San Jose City Council

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San José City Council
Term limits
Sam Liccardo, Democrat
since January 1, 2015
Vice Mayor
Chappie Jones
San Jose City Council 2019.svg
Political groups
     Democratic (7)
     Nonpartisan (3)
     Republican (1)
Length of term
4 years
Meeting place
San Jose City Hall
San Jose, California
Council Website

The San Jose City Council, officially San José City Council, is the legislature of the Government of the City of San Jose.

Current Council[edit]

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.

District Councilmember Neighborhoods and Areas Represented Party (officially nonpartisan)
District 1 Chappie Jones (Vice Mayor) West San Jose including West Valley and Winchester[1] Democratic
District 2 Sergio Jimenez South San Jose including Coyote Valley, Edenvale and Santa Teresa[2] Democratic
District 3 Raul Peralez Central San Jose including Downtown San Jose, Japantown, Little Portugal, Luna Park and Naglee Park[3] Democratic
District 4 Lan Diep North San Jose including Alviso and Berryessa[4] Republican
District 5 Magdalena Carrasco East San Jose including Alum Rock, East Foothills and King and Story[5] Democratic
District 6 Dev Davis Central San Jose including The Alameda, Buena Vista, Burbank, College Park, Palm Haven, Rose Garden,
Santana RowShasta Hanchett Park, St. Leo's, West San Carlos and Willow Glen[6]
District 7 Maya Esparza Central San Jose including Communications Hill and Seven Trees[8] Democratic
District 8 Sylvia Arenas Southeast San Jose including Evergreen, Meadowfair and Silver Creek Valley[9] Democratic
District 9 Pam Foley West San Jose including Cambrian Park[10] Independent
District 10 Johnny Khamis South San Jose including Almaden Valley and Blossom Valley[11] Independent[a]
  1. ^ a b Left the Republican Party in 2018.[7]

2016 Elections[edit]

In the 2016 elections, Sergio Jimenez in District 2, Devora (Dev) Davis in District 6, and Sylvia Arenas in District 8 have been elected to their first terms, replacing Ash Kalra, Manh Nguyen, and Vice Mayor Rose Herrera.[1] Johnny Khamis in District 10 was reelected for his second term.

2014 Elections[edit]

See Ballotpedia article on the 2014 San Jose City Council elections.

2012 Elections[edit]

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.

2010 Elections[edit]

In 2010, 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[edit]

Kansen Chu defeated Hon Lien in the Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Chuck Reed from Councilmember to Mayor.

Pierluigi Oliverio defeated Steve Tedesco in District 6. Yeager resigned for County Supervisor.

2006 Elections[edit]

In the 2006 Elections, Chuck Reed defeated Cindy Chavez in the Mayor's race. Pete Constant, Sam Liccardo, were each elected to their first terms, replacing Linda LeZotte, Cindy Chavez.


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