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. Before that she served two stretches on the Santa Clara City Council: 1992-2000 and 2011-2016.
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)
Audit Committee (Chair)
Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing Committee
Governance and Ethics Committee
Stadium Authority Audit Committee (Chair)
With solid re-election victories by Becker allies Raj Chahal and Karen Hardy, the 2022 election in the City of Santa Clara will result in no change in the 5-2 split in the city council.
Related Santa Clara, the developer of the massive residential-commercial project near Levi’s Stadium this week contributed $100,000 to Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s reelection campaign through a newly established independent committee according to campaign documents filed Thursday.