Samuel Liccardo

City of San Jose

In 2015, Mayor Sam Liccardo became one of the San José’s youngest mayors in San Jose's history.
In the three years as Mayor, Sam has led efforts to:
• forge a historic pension reform agreement with 11 unions that will save taxpayers $3 billion over the next three decades;
• launch “San José Works,” providing summer and year-round jobs to more than 2,000 teenagers living in gang-impacted neighborhoods;
• find more innovative ways to reduce homelessness;
• make Mineta San José International the fastest-growing major airport in the nation for two consecutive years;
• create after-school learning programs and coding and computer science programs for thousands of children in low-income families;
• craft San Jose’s “Smart City Vision.”
Liccardo previously served as a criminal prosecutor, with a focus on sexual assault and crimes against children. He lives east of Downtown San Jose, in the same working-class neighborhoods where four generations of Sam's family lived.

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