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Special District

Santa Clara Valley Water DistrictCandidate for Director, Division 1

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Tom Cruz

County Employee
35,428 votes (41.33%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide stringent oversight of our $524 Million annual tax-payer funded budget and hold the Water District to the highest standard of financial accountability.
  • Push for continued water conservation programs since we are still in a severe drought by leveraging local resources, technology and partnerships.
  • Pledge to restore wildlife habitat and increased open space.



Profession:County of Santa Clara Employee
County Employee, County of Santa Clara (2007–current)
Mineta San Jose Airport Commissioner, City of San Jose — Appointed position (2015–current)



I am 50 years old and I am a long-time resident of this community with my wife. My background includes being raised with a high level of integrity as a son of a U.S. military veteran and grandson of a farmer.

I am known for being honest, caring and trustworthy. I keep my promises and I will devote myself to serving you!


I am entrusted to you by our City of San Jose Councilmember as a current Mineta San Jose Airport Commissioner representing nearly 100,000 San Jose residents. 


I am an active Board Member of my Homeowners’ Association of 600 homes in which I revitalized many projects.


For the last nine years, I committed myself to serving you as a County of Santa Clara employee. 


I attended college on a scholarship and I am a former Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Financial Representative. I will use this background to ensure that water programs directly support our South County communities of San Jose (Evergreen and Silver Creek Valley), Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy.


I would be grateful for your support in spreading the word of my candidacy for the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board this November. I am dedicated for your rights to water projects and that is why I decided to self-fund my campaign.


I invite you to visit my website at and Facebook @TomCruzforWaterDistrictBoard.


 I promise to commit myself to you!


I promise to always be your advocate!


I would be honored to earn your vote!


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