As Executive Director of Working Partnerships, Cindy Chavez pioneered the Children’s Health Initiative to provide health coverage for every child.
Cindy led the campaign to raise the minimum wage, adopt wage equality and crack down on wage theft.
San Jose was the safest big city in America during Cindy’s time on the city council.
During her two terms as a council member, Cindy built new parks - including San Jose’s first skatepark, community centers, and libraries. She ensured that sex offenders could not be secretly moved into neighborhoods.
And as our Supervisor, Cindy made Santa Clara County the first and fastest in processing of rape kits.
Cindy led the Board of Supervisors during the first year of the pandemic, when the County was one of the first in the nation to recognize the danger of COVID-19 and fully respond, resulting in some of the lowest case rates and deaths nationwide among large counties.
Cindy Chavez has championed better foster care, services for LGBTQ youth, victims of domestic violence and people living with disabilities.
Cindy has been named “best” by the California League of Conservation Voters and the NAACP.