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Raj Chahal

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Raj Chahal PhotoRaj Chahal, Councilmember
Elected: November 2018
(District 2 - first term) 
Term expires: November 2022

Address (office): City Hall,
1500 Warburton Avenue (95050)

Office email address:
                                Telephone (office): (408) 615-2250Call: (408) 615-2250
                                Fax (office): (408) 241-6771Call: (408) 241-6771
                                Direct email:

In addition to serving on the City Council, the Mayor and Councilmembers also serve as Authority Members of the Sports & Open Space Authority of the City, Authority Members of the Industrial Development Authority of the City, Authority Members of the Joint Financing Authority of the City, Board Members of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, Authority Members of the Bayshore North Project Enhancement Authority, and Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City.

Council Committee Assignments

City Committees

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee (Chair)
  • Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) (Alternate)
  • Stadium Authority Audit Committee (Alternate)

Area-Wide Committees

  • Caltrain Modernization Local Policymaker Group (CalMod) (Alternate)
  • Grand Boulevard Task Force/El Camino Real (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara/Santa Cruz Counties Airport/Community Roundtable (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara University Liaison/Neighborhood-University Relations Committee (NURC)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) - Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) (Alternate)
  • Triton Museum of Art Liaison Committee (Alternate)

Background / Employment

  • M.S. in Physics and MBA from India
  • Cofounded hardware manufacturing small business in Santa Clara

Community Involvement 

  • Commissioner, City of Santa Clara Planning Commission
  • Commissioner, City of Santa Clara International Exchange Commission
  • Member, City of Santa Clara Charter Review Committee
  • President, Santa Clara Sister Cities Association
  • Member, Sister Cities International NorCal Board
  • Founding Member/Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Troop 600 (First Sikh Boy Scouts Troop in the United States)
  • Board Member, Mission City Community Fund Board
  • Board Member, Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends


  • Married to Daljit Chahal and father of two
  • Born and raised in the Punjab/Haryana region of India
  • Immigrated to the United States in 1995 and resident of Santa Clara for over 23 years
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