Pete Constant

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Pete Constant
San Jose City Council
In office
Preceded by Linda J. LeZotte
Succeeded by Charles "Chappie" Jones
Personal details
Born October 22, 1963
Dearborn, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie
Children Five
Profession Photographer / Former Police Officer /

Pete Constant (born October 22, 1963) is an American politician from California, formerly Councilmember for District 1 of the San Jose, California City Council.[1] Constant is a former San Jose Police Officer (1989–2000) and has owned several photography businesses. Constant was elected to the City Council during the June 2006 Primary Election and was sworn into office in January 2007.


Pete Constant attended Blackford High School in San José, Ca., and received his B.A., Management degree at Saint Mary's College of California, followed by his M.A., Leadership, St. Mary's College of California[2]

Political Contests[edit]

Pete Constant was elected June 6, 2006 with more than 64% of the vote.[3] Pete Constant replaced Councilmember Linda LeZotte, who had served eight years before being term-limited in 2006. Constant was reelected in June 2010 with 66% in a three-way contest. His second term on the Council ends in January 2015.[4]

City Council[edit]

Since assuming office, Constant has taken an activist role as the sole conservative on the Council. Positions taken by Constant that attracted media attention included his proposal to prevent access to online pornography on computers at San Jose Public Libraries in 2007 [5] and his refusal to vote for the citywide plastic bag ban in late 2010.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "San Jose city manager ousted as new mayor starts leadership changes". Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  2. ^ Pete Constant Biography accessed February 10, 2010
  3. ^ SmartVoter Council District 1 Results accessed February 10, 2010
  4. ^ Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Official Election Results
  5. ^ "Councilman wants San Jose libraries to block online porn", San Jose Mercury News, October 21, 2007
  6. ^ "San Jose bans plastic bags" by John Woolfolk, San Jose Mercury News, December 14, 2010