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J. Manuel Herrera
Herrera for School Board 2010
2608 Van Winkle Lane
San Jose, CA 95116
FPPC #902708

Manuel's Professional Background and Family History

Herrera - A Highly Qualified Candidate

 

Decades of Community Service

• Board Trustee, East Side Union High School District
• Director of Planning, United Way of the Bay Area
• Ombudsman, City of San Jose
• Program Executive, National Conference for Community and Justice
• Director of Human Services, City of Union City
• Community Relations Manager, City of East Palo Alto
• BA Social Sciences, MA Urban Studies
• Alum Rock Counseling Center, Advisory Board, Vice Chair
• County Transportation Commissioner, City of San Jose appointee
• Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Minority Citizens Advisory Committee
• Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Board of Directors
• Metropolitan Education District (MetroED), Board member
• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
• Martin Luther King Association of Silicon Valley, Board of Directors
• YMCA Downtown Branch, Board of Directors
• Hospice of the Valley, Board of Directors
• Eastfield Ming Quong, Board of Directors
• Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee
• California State Democratic Party, Executive Board
Manuel picking prunes   Manuel as County Transportation Commissioner
Manuel (in foreground) picking prunes with his father
and brother in East San Jose, early 1960s.
  Appointed by Mayor Tom McEnery and the San Jose City
Council, Herrera served as County Transportation Commissioner
for seven years.
         
The Herrera Family Story: A Lifetime in the Eastside
Manuel's parents were migrant workers who settled in San Jose in 1952. When the family first arrived, they lived briefly in a tent in the Milpitas area, then in a side room of a church in San Jose’s Japan town, and finally in the basement of a family that took them in. Over the years, Manuel’s father raised six children on a modest laborer’s salary. In one generation the American dream has been fulfilled in the Herrera family. Today the family is widely known for their professional accomplishments and civic service.

Hispanic Family of the Year

In 1998, at a black-tie event attended by more than 1,000 civic leaders, the Herrera family was honored as the "Hispanic Family
of the Year" in recognition of their civic service and professional accomplishments.
  Hispanic Family of the Year

Re-Elect Herrera for ESUHSD Trustee
November 2, 2010

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