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Duplicate - Formerly City of Santa Clara CouncilCandidate for City Council

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Mohammed Nadeem

Professor/Santa Clara Businessman
6,895 votes (20%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing [Affordable] & Economic Vitality
  • Traffic [Less Congestion] & Fiscal Responsibility
  • Open Space [save ulistac & parks] & public safety



Profession:Professor of Business
Professor of Business [marketing], National University / Santa Clara Businessman (2003–current)
Professor [Adjunct], USF (2013–current)
Vice-Chair/Member, Citizen's Oversight Committee - Santa Clara Unified School District — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Civil Services Commissioner, City of Santa Clara — Appointed position (2004–2012)


Union Institute & University Ph.D., Business (Marketing) (2003)

Community Activities

Director, Mission City Community Fund - Santa Clara (2012–current)
Member - District Scholarship Committee, Rotary Club - Santa Clara (2011–current)
Member, past vice-chair, Historic Home Tour Committee - Santa Clara (2010–current)
Fulbright Scholar - Business [marketing], A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2013–current)
Director, Library Foundation & Friends - Santa Clara (2011–2015)


Dear Fellow Santa Claran:

Here is my Ballot Statement: As a 24 year resident of Santa Clara, husband to my wife Sarah, father of our four children, and a Fulbright Scholar & Professor, I love Santa Clara and will always put it first. First in excellent city services, Police protection, Fire safety, and an open government.

I bring a record of service to our community: two terms on the Civil Service Commission, where I worked to insure fairness. As a member of Mission City Community Fund and Rotary Club, I served in reaching out to neighbors in need. As a member of the Library Foundation Board of Directors, where I fought to bring a new library to the North Side.

Santa Clara deserves a diverse leader who will listen and make sound decisions. As a graduate of Leadership, Citizen’s Police, and Fire Academy Programs, and as your Council member I will fight for you: for low cost utilities; improved housing jobs imbalance; less traffic congestion, upkeep of parks and open space; expanded library, senior, and youth services; and a walkable downtown for abetter quality of life.

Humbly requesting your support & Vote. Thank you.

Dr Nadeem

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Santa Clara City Democratic Club
  • The Mercury News
  • Evovle -
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor Award [2015] National University, San Jose, CA.

Elected Officials (6)

  • CA State Senator - Jim Beall
  • Santa Clara County Supervisor President: Dave Cortese
  • Congressman, Keith Ellison, Dist. 5, MN
  • John McLemore - Vice-Mayor (former), Santa Clara
  • Patricia Mahan - Mayor (former), Santa Clara.
  • Congressman, Andre Carson, Dist. 7, IN.

Individuals (3)

  • 1425 Likes on my facebook page -
  • Publisher - Santa Clara Weekly
  • Steve Kelly - Chair, Planning Commission, Santa Clara

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Dear Fellow Santa Claran:

     I hope this note finds you exceptionally well! As we get close to the election-day, November 8th, I want to reach out to you and request your support and vote for my Seat #6, City Council, Santa Clara. My vision/plan for Santa Clara is available at:

     I am honored to share with you that I have been endorsed by San Jose Mercury News (October 11, 2016): "Nadeem, a professor of business administration, is a longtime civic volunteer who has run before. Nadeem is an analytical, middle-ground candidate. Nadeem has a broader, more balanced approach to issues".

     I am also pleased to share with you that I have received strong Editorial support [Milestones] from the Publisher, Santa Clara Weekly (October 12, 2016): "Nadeem's valueadded qualities is his skill to listen, process and make objective decisions. He is bright, articulate and current on the issues facing Santa Clara":…/Issue-42/milestones.html

     Please view my live interview with Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce board (August 24, 2016) to see my vision/priorities for Santa Clara:

     I am requesting you to ‘Follow the money’ and review my campaign disclosure reports of Sept 30th on the City of Santa Clara Website. I do NOT owe any favors to any special interest. I have never, ever accepted any money from PAC, SuperPAC neither in my previous elections, nor in the current election cycle. My donors are hardworking common/everyday bay area residents/Santa Clarans who are fully behind my council campaign. My Profile is available in the Santa Clara Weekly from October 5, 2016 interview with the Weekly reporter David Alexander.

      As your Council member with an 'independent voice', I will give my 100% to champion for outstanding core services, economic/fiscal responsibility and transparent city government. I am also pleased to have received strong support from a Santa Clara resident, Elizabeth Scruth in her support letter to the Mercury News wrote (October 3, 2016): “Nadeem is an independent thinker & is a passionate advocate for Women’s rights

     I am also grateful to have Citywide support among residents of Santa Clara as we've reached out to over thirty thousand city residents through our---“Liveable [Affordable] Santa Clara with a Walkable Downtown”---campaign over the Summer and Fall this year with over '1400 Likes' strong on my facebook campaign page:

    I am honored to have received strong support from a number of elected officials including CA State Senator, Hon. Jim Beall; Santa Clara County Supervisor President, Dave Cortese, and many other elected officials, city, community, and business leaders:  

     It's time for a new style of leadership on Seat #6, Santa Clara City Council. As the publisher of the Santa Clara Weekly said (Oct. 12, 2016): Nadeem is definitely an idea whose time has come”:…/Issue-42/milestones.html

     My wife, Sarah, and I will be honored to receive your 'Vote by Mail' today or on Election Day, November 8th. With your kindness, support/vote, and prayers, we will win on November 8th.

     Kind Regards, 
Dr. Nadeem - Seat #6 - City Council - Santa Clara. 


Position Papers

Employee’s (Happy) Branding Corporate’s ‘Social’ Reputation: Can You Put a Price on That?


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between Corporate ‘Social’ Reputation (CSR) and employees’ increasing usage of Social Media (SM) and related technologies in promoting and strengthening their company’s branding strategies. This study draws on the (Rokka, Karlsson, & Tienari, 2014) conceptualization of corporate reputation management in SM as balancing acts, which take place in relation to different, contradictory, and sometimes paradoxical priorities related to branding and managing employees. The research method of this study was based on the quality content analysis and primarily relied on the recent research articles, and surveys. The findings contribute to the existing discussion on the role of SM, particularly on the employees’ growing usage of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in building CSR bottom line. Future research is discussed regarding the motivation that drives employees to become brand evangelists. Key implications for researchers, practitioners and policy makers are highlighted.

Videos (1)

— October 17, 2016 Ding Ding TV - Santa Clara

Endorsement Inteview - August 24, 2016.

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