Job Title : Mayor of Milpitas
Jose Esteves served three terms as Mayor of Milpitas, California, a city with a population of over 70,000 people located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Milpitas’ diverse population (Caucasian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, Hispanic, and many others) has provided Jose with a unique platform to listen to and understand the needs of many groups of citizens and residents.
Joe Esteves has built a strong record of successes in Milpitas, making it a great place to live and to do business. During his tenure and under his leadership, numerous projects have been initiated to ensure city residents have an excellent quality of life–a new library, new market rate and affordable housing, new Senior housing, a county medical clinic, a revitalized Town Center, the relocation of several Fortune 500 companies into the City, and many others. His commitment to fiscal responsibility has resulted in a City in excellent financial condition, the financial strength to move forward with Downtown development, and a record of fighting against uncontrolled expenditures.
Jose is campaigning again for Milpitas Mayor to bring back his previous successes in Milpitas –fiscal responsibility, and maximizing City services.
Jose is known and admired for his integrity, his fiscal responsibility, his accessibility, and his commitment to listening and communicating. He is not a professional politician nor is he committed to special interests. Jose and Susan are the proud parents of Irene, a university student; they have lived in Milpitas for 31 years. Jose has two Bachelors degrees in engineering and an MBA. He has specialized education in communications and leadership. Jose is active in Church, community, and civic clubs and has received numerous awards for his services year around, not just at election time. He was voted “Best Elected Official” in 2002-2008, yearly for 6 years while serving as Mayor.
As a member of the Milpitas City Council for almost 10 years, 6 of which was as Mayor, I have been able to accomplish many positive things for Milpitas and its residents:
Improved the quality of life and helped make Milpitas a great place to live and to work
Established strong relations between the Council and the Milpitas Unified School District
Helped to make Milpitas a safe, clean, and environmentally sensitive community
Demonstrated fiscal responsibility by helping Milpitas achieve a AA funds rating and keeping the city on a strong financial footing
Completed the magnificent Milpitas Public Library and its parking building on budget and on schedule (occupancy permit issued by the City in November, 2008)