San Jose City Council
|San Jose City Council|
Rose Herrera, Democrat
since January 13, 2015
Length of term
|San Jose City Hall
San Jose, California
As the Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo casts the 11th vote on matters before the Council and acts as chair of the Council during most meetings. Rose Herrera, serving her first two-year term as Vice Mayor, conducts Council meetings in the absence of the Mayor.
The members of the Council elected in the 2014 elections were inaugurated in January 2015. New to the Council in 2015 are Charles "Chappie" Jones, who replaced termed-out Pete Constant in District 1; Raul Peralez, who replaced termed-out Sam Liccardo in District 3; Magdalena Carrasco, who defeated incumbent Xavier Campos in District 5; and Tam Nguyen, who replaced termed-out Madison Nguyen in District 7.
The Council also appointed former council member Margie Matthews as interim council member in District 4 which was vacated by Kansen Chu who was elected to Assembly member seat district 25. Ms. Matthews will not get paid for her service. A special election for District 4 seat will be held on April 7, 2015, and a runoff on June 23, 2015.
In the 2012 elections, Ash Kalra, Kansen Chu, Pierluigi Oliverio, and Rose Herrera were elected to their second terms on the council, while Johnny Khamis won his first term, replacing termed-out Councimember Nancy Pyle.
In 2008, Mayor Chuck Reed was elected to his second term with more than three quarters of the vote in June. Pete Constant, Sam Liccardo, and Madison Nguyen were elected to their second terms, while Xavier Campos and Donald Rocha filled the vacancies of the termed-out Nora Campos and Judy Chirco.
2007 Special Election
In the 2006 Elections, Chuck Reed defeated Cindy Chavez in the Mayor's race. Pete Constant, Sam Liccardo, and Pierluigi Oliverio were each elected to their first terms, replacing Linda LeZotte, Cindy Chavez, and Ken Yeager.