I was first elected to Sunnyvale Council for Seat 4 in August of 2016 and then re-elected for Seat 4 in November of 2016. In January of 2019, I was selected as Sunnyvale’s Mayor by my fellow Councilmembers. In November of 2020, I was elected as Sunnyvale’s first directly-elected Mayor. I appreciate the privilege of serving and working as mayor for our fine city.
I have been the voice of the people, accessible by having weekly office hours since I joined City Council–where I answer resident questions, collaborate to resolve concerns, assist them to get more involved and encourage new efforts and ideas. THANK YOU for your continued support and working to create and refine our vision for a better Sunnyvale.
I originally moved to Sunnyvale in 1989 after college, and I immediately knew where I would settle down. For more than two decades my wife and I have been blessed to live in Downtown Sunnyvale. Prior to my election as Councilmember, I spent 9+ years on the Planning Commission (2004-2010, and 2013-2016)–striving to improve projects and make a better city for everyone. You can see my full resume here.
Along with my time on the Planning Commission, I have served on the board of several Sunnyvale non-profits organizations (Sunnyvale Historical Society and Sunnyvale Sustainable Gardens). I also served on multiple committees (including the 2007 Charter Review Committee, and Joint Cities Stevens Creek Trail Extension Citizens Group).
Besides public service and professional life, I enjoy photography, biking and going on a daily run with my dog.
I have led a life of public service, actively listening to residents and championing those who don’t have a voice, and dedicated to bringing our community together for a better Sunnyvale.
As Mayor and Council Member