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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of MilpitasCandidate for Mayor

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Rich Tran

Medical Social Worker
8,271 votes (38.51%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Moratorium on high density housing developments, until new schools and roads are built
  • Mitigate traffic
  • Lower the water utility rate



Profession:Medical Social Worker
United States Airman, Air National Guard, 129th Rescue Wing (2014–current)
Medical Social Worker, Santa Clara County Hospital (2010–current)


UCLA Bachelor's of Art, Political Science, Sociology (current)
San Jose State University Master's, Social Work (current)
New York University Master's, Public Management and Policy (current)

Community Activities

Volunteer Football Coach, Milpitas High School (2014–2014)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Dear Voters, 

I was raised in Milpitas and am a proud product of our public schools. I’m constantly proud of our city’s children, who accomplish the extraordinary such as winning high school football championships and earning admission to top universities. Milpitas’ cultural diversity, economic opportunities, and natural beauty combine to make our city one of the world’s best to raise a family. 

In recent years, Milpitas has faced a great challenge. Our city if overpopulated with unsustainable housing growth. 

Our past City Council has a proven track record of NOT prioritizing what’s most important: our families. Past elected officials have given real estate professionals unlimited access to building away at our precious land. As a result, our public schools are overcrowded, traffic is at an all time worst, our water bill is much higher, and the odor from the landfill and sewage plant continue to harm us. 

As your Mayor, we will work together using commonsense thinking. We can make decisions for a better Milpitas for generations to come. I urge you to vote for our future. 

Very respectfully,

Rich Tran, MPA, MSW


Email: mr.


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