Mayor Sam Liccardo took office in January 2015, and at the age of 44 became one of the youngest mayors in San Jose’s modern history.
During his brief tenure, San Jose has truly surged. Sam has forged a historic pension reform agreement that will save $3 billion over the next three decades, launched innovative programs to reduce homelessness, expanded educational and job opportunities for thousands of low-income youth, announced four new international flights at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and helped usher in a major expansion of tech companies, including titans like Apple and Google.
Prior to being elected Mayor, Sam served two terms on the City Council, where he led efforts to revitalize Downtown, preserve San Jose’s hillsides and open space, boost funding for affordable housing, and open a world-class soccer stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes.
Sam began his public service as a Santa Clara County District Attorney and is a proud graduate of San Jose’s Bellarmine College Prep, Georgetown University, Harvard Law School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.