The Faces of Measure V

Taylor Swenson

“I was born and raised in San Jose and am now an elementary school teacher at San Jose Unified. I love living in San Jose. But right now, even with both my husband and me working full time, it’s impossible to buy a home.

We want to be able to stay in San Jose to raise a future family and I want to continue my work with San Jose Unified. But we might not be able to do that in the long run because housing isn’t affordable.

Schools are the heart and soul of our community, and teachers are the heart and soul of our schools. But losing many dedicated teachers because they just can’t afford to live here.

I’m for Measure V because we need to support teachers, nurses and middle-class families so we can stay in San Jose.”