Sam Liccardo : Net Worth, Family, Wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography and Political Career

Sam Liccardo is us Mayor of San Jose, California since 2014 know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children , Education and Career Earnings

Sam Liccardo : Net Worth, Family, Wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography and Political Career
Sam Liccardo

Quick Facts


Sam Liccardo




April 16, 1970


Jessica Garcia-Kohl


Georgetown University (BA)
Harvard University (MPP, JD)

Country / Nationality

United States

State / Province




Net Worth

$ 1 to 5 Million

Samuel Theodore Liccardo is an American attorney and politician from California, serving as Mayor of San Jose, California. A member of the Democratic Party, Liccardo was elected mayor in November 2014. He was reelected in 2018 with 75.8% of the vote. As the leader of the California Big City Mayors Coalition, Liccardo has advocated on statewide issues including homelessness and COVID-19 response.

Sam Liccardo Net Worth

Sam Liccardo Net Worth is $ 1 to 5 Million.

Sam Liccardo Family

One of five children to Salvador and Laura Liccardo, Sam Liccardo grew up in Saratoga, California.

Sam Liccardo Wife and Children

Sam Liccardo married Jessica Garcia-Kohl in 2013. He was named for his paternal grandfather, who owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store in downtown San Jose, the Notre Dame Market. Liccardo is of Californio ancestry, tracing his ancestors to the early Mexican settlers of the Bay Area, and is also of Sicilian and Irish descent.

Sam Liccardo Career and Achievement

San Jose City Councilman

In 2006, Liccardo ran for San Jose's District 3 Council seat. After placing first in an eight-candidate June primary with 43% percent of the vote, Liccardo went on to place first in the November runoff election, this time with 61.3%. In June 2010, he won his reelection to the City Council with 80.16% of the primary vote.

As councilman, Liccardo pushed for more affordable housing, championing an inclusionary zoning ordinance in 2008 that required developers to either build 15% of their units in any project to be affordable and rent-restricted, or to pay fees to finance affordable housing construction elsewhere. The statewide homebuilding industry vocally opposed the measure in part because it would make San Jose the largest US city with a citywide inclusionary requirement, and sued after its passage; subsequent litigation prevented its implementation until the California Supreme Court eventually sided with the City of San Jose in 2015. Liccardo also advocated for more high-rise housing in San José's downtown, including the construction of the $135 million, 23-story high rise at One South Market.

Mayor of San Jose

2014 Election

In 2014, Liccardo ran for Mayor of San Jose to succeed termed-out Mayor Chuck Reed. He placed second to County Supervisor Dave Cortese in a five-candidate June primary with 25.7% of the vote, but placed first in the November runoff with 50.8% of the vote. The contentious run-off election focused on the City’s chronic budgetary challenges, as well as Liccardo’s support for pension reforms led by Mayor Reed that had City employee unions and their allies heavilying support of Cortese. Liccardo’s financial support that emanated primarily from the tech business community, but he also had support of several environmental organizations.

2018 Election

Liccardo was elected to a second term of office on June 5, 2018, winning support of 76% of the voters.