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City of SunnyvaleCandidate for City Council, Seat 4

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Larry Klein

Engineering Program Manager, Councilmember
18,972 votes (46.63%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Finish the Sunnyvale Downtown to foster fiscal responsibility and pay for quality community services and safety of our neighbors.
  • Manage growth and reduce traffic to improve the quality of life of our residents.
  • Add affordable housing of all kinds while protecting the character of our neighborhoods



Profession:Engineering Program Manager, Councilmember
Engineering Program Manager, Qnovo (2013–current)
Councilmember, Seat 4, Sunnyvale City Council — Elected position (2016–current)
Commissioner, Sunnyvale Planning Commission — Appointed position (2014–2016)
Citizens Working Group, Stevens Creek Trail Joint Cities Feasibility Study — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Director and Functional Manager, Exar, Inc (2008–2012)
Commissioner, Sunnyvale Planning Commission — Appointed position (2004–2010)
Technical Manager and Program Manager, FyreStorm, Inc (2002–2008)
Member, Sunnyvale Charter Review Committee — Appointed position (2006–2007)
System Software Manager, Pluris, Inc (1999–2002)


University of Southern California Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (1989)

Community Activities

Board Member, Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association (2010–2016)
Board Member, Secretary, Sustainable Community Gardens, Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm (2015–2016)
President, Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association (2011–2013)


First, I want to thank you for your confidence in electing me in the August Special Election and I'm proud to be your new Councilmember.  I ask you to vote again for Larry Klein for Sunnyvale City Council Seat #4 in the November Election.

Thanks you for your interest in my campaign.  I moved to the Bay Area more in 1989 after graduating with a BS in Computer Science from USC.  I first settled in Sunnyvale in an apartment complex along Wolfe Road.  I have worked at numerous small high tech companies in roles including, Programmer, Lead Engineer, Manager, Director and Program Manager over the last twenty years.  I have a good understanding of how to run a company, and how to balance long-term goals with fiscal responsibility.

When my wife and I finally purchased our first home 15 years ago, it was in heart of Sunnyvale's Heritage District. Over the last 14  years, I became more active in serving our community, and I hope that I can continue to serve you as a member of City Council. My nine years of service on the Sunnyvale Planning Commission has given me extensive experience in Land Use issues, working with City Staff to craft the best project, and listening and discussing neighborhood issues.  

I have been appointed to numerous other Sunnyvale committees (Charter Review Committee, Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study Citizens Working Group), and I have actively worked on Sunnyvale non-profit boards [Sunnyvale Historical Society, Sunnyvale Community Gardens, managing Charles Street Gardens/Full Circle Farm].  I have a long list of community leaders and present/past elected officials endorsing my campaign; please take a look:

I have an intimate understanding of Sunnyvale’s historic past as well as insight into how the city curently operates.  I want to help improve the quality of life of our residents, and I feel that with your help, I can make a difference.

Your voice matters. You’re the reason that I have confidence in our future.  I am honored to serve you on the City Council, and I look forward to working diligently for all of Sunnyvale.  I am here to listen to your issues, and have weekly Friday morning office hours to hear your concerns and questions.

In November, I ask you to vote again for Larry Klein for Sunnyvale City Council Seat #4.  


Who supports this candidate?

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— October 4, 2016 KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media

Larry discusses his years of community service in Sunnyvale and his campaign priorities.

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