San Jose City Council

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San José City Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
Two terms
Leadership
Sam Liccardo, Democrat
since January 1, 2015
Vice Mayor
Chappie Jones (D)
Structure
Seats11 (10 city councilmembers with the mayor presiding with voting rights)
San Jose City Council 2021.svg
Political groups
  Democratic (10)
  Independent (1)
Committees
List
  • Smart Cities and Service Improvement Committee
    Community and Economic Development Committee
    Neighborhood Services and Education Committee
    Public Safety, Finance and Strategic Support Committee
    Rules and Open Government Committee
    Transportation and Environment Committee
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Nonpartisan blanket primary with run-off if no majority
Ten Electoral districts
Mayor elected At-Large
Last election
November 3, 2020
Next election
June 7, 2022
Meeting place
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San Jose City Hall
San Jose, California
Website
Council Website

The San Jose City Council, officially San José City Council, is the legislature of the government of the City of 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. Chappie Jones serving his first two-year term as Vice Mayor, conducts Council meetings in the absence of the Mayor.

Current councilmembers[edit]

District Member Areas represented Party[a] First elected
1 Chappie Jones (Vice Mayor) West San Jose including West Valley and Winchester Democratic 2014
2 Sergio Jimenez South San Jose including Coyote Valley, Edenvale and Santa Teresa Democratic 2020
3 Raul Peralez Central San Jose including Downtown San Jose, Japantown, Little Portugal, Luna Park and Naglee Park Democratic 2014
4 David Cohen North San Jose including Alviso and Berryessa Democratic 2020
5 Magdalena Carrasco East San Jose including Alum Rock, East Foothills and King and Story Democratic 2014
6 Dev Davis Central San Jose including The Alameda, Buena Vista, Burbank, Rose Garden,
Santana Row, West San Carlos and Willow Glen
Independent[b] 2016
7 Maya Esparza Central San Jose including Communications Hill and Seven Trees Democratic 2018
8 Sylvia Arenas Southeast San Jose including Evergreen, Meadowfair and Silver Creek Valley Democratic 2016
9 Pam Foley West San Jose including Cambrian Park Democratic 2018
10 Matt Mahan South San Jose including Almaden Valley and Blossom Valley Democratic 2020
  1. ^ The council is officially non-partisan
  2. ^ Elected as a Republican, left the party in 2018.[1]

Elections[edit]

All elections are officially non-partisan and candidates' political parties are not shown on ballots.

2020

2020[edit]

Results
  • District 2

    2020 San Jose City Council District 2 election[2]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan Sergio Jimenez (incumbent) 12,891 58.82
    Nonpartisan Jonathan Fleming 9,139 41.48
    Total votes 22,030 100.00

    District 4

    2020 San Jose City Council District 4 election[3]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan David Cohen 7,417 36.48
    Nonpartisan Lan Diep (incumbent) 6,756 33.23
    Nonpartisan Huy Tran 4,740 23.32
    Nonpartisan Jamal Khan 1,417 6.97
    Total votes 20,330 100.00
    2020 San Jose City Council District 4 run-off election[4]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan David Cohen 20,030 51.33
    Nonpartisan Lan Diep (incumbent) 18,993 48.67
    Total votes 39,023 100.00

    District 6

    2020 San Jose City Council District 6 election[5]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan Devora 'Dev' Davis (incumbent) 13,175 48.37
    Nonpartisan Jake Tonkel 7,596 27.89
    Nonpartisan Ruben Navarro 4,557 16.73
    Nonpartisan Marshall Woodmansee 1,910 7.01
    Total votes 27,238 100.00
    2020 San Jose City Council District 6 run-off election[6]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan Devora 'Dev' Davis 24,340 53.87
    Nonpartisan Jake Tonkel 20,840 46.13
    Total votes 45,180 100.00

    District 8

    2020 San Jose City Council District 8 election[7]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan Sylvia Arenas (incumbent) 13,886 60.58
    Nonpartisan Jim Zito 9,035 39.42
    Total votes 22,921 100.00

    District 10

    2020 San Jose City Council District 10 election[8]
    Party Candidate Votes %
    Nonpartisan Matt Mahan 15,387 58.54
    Nonpartisan Helen P. Wang 5,865 22.31
    Nonpartisan Jenny Higgins Bradanini 5,031 19.14
    Total votes 26,283 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeRuy, Emily (June 25, 2018). "San Jose City Council members Dev Davis, Johnny Khamis leave the Republican Party". The Mercury News. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. April 21, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. April 21, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4 RUNOFF". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. April 21, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 6". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. April 21, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 6 RUN-OOFF". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. December 1, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 8". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. April 21, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "2020 CITY OF SAN JOSE MEMBER, CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 10". Santa Clara County Board of Elections. April 21, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2021.

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