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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