SAN JOSE, CA, (June 1, 2022) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today published the results of its 2022 Local and Regional Candidate Questionnaire as part of its commitment to creating a more equitable, sustainable and competitive future for the communities and companies powering the innovation economy. The report includes responses from 17 candidates running for seven local and regional offices across Silicon Valley – offering a range of views on affordable housing, business competitiveness, and how to best ensure a more equitable recovery for the region’s post-pandemic economy, among other topics.
The questionnaire, spearheaded by SVLG Government Relations, is intended to better inform the general public and the media on candidate positions ahead of the June 7 California primary. SVLG is one of the few business organizations to publish its list of questions – and candidate responses – as public documents. While this is rarely done by other groups, SVLG believes strongly that both the organization’s questions and the candidates’ answers should be as open and transparent as possible.
Some takeaways from the questionnaire include:
- 66% of questionnaire participants believe that it is not the right time to raise taxes on businesses.
- 100% of questionnaire participants indicate their willingness to work toward securing additional funding to protect our region against climate change and help advance a common vision for a healthy and resilient SF Bay
- 88% of questionnaire participants committed to working toward alleviating barriers to access and costs of housing, textbooks, food and transportation for community college students.
Click here to read and download the full 2022 Candidate Questionnaire Report.
Interview Opportunities: Kristen Brown, Director of Government Relations, Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Leadership Group is a business organization of hundreds of Silicon Valley’s most dynamic companies working to shape the innovation economy of California and the nation. Founded by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, for over 40 years the SVLG has worked to address issues that affect the region’s economic health and quality of life. Today the SVLG Is focused on economic competitiveness with a special focus on diversity & inclusion, climate change and infrastructure. SVLG members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy. For more information, visit svlg.org.
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