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News Release: Councilmember Patricia M. Mahan Submits Resignation

Post Date:01/23/2020 3:10 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 23, 2020

CONTACT: Lenka Wright, Director of Communications, 408-615-5515 or

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Councilmember Patricia M. Mahan submitted her resignation from her District 5 seat due to serious medical issues. Councilmember Mahan’s resignation will become effective on Feb. 1, 2020.

“On behalf of the City Council, thank you to Councilmember Mahan for her significant contributions and service to the Santa Clara community,” said Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor. “We respect her decision and are thinking of her and her family as they face a very challenging time ahead.”

There will be an agenda item informing the Council of the resignation on Jan. 28. The City Charter requires the Council to declare the Councilmember’s seat vacant. This action will be scheduled for the Feb. 11 Council & Authorities Concurrent Meeting. Her four-year term expires November 2020.

More information about the Councilmember’s public service is available on

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