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The District 9 Team


Shirley Goings - Executive Assistant/Scheduler                 
A lifelong resident of District 9, Shirley is passionate about her community. She handles office administration, scheduling, community outreach grants, constituent services, as well as database management.
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Peter Hamilton - Chief of Staff                                                
Peter Hamilton previously worked for San Jose Vice Mayor Judy Chirco. A native San José resident, he graduated from Brown University in 2006. He is the staff member working on land use, transportation policy, budget issues, Marijuana/Drug issues, and a range of other matters.
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Andrea Hyde - Policy Aide                                                       
Born and raised in Cambrian Park, Andrea Hyde is a District 9 native.  She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Political Science-International Relations and a passion for issues affecting human rights, women and children, health, and the environment. 

Andrea is the staff member covering policy regarding public safety, human rights and social justice, and seniors, as well as public relations and communications for the Councilmember.  She also covers the Human Services Commission, Senior Commission, Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority, and Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council.
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Scott Hughes - Policy Aide                                                      
Scott Hughes was raised in Colorado and moved to California to attend school at Sonoma State University. As a Physical Education major, Scott studied Kinesiology, and outside of the classroom played soccer for the SSU Seawolves. Prior to joining the District 9 team, Scott worked for a political firm in the Silicon Valley, consulting on all types of political campaigns from the local to federal levels.

Scott covers the following committees and commissions: Community and Economy Development Committee, Neighborhood Services & Education Committee, Airport Competitiveness Committee, Airport Commission, Association of Bay Area Government, Downtown Parking Board, SJ/SV Chamber of Commerce, SCC Board of Supervisors, San José Sports Authority, Arena Authority, Baseball Stadium Project, Citizen Corps Council, Veterans and Military, and Parks & Recreation.  
Scott Hughes

Frank Ponciano - Policy Aide                                                  

Frank is a native New Yorker and a San Jose transplant. Working with PACT, Frank organized communities in the East and South of San Jose around housing, immigration and education issues. Above all, Frank is passionate about empowering historically ignored communities to take part in the democratic process. He will be joining Councilmember Rocha's staff to continue activating communities in D9.
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