As the March primary comes to a close for Presidential candidates, two of the City’s five city Council races will be settled on March 3. The Association has endorsed Councilmember Sylvia Arenas in City Council District 8 and Councilmember Sergio Jimenez in Council District 2.
Both candidates have demonstrated an understanding of and commitment to public safety and standing up for the interests of employees and retirees. The race in Council District 8 has become particularly heated with candidate Jim Zito coming under fire for what’s been labeled as “temperament issues” that have been brought to light by local news publications as well as the SJPOA. Because there are only two candidates, there will not be a runoff in either race. The Association has been working with other partners on this election, including the South Bay Labor Council to assist our endorsed candidates.