District board next fall.

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