San Jose, CA
Sam Liccardo represents San José’s downtown district on the San José City Council, where his priorities have focused on neighborhood empowerment, environmental stewardship, accelerating downtown’s economic development, improving the valley’s transit system, expanding affordable housing opportunities, and creating health care services in the downtown.
Prior to winning election to City Council in November of 2006, Sam served as a prosecutor of sexual assault and child exploitation crimes in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. He previously worked as a federal prosecutor and at private law firms. Sam’s previous work in the community included tutoring homeless children, serving on the boards of several affordable housing organizations, and advocating for a successful countywide transit ballot measure in 2000.