Prior to her election to the city council in June, Kamei served as a Morgan Hill planning commissioner, a trustee of the Santa Clara Valley Water district and a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Education.Read More 1
A year ago, on January 5, Rosemary Kamei told Fly she was running for San Jose City Council. And six months later, she stomped on two opponents, winning the city’s District 1 council seat outright in the primary, with nearly two-thirds of the vote. Now, a year later, she’s positioned to be named the city’s vice mayor, an announcement we’re expecting any minute now.Read More 0
Santa Clara County school board member Rosemary Kamei is the first new San Jose council candidate of the New Year, seeking to represent District 1 in West San Jose. “After careful consideration, I am jumping in,” Kamei told San Jose Inside. Rosemary is vice president of innovation and former chief operating officer at Silicon Valley Education Foundation.Read More 1
Rosemary Kamei emailed supporters and posted to her campaign website earlier today to announce that she is dropping out of the race for Santa Clara County Supervisor Don Gage’s seat. In a telephone intervew this afternoon, she said she’d made the decision partly because of the crowded field.
“I thought long and hard about this after looking at the race and considering all the candidates,” she said. Pressed to elaborate, Kamei laughed. “There’s a lot of candidates! You know—they are good candidates, and for me personally, it was a decision I’ve made for myself. I chose to step down.”Read More 14
Sitting at a café table outside Original Joe’s in downtown San Jose, Forrest Williams unzips his binder and starts flipping through the pages within, searching for a document. He finds what he is looking for: a slightly wrinkled, stapled packet of paper with a large amount of handwriting in the margins. This packet contains a long list of city council members, county supervisors, assembly members, senators and water board members—everyone the former San Jose City Councilman has ever worked with in his two decades as an elected official.Read More 17