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City of SunnyvaleCandidate for City Council, Seat 1

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Henry Alexander, III

Operations Manager/Professor
14,646 votes (39.62%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Open Space for Sunnyvale - Eliminating the trend of developers paying a fee in lieu of incorporating open space
  • Sensible Growth - Working with school districts and demand that developers give adequate financial support to the school districts so they can continue to provide quality education to every student
  • Affordable Housing - Higher percentage of truly and guaranteed affordable housing

Experience

Experience

Profession:Technology Executive/Adjunct Professor
Sunnyvale Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Sunnyvale City Council — Appointed position (2012–current)
President, Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association — Elected position (2015–current)

Education

Penn State University Bachelor of Science, Business Management/Marketing (current)
California Miramar University MBA, International Business (current)

Community Activities

Parks & Recreation Comissioner, City of Sunnyvale (2012–current)
Parks & Recreation Comissioner, City of Sunnyvale (2012–current)

Biography

Technology executive with major technology companies, adjunct professor at Cogswell College, three-time former Chair Sunnyvale Parks & Recreation Commission Commissioner since 2012 and two-time president of the Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

- I have served Sunnyvale for 8 years as an advocate for a better quality of life and 6 years as Chair of Sunnyvale’s Parks & Recreation Commission.

- My priority is to seek sensible alternatives to hyper-growth and worsening traffic and to protect our public lands, parks and open space in Sunnyvale

- My campaign is supported by Sunnyvale residents and volunteers, not by developers.

- We need a city council that will work for Sunnyvale residents, not for outside interests – that’s why I am running for Sunnyvale City Council 

As a 13-year Sunnyvale resident, I have witnessed the results of the exponential growth of our city.  What was once a place that felt like a community has now been replaced by overcrowded schools, standstill traffic, and overdevelopment which has affected our quality of life.

I have happily served for 6 years on the City of Sunnyvale’s Parks & Recreation Commission (3 years as chair and 2 years as vice-chair) with the sole focus to keep our valued open space intact.  I am proud to have led the Commission in its decision to build the Magical Bridge playground which is Santa Clara County’s first all-inclusive playground allowing kids with disabilities an equal chance to play alongside their non-disabled friends and family.

As the 4-year president of one of the oldest neighborhood associations in California (Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association), we were able to bring together thousands of homes in our communities in an effort to save parkland.  Additionally, being the point of contact by Mayor Glenn Hendricks to communicate to the neighborhood at large when any concerns or issues have been raised has helped attempt to build a bridge in the midst of contention.

My goal, if elected, would be to implement Sensible Growth, create affordable housing options, reduce traffic, and work with the school district to seek solutions for school overcrowding which is dangerously close to critical mass.

“Working with you, for a change” is your opportunity to decide to make Sunnyvale better than it has been for the past 4 years. Please consider how my priorities align with yours and I ask for your vote in November for Sunnyvale City Council, Seat #1.

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— September 24, 2018 Henry Alexander III for Sunnyvale City Council 2018

With your support I will help slow down the City’s hyper-growth, better manage the growing traffic, support our local businesses, public safety and city staff to provide us a vibrant, safe and well-run city. I invite you to visit my site at https://henryforsunnyvale.com/ to learn more about my campaign and how you can help make a better Sunnyvale.

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