David Gomez, Chief of Staff
David Gomez is a native of San Diego, CA. He has been a District 1 resident for the past 21 years and is the proud parent of a Cupertino School District student.
He has been a neighborhood leader in the Murdock neighborhood for 16 years, serving as a Board member of the Murdock Neighborhood Association. David is also a member of the District 1 Leadership Group working with D1 leaders to make an impact city-wide. David enjoys connecting with and advocating for residents and causes.
During his free time, he enjoys watching and attending sporting events, reading, and traveling to the many great beaches along the California coast.
Cassidy Kohl, Council Policy and Legislative Director
Cassidy graduated from San Jose State in 2015, earning a Bachelors in Communication Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies. During her time there, she interned with the City of Sunnyvale ‘s Environmental Services Department and got hooked on public policy. Cassidy then moved up to Oregon where she attended Lewis and Clark Law School and received her Masters focusing on Environmental Law and Policy.
During her time in Portland, Oregon, she worked with environmental and land use non-profits, and for State Representative Paul Holvey as a Legislative Assistant. She has varied experience working on political campaigns for progressive candidates and ballot measures, and volunteering with local environmental groups. Cassidy looks forward to using her past work experiences and passion for good policy to help make District 1 an even better place to live and work.
Cassidy also enjoys spending time hiking and exploring with her family. She and her husband welcomed their little boy to the world in May 2018.
Mason Fong, Housing and Transportation Policy Analyst
Mason is a Bay Area native who grew up in San Mateo. He received his B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning with a minor in Political Science from the University of California San Diego after transferring from De Anza College. Now, Mason lives in Sunnyvale and is an appointed Library Board Trustee.
Prior to serving District 1, Mason worked for both Congressman Mike Honda and Congressman Ro Khanna specializing in the issue areas of Asian & Pacific-Islander affairs, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Housing, Labor, Technology, Trade, and Transportation. He also worked at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce specializing in Education & Workforce Development issues.
Outside of work, Mason enjoys playing and watching basketball, attending concerts and comedy shows, and also traveling.
Rachel Davis, Council Assistant
Rachel Davis is a South San José native. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from San José State University where she had numerous leadership roles in on and off campus organizations. In her previous role at Team San José, she helped lead efforts to tell San José’s story and increase tourism in the City by working closely with community partners, managing the organization’s social media, and assisting in public relations efforts. Rachel has always been passionate about public service and is thrilled to be serving District 1 residents.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys traveling, writing (she is a self-published author), reading, and re-watching West Wing.