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Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor


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A fourth-generation Santa Claran, Lisa Gillmor fully embraced family tradition in two ways: joining the family business—real estate company Gillmore and Associations—and securing a place of influence in local politics. Like her father, Gillmor serves as mayor of Santa Clara. She was appointed in 2016 and then elected to the seat in 2018.  In 2022, she pulled out a narrow lead over challenger Anthony Becker to retain her seat as mayor.

First elected: November 2018

Day job: Real estate broker, Gillmor and Associates/Public Property Advisors

Alma mater: University of Southern California (bachelor’s degree, political science)

Other positions held: Santa Clara City Council (1992-2000 and 2011-2016).

Assignments include:
Audit Committee (Chair)
Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing Committee
Governance and Ethics Committee  
Stadium Authority Audit Committee (Chair)

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Santa Clara Councilmember Anthony Becker, who represents District 6, plans to run against six-year incumbent Mayor Lisa Gillmor in November if she seeks reelection.
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