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Week 3 � MBA 502 Law and Ethics by HC120831063435

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									 LESSONS FROM THE
POLITICAL TRENCHES
             By

       Jose Esteves
   Mayor, City of Milpitas
          My Goals Today
• Share my experiences as a Filipino in
  American politics.
• Talk about my philosophy and values in
  public service.
• Draw some lessons learned.
• Promote and be proud to be a Filipino.
• Suggest some next steps.
• Respond to your questions.
                        MY STORY

•   Where I came from…
•   What was my education…
•   What I do professionally…
•   Where am I politically…
    –   Three term Mayor
    –   Landslide victories
    –   City Council – top vote getter
    –   Best elected official in Milpitas
• Why am I in public service…
                 Where is Milpitas?
Located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay,
Milpitas is an integral part of the high tech Silicon Valley.
            Profile of Milpitas
• “Crossroads of Silicon Valley” – technology
  industries with the largest employers being
  Cisco and Lifescan.
• Average Household income: Approx. $99,000
• Population – 70,000
   – Asians – 52%
      • Filipinos - largest group at 15% or 10,500
   – Caucasians – 24%
   – Hispanics – 17%
   – African-Americans – 39%
         MY PHILOSOPHY
• Maximize commitment and contributions
  to the community.
• Best preparation for higher responsibilities
  depends on ongoing activities and
  involvement.
• Be ready for any opportunity for public
  service.
“Excellence now and in the future.” J. Esteves
     Strategies for Success
• Extensive community involvement
• Leadership in various community
  groups
• Specific contributions or
  accomplishments
• Network with community at large
• Strong grassroot support
             Challenges
• Multi-cultural communities –demand
  more resources and time
• Reaching out to uninformed citizens
• Need for campaign resources –
  materials, time, energy, funds
• Differences of needs and character of
  communities
              Lessons Learned

•   Demonstrate dedication and commitment
•   Be competent in resolving issues
•   Expand involvement on a regional level
•   Work with leaders from various sectors
•   Extend support to various causes
•   Increase impact of contributions
•   Work with coalitions
NEXT GENERATION – PASSING
            THE BATON
• Appreciate public service
• Be a witness to current activities and
  issues
• Be role models yourself
• Develop strong values – honesty,
  trustworthy, ethical character
• Support causes – social, community
  development
• Demonstrate leadership

								
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