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1989-2006 (Bulk 1998-2006)

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The Mayor Ron Gonzales Administrative Papers documents the political career of Ron Gonzales. Gonzales contributed to Santa Clara County politics, first serving two terms as the Mayor of Sunnyvale (1979-1987), and an eight-year term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (1989-1996). In 1998 he was elected to the office of mayor in San José, where he served another eight years (1998-2006). The bulk of this collection documents San José city politics, which includes interactions between city, state, and the federal government. The collection includes audiovisual materials, correspondence, constituent letters, memos, newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, and press releases. Some of the topics covered include extending BART service to South San José, creation of new jobs for women and minorities, the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, education, gang prevention, and other civic related issues. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Political Records, 1989-2006 (bulk 1998-2006); Series II: VHS Tape Recordings 1992-2006 (bulk 1999-2006).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Gonzales, Ronald R., 1951-
United States -- Politics and Government
San José (Calif.) -- Politics and Government
Santa Clara County (Calif.) -- Board of Supervisors
Santa Clara County (Calif.) -- Politics and Government
Local Transit -- California -- Santa Jose

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