Election 2020: Four Veteran Public Servants Vie for Santa Clara County’s Open Supe Seat

Lee served on the Sunnyvale City Council from 2003 to 2011, rotating into the role of mayor in 2006 and 2007 and leading the charge on environmental issues. But his 28 years of service in the U.S. Navy Reserve, is what he says best equips him for public office.

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Chu, Lee have early lead in Santa Clara County supervisor race

Lee said he knows he put in the work, because he earned a long list of endorsements – including potential future coworkers Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian – and knocked on so many doors that he wore a hole through his shoe.

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Letter: Rare successes of Santa Clara County candidate Otto Lee

Electing a supervisor should depend more on accomplishments than just time occupying office.

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Editorial: Elect Simitian, Chavez and Lee to Board of Supervisors

Lee’s commitment to public service is admirable. He served on the Sunnyvale City Council from 2003-11 before vacating his seat for a yearlong deployment in Iraq as a U.S. Navy reservist.

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An interview with County Supervisor District 3 Candidate: Otto Lee

Representing my community and advocating for improving the quality of life for my friends and neighbors is personal to me, not political.

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Otto Lee focuses on homelessness, mental health in supervisorial race

This time around, Lee is running with the message that the county must act quickly to better address the region’s most pressing concerns of homelessness, lack of affordable housing and mental health.

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San Jose Spotlight: Otto Lee lands Silicon Valley Democratic Club endorsement for county supervisor

If it were up to the Silicon Valley Democratic Club, former Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee would be joining the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

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San Jose Spotlight: Santa Clara County supervisorial candidates release fundraising hauls

The newly-released fundraising totals in the Santa Clara County supervisor’s race show a few unexpected front-runners as the candidates bolster their war chests.

Five candidates are vying to replace Supervisor Dave Cortese and represent a district that spans San Jose, Alviso, Sunnyvale and Milpitas.

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Otto Lee for Supervisor Campaign Announces More Than $200,000 Raised in First Campaign Filing Report

Sunnyvale, CA – Otto Lee’s campaign for Santa Clara County Supervisor announced today that they filed state campaign finance records that show a total of $209,508.61 in contributions from 254 donors in the first reporting period of the year ending on June 30th.  Of those contributions, 163 came from within Santa Clara County.

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Milpitas Beat: The “Green Mayor” from Sunnyvale Eyeing Board of Supervisors Seat

As the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors race heats up heading into its March, 2020, primary, one candidate who’s becoming more of a visible presence around Milpitas is former Mayor of Sunnyvale Otto Lee. 

Lee was mayor there from ‘06 to ‘07, after having been elected to the Sunnyvale City Council in ‘03. He remained on the Council ‘til 2011. Prior to his Council service, he served for 5 years on Sunnyvale’s Planning Commission, during which time people kept telling him to try for the City Council. Not only did he try, he succeeded, and ever since that ‘03 turning point, his political ambition has been awakened. 

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