Mayor Sam Liccardo took office in January 2015, becoming the youngest mayor in San Jose’s modern
As the Mayor of the Silicon Valley’s capital, Sam has leveraged the region brightest minds to craft and
implement his Smart City Vision, with the goal of making San Jose America’s most innovative city by
2020. Sam has also forged historic pension reform that will save the City 3 billion dollars over a decade,
launched a bold housing plan to tackle the area’s housing crisis and reduce homelessness, expanded
educational and job opportunities for thousands of low-income youth, helped spur the expansion of San
Jose International - America’s fastest growing airport, and helped usher in subsidy-free growth of major
tech titans like Apple, Google, and Adobe.
Prior to being elected Mayor, Sam served two terms on the City Council. He began his tenure in public
service as a Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney.