Domingo Candelas brings Stanford experience to new role as city councilmember

Domingo Candelas served as Stanford’s director of local government affairs until earlier this year when he was appointed to the San Jose City Council to represent District 8.

As Stanford’s director of local government affairs, Domingo Candelas worked with a wide range of stakeholders to help support the university’s academic mission of teaching and research.

Now he brings that experience into his new role as San Jose City Councilmember for District 8.

“Whether with folks at different schools at the university or with external organizations like the chambers of commerce or advocacy organizations, my time at Stanford provided me with more insight into the role of advocacy and creating policy that I now carry with me as a city councilmember who is working to represent more than 100,000 people,” Candelas said.

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