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Special District

Duplicate - Formerly City of Santa Clara CouncilCandidate for City Council

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Suds Jain

Retired Electronics Engineer
5,319 votes (15.43%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce traffic congestion by requiring aggressive transportation demand management (TDM) programs for new developments with penalties for not meeting targets
  • Provide more affordable housing by demanding more from developers of both residential and commercial properties
  • More open government with more advanced noticing of meeting agendas and more community meetings that are video recorded and streamed



Profession:retired electronics engineer
retired, none (2008–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Clara, CA — Appointed position (2015–current)
Senior Manager, Broadcom Corp. (1998–2008)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering (1985)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Electrical Engineering (1983)

Community Activities

Board Member , (2012–current)


I was born in Delhi, India in 1961. My family moved to Davis, California when I was 3 years old.

I attended Davis public schools and then attended M.I.T. where I earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering.

Upon graduating, I worked for Bell Communications Research (offshoot of Bell Labs) in Red Bank, NJ.

I moved to Redwood City in 1990 to work for a startup. I worked at various companies in the Bay Area until I retired in 2008 to work on the issue of Climate Change.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
  • League of Conservation Voters

Elected Officials (2)

  • Jerry Marsalli, City of Santa Clara Council Member
  • Will Kennedy, former City of Santa Clara Councilmember

Individuals (1)

  • Dale Jones, Superintendent and Executive Director, Discovery Charter School, San Jose

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