With great pride GGS endorses these 4 candidates for Gilroy City Council

(2-year term)

As a member of Gilroy Growing Smarter’s Executive Committee Carol worked tirelessly to help pass Measure H in 2016. She will defend it by making sure any challenger will be required to gather signatures to put their project on the ballot as GGS did. As the Vice-Chair of GGS, she has already invested a lot of time and energy investigating the issues and developing a plan for improving downtown. Carol is the only member of GGS running in this election and, as such, we encourage you to get involved in helping her win.

Carol is also endorsed by the South County Democratic Club, the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, as well as GGS.

Please contact her at the following to donate or volunteer:

(4-year term)

Tom is the current Planning Commission Chair who has voted against the 721 acre land grab and the bad agri-tourism development in Hecker Pass. He was neutral on Measure H in the last election but now is in full support of the Urban Growth Boundary. He said he is already seeing it’s benefits. He would also protect it from challenges by making sure the challenging group would have to gather signatures to put it on the ballot.

Tom is also endorsed by the California League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, South Bay Labor, Santa Clara County Democratic Party, South County Democratic Club, in addition to GGS.

If you would like to donate or volunteer to help Tom contact him at the following:

“My goal is to listen to the public and really let their opinion weigh heavily on decisions that I make.” – Tom Fischer

(4-year term)

Dion is a two-term, incumbent council member who also voted against the 721 acre land grab and the bad agri-tourism development in Hecker Pass. Dion did not take a position on Measure H in 2016 as he was not running for election. He does think that in the long run it will be good for the city, now supports the measure and will defend it from challenges. Dion is a straight shooter.

To help with his campaign contact him at:

(4-year term)

Tim is a motivated political newcomer who favors small business development, downtown improvement and slow residential growth. He put up a Yes on H lawn sign in 2016 and will work to defend it from challenges now.

If you would like to help with Tim’s campaign or donate, contact him at the following:


Next GGS Member Meeting:

Tuesday Oct. 16 at 7pm at the Gilroy Library Downstairs Meeting Room. All members are welcome. Contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Let's keep Gilroy healthy and beautiful!