Sam Liccardo

Mayor, San Jose

Sam Liccardo began serving as the 65th Mayor of San Jose in January of 2015. After his education at San Jose’s Bellarmine Prep, Georgetown University, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School, Liccardo began his public service prosecuting crimes of sexual assault and child exploitation crimes in the DA’s office in San Jose. In his service as a San Jose Councilmember and Mayor, Liccardo’s leadership has been instrumental in revitalizing the Downtown, bringing BART to San Jose, securing expansions of leading tech companies, boosting funding for affordable housing, achieving important pension and fiscal reforms, preserving San Jose’s hillsides and open spaces from development, and finding jobs for hundreds of at-risk teens. 



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