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  Reed, Charles R. "Chuck"
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NameCharles R. "Chuck" Reed
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San Jose, California , United States
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Died Still Living
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Last ModifiedHikikomori Blitzkrieg!
Jun 01, 2010 12:07am
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Government Reform - Married - U.S. Air Force - Straight -
InfoChuck Reed was born and raised in the small farming town of Garden City, Kansas. Growing up in America’s Heartland taught Chuck the small town values he learned to live by: Tell the Truth. Keep your word. Be responsible for your actions. Follow the law.

Chuck’s first home in Garden City was in a public housing project. The Reeds were always a working class family and Chuck went to work at a very young age. He started working in elementary school sweeping floors. In middle school, he was digging ditches, shoveling gravel, and working in the fields. Chuck Reed was operating a bull dozer at age 15. By age 16, he was driving an 18 wheeler semi truck.

Chuck Reed competed for and won an appointment to the Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy was a great education and leadership training program, and he lived by an Honor Code of No Lying, No Cheating, No Stealing and No Toleration of those who do. He learned a lot of things, but the most important things he learned were core values that he lives by today: Integrity First – Service Above Self – Excellence.

Chuck Reed is a San Jose City Councilmember representing over 96,000 residents in the Alviso, Berryessa, and North San Jose areas. District 4 includes more than 2,000 Silicon Valley businesses in the Innovation Triangle area of North San Jose.

Chuck was elected to office in 2000 for a 4-year term, and re-elected in 2004 with over 86% of the vote for a second term. His Council duties include chairing the Making Government Work Better Committee and serving on the Driving a Strong Economy Committee. Chuck was a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Ethics that was responsible for revising the City’s ethics code. He also represents the City of San Jose on the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Authority.

Chuck has been an attorney in private practice in San Jose since 1978, specializing in environmental, employment, land use and real estate law, and commercial litigation.

He went to the United States Air Force Academy (BS in International Affairs and 1st in military order of merit), Princeton University (Masters in Public Affairs), and Stanford University (Law Degree).

He served in the U.S. Air Force (Equal Opportunity Officer) and was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

Chuck has been married to Paula Reed for over 35 years. They have two children, Alex Reed, who recently graduated from Santa Clara University, and Captain Kim Campbell, who is an Air Force fighter pilot.

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  06/08/2010 San José Mayor - Primary Won 76.85% (+66.92%)
  11/07/2006 San Jose Mayor Won 59.26% (+18.51%)
  06/06/2006 San Jose Mayor Primary Won 28.79% (+5.62%)
  03/02/2004 San José City Council - District 4 - Primary Election Won 86.11% (+72.22%)
  11/07/2000 San Jose City Council - District 4 Won 60.05% (+20.09%)
  03/07/2000 San Jose City Council - District 4 - Primary Election Won 42.69% (+15.40%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Santa Clara County Supervisor - District 1 - Jun 03, 2014 R Mike Wasserman
Measure B - San Jose (CA) Municipal Employee Pension Reform - Jun 05, 2012 YES Yes
San Jose City Council - District 4 - Jun 05, 2012 N Tam Truong
San Jose, CA. City Council, District 9, Run-Off - Nov 02, 2010 R Larry Pegram
San Jose City Council - District 7 - Primary Election - Jun 08, 2010 D Madison Nguyen
Santa Clara County, CA District Attorney Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Dolores Carr
San Jose City Council - District 9 - Primary Election - Jun 08, 2010 R Larry Pegram
Santa Clara County Sheriff election - Jun 08, 2010 N Richard Calderon
San Jose City Council - District 1 - Primary Election - Jun 08, 2010 R Pete Constant
San Jose City Council - District 5 - Primary Election - Jun 08, 2010 N Magdalena Carrasco
San Jose City Council - District 3 - Jun 08, 2010 N Sam Liccardo
Santa Clara County Supervisor - District 3 - Nov 04, 2008 D Dave Cortese
San José City Council - District 10 - Jun 03, 2008 N Nancy Pyle
San Jose City Council - District 4 - Special Election Run-Off - Jun 05, 2007 N Hon Thi Lien
San Jose City Council - District 4 Special Election - Mar 06, 2007 N Hon Thi Lien