Re-Elect Steven Scharf to Cupertino City Council



      

      

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Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and San Jose Mercury News Endorse the Two Developer-Controlled City Council Candidates, J.R. Fruen and Hung Wei!

       

As expected, the developer-controlled Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and San Jose Mercury News endorsed the two developer-controlled City Council Candidates, J.R. Fruen and Hung Wei. In the 2018 City Council election, Hung Wei, Orrin Mahoney, and Savita Vaidhyanathan had nearly $600,000 in Developer PAC money spent on their behalf. All three were endorsed by the San Jose Mercury News and by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. All three lost. Cupertino voters were smart enough to vote for grassroots, resident-focused candidates in 2018, and hopefully this will be the case again in 2020. You can see yard signs for J.R. Fruen and Hung Wei on developer's properties throughout Cupertino though the illegally placed signs have been being removed.

Please vote for the resident-supported candidates Steven Scharf and Kitty Moore. Don't let big money buy a City Council that they can control.

I am Proudly NOT Endorsed or Funded by the Developer-Controlled Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and the San Jose Mercury News, Developers, or Special Interest Groups!



Sierra Club Endorsement

I am pleased to accept the endorsement of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. I joined the Sierra Club in 1980, days after moving to California. I led hundreds of trips for the Sierra Club Activities Sections (Ski Touring, Bicycling, and Sierra Singles). I met my wife on a Sierra Club Hike from Monte Bello Open Space Preserve to Ridge Winery. I also raised thousands of dollars for the National Sierra Club.



Latest Flyer, "A Battle for the Soul of Cupertino"




Letter from Cupertino Mayor Steven Scharf   


Asking for money is the worst part of running for office. Unlike some other candidates, I am not supported or funded by developers (or their Astroturf groups), corporate interests, or the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. Mine is strictly a grassroots campaign.

Currently, the City Council has a 4-1 pro-resident majority. Before the 2018 election we had a 3-2 anti-resident majority and many of the problems facing Cupertino are a result of the prior City Council's actions and the undue influence that development interests had.

In 2018 ALL three of the pro-resident City Council candidates won and ALL of the developer-controlled candidates lost. This was in spite of (or because of) the developer-backed candidates being endorsed by the San Jose Mercury News and the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. We need to ensure that the 2020 developer-backed candidates are not elected (two are running, one ran and lost in 2018). In 2018, developers spent nearly $600,000 trying to elect Hung Wei, Orrin Mahoney, and Savita Vaidhyanathan, and no doubt that they're gearing up once again.

We are working to undo the damage of prior City Councils. It's a long, tedious process. A 4-1 pro-resident majority is an incredible achievement given the tens of millions of dollars that developers have spent, unsuccessfully, trying to elect candidates that will vote against the best interests of residents. We'd love to make it 5-0 in 2020!
Winning an election requires money. In 2016 I collected 1/6th the amount of the money that the developer-owned candidates spent. This was accomplished with an army of unpaid resident volunteers that the developers had no way of duplicating. This time, without being able to go door-to-door to talk to residents, due to Covid-19, it will take more money.

Help stop the exploitation of Cupertino. $25, $50, $99, any amount helps. If I can get 200 people to donate $99 it would be enough money. Please click on the Donate link below.




Proudly NOT Endorsed or Funded by the Developer-Controlled Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and San Jose Mercury News, Special Interest Groups, or WIMBYs!

Steven Scharf for Cupertino City Council 2020 FPPC ID #1388099