"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Arriving in San Jose in 1990, Steve attended Santa Teresa High School within District 2, where he met his wife and the mother of his two children Rosa.
After graduating in 1993 Steve interned with then District 2 City Councilmember Charlotte Powers as a community worker. As a college student he went on to work for the San Jose Police Department, through then Mayor Susan Hammer's Gang Taskforce, as a Community Worker counseling at risk youth in South San Jose. Additionally, Steve worked for the Oak Grove Unified School District, specifically at Bernal Intermediate School, as a Guidance Aide.
In 1996, Steve graduated from the self sponsored Police Academy and started a career in global security within the world of Silicon Valley Tech. Where he quickly moved up in the industries' rank and file, to positions managing global security programs for some of the worlds largest tech companies.
2003 marked the start of his entrepreneurial drive. Starting with the founding of his first security consultation company. Then blossoming into companies servicing various leading technology firms, as well as civic clients employing some 120 people across 4 states.
In 2012, Steve gained national notoriety when he intervened in the escape of several armed bank robbers in District 2 after they robbed a Bank of America. Capturing and subdueing a suspect, later identified as the leader of an organized crime syndicate, allegedly responsible for multiple felonies and murder across the state. The subsequent citizens arrest by Steve lead to a 48 person indictment, one of the largest in California history.
We need sensible budgets that protect taxpayers and vital services. We need to rebuild our Police Department to ensure security for our neighborhoods & schools.
We must attract new jobs that raise incomes and create greater prosperity, and must find ways to partner with schools to make them better and safer.
Candidate for City Council, San Jose District 2
"We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage."