Silicon Valley officials lead investigation of political ally

Two elected officials in Silicon Valley are investigating one of their colleagues for alleged misconduct after endorsing and donating to his campaign.

It’s a move other officials say is a clear conflict of interest.

Santa Clara Valley Water Board directors Barbara Keegan and Linda LeZotte told San José Spotlight that directors Tony Estremera and John Varela shouldn’t lead the investigation into their embattled colleague, Gary Kremen, because they’ve endorsed Kremen’s current campaign and donated to a past one.