In recent press release by San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Minh Duong is now officially endorsed by SJSV for the District 7 council seat.
This was a surprise since Councilmember Madison Nguyen received the full support of SJSV against the recall. At the candidate forum, Patrick Phu Le, Madison Nguyen and Minh Duong faced tough questions about the economy and business development vision. Nguyen despite having many friends who are members of the board of directors, could not muster enough support. Her political dependence to Labor Unions and allegiance to Cindy Chavez, the head of South Bay Labor Unions, did not help also.
SJSV ChamberPAC: Minh Duong Secures Endorsement for District 7 Council Seat
SAN JOSE – San Jose Silicon Valley ChamberPAC has endorsed City Council Candidate Minh Duong for the District 7 council seat after concluding that Candidate Duong represents ChamberPAC’s business positions on pension & benefit reform, business fee management & cost reduction to encourage improved business retention and expansion and contracting out of non-essential city services for the City of San Jose.
"During the current severe business downturn, having a councilmember representing District 7 who will embrace business friendly policies will help lead the city out of its current economic recession and facilitate improved financial stability for businesses in District 7 and throughout the City." stated Pat Sausedo, VP Public Policy for the Chamber
ChamberPAC determined that they were not able to endorse the incumbent councilmember due to her consistent failure to support ChamberPAC’s core business positions on public policy issues coming before council.