Why did people who previously supported Democratic Presidential candidates vote for President Trump? County Supervisor, Joe Simitian, wanted to find out. So, he visited three counties in three separate states where he spoke with people from all walks of life. As he says, he went to do three things: to listen, to learn, and to understand.
His conversations, and more importantly his desire to listen, yielded wonderful results and built connections with people across our great nation. In his interview he also offers practical tips to help us as individuals have these extremely important conversations in our own lives.
More About Joe Simitian, County Supervisor, Santa Clara County
Joe Simitian is the County Supervisor for the Fifth District of Santa Clara County, representing Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, Stanford, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Saratoga, along with portions of Sunnyvale and San Jose. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2012 and in June of 2016 was re-elected with 89.4% of the vote.
Joe’s public service over the years includes stints as a member of the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, Mayor of Palo Alto, President of the Palo Alto School Board, and an earlier term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
Joe brings to his work a wide-ranging perspective and background — service at all levels of state and local government; hands-on experience in the private sector, as well as professional education and training particularly applicable to his work in public service.