Born and raised in Santa Clara, I attended local schools and graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1980. Since then, I have owned my private practice, specializing in tax and estate planning. I am married to John Boyles, a retired San Jose police sergeant, and have one son, Colin, who is attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York. My stepson Sean Boyles and his wife Roan Victor, both artists, own and operate “The Arsenal,” an art class and supply store.
I have served Santa Clara for more than 20 years, as commissioner on Historic and Landmarks Commission, as council member, and as Mayor (2002-2010). Santa Clara is a diverse, unique, and special city, and I will always strive to do what’s best for our residents, our businesses, our workers, our people. I seek election to Seat #4 to serve our city and to bring experience and leadership to the council.