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Dear District 7 Residents,
I am honored to be elected as your City Councilmember representing District 7 at City Hall. I look forward to working with you to build a strong and healthy community. A community with excellent schools, safe and clean neighborhoods, affordable housing and small business development.
My vision and goal for District 7 can only be accomplished with your help. I firmly believe that the involvement of residents is one of the most important components to building a better community. Please join me on this great mission to build a community that allows all residents to benefit from their hard work and commitment.
Together, we can make a difference for our neighborhoods, schools, and community. I welcome you to share your concerns so we can improve the quality of life for ALL people in District 7.
I look forward to working with you.
Madison P. Nguyen
Councilmember, District 7
Madison Nguyen was elected to the San Jose City Council in 2005, becoming the first Vietnamese American to serve on the city council.
Ever since her election to the city council, Councilmember Nguyen’s priorities have always been focused on making sure that Council District 7 provides residents a safe and healthy place to live, work and play. She has made significant progress on some of the most pressing issues that affect the district such as affordable housing, economic development, public safety, education, and transportation.
Some of the key legislative initiatives that Councilmember Nguyen advocated for include the City’s Framework for Preservation of Employment Lands, Inclusionary Housing, Public/Private Competition Policy, Living Wage Ordinance, as well as the amendment to existing city ordinance to prohibit smoking in public parks, community centers and libraries.
Councilmember Nguyen currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Public Safety, Finance and Strategic Support Committee; Member of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, San Jose/Santa Clara Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee and Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Policy Advisory Board (BART). She also serves as the Council liaison to the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee and other key commissions and boards.
Prior to her election, Councilmember Nguyen served as the President of the Franklin-McKinley Board of Education and also taught Sociology and Vietnamese American Culture at De Anza College and Evergreen Valley College.
Born in Vietnam, Madison Nguyen and her family immigrated to the United States in the early 1980's. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from UC Santa Cruz; and her Master’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago.
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