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About Jose



Every now and then you realize how well qualified someone is to serve in an elected position.  Jose has the education, the background, the experience, and the community involvement to deliver on his commitments to the all residents and businesses in Milpitas.  With his track record of accomplishments to help make Milpitas a great city in which to live and work, you know he is the best person to serve as Mayor...Leadership...Experience...Demonstrated Performance.


  • Milpitas City Council member -- 1998 to 2002
  • Mayor, City of Milpitas -- 2002 to 2008 (3 term limit)
  • Mayor, City of Milpitas -- 2010 to 2016 (3 term limit)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), College Scholar
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), Entrance Scholar
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
  • Communicating for High Impact Academy, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA
  • Leadership in the 21st Century, JFK School of Government, Harvard University


  • CPIM by American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Leadership Academy, Santa Clara County
  • Systems Development and Implementation Courses
  • Budget and Performance Measurement, Univ. of Vermont
  • Traffic Calming and Roundabout Design, Stanford University


  • Department Systems Manager
  • Businessman and Business Consultant
  • Systems Project Leader and Data Processing Manager
  • Corporate Executive
  • Corporate Planner -- Management Services
  • Practicing Civil and Industrial Engineer


  • Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Elizabeth Church
  • Milpitas YMCA
  • Couples for Christ
  • Milpitas Historical Society
  • PFN, St. Joseph Assembly
  • Lions Club, Intl.
  • Friends of the Milpitas Community Library
  • St. John's Parish Advisory Council
  • Mentor, Calaveras Hills High School
  • Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight
  • Cursillos in Christianity
  • Housing Trust of Santa Clara County
  • Rotary Club
  • Advisory Board, Northwestern Polytechnic Univ.
  • Board Member, Housing Trust of Santa Clara County


  • Milpitas Citizen of the Year
  • Certificate of Merit for Leadership, Knights of Columbus Supreme Assembly
  • Mentor of the Month, Milpitas High School
  • High Quality of Service to Criminal Justice and the Community, CJIC
  • Invest in Youth, Build Community , Milpitas-Berryessa YMCA
  • Dr. J. Rizal Community Hero Award, Community Development Council, Inc.
  • Good and Faithful Servant, St. John the Baptist Church
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Invaluable Services, S.V. Lion’s Club
  • Outstanding Service in the Interest of a Better Milpitas: Service and Dedication to the Citizens of Milpitas, City of Milpitas
  • Outstanding Employee Award, FAPESCO
  • Community Co-Chair, Asian Law Alliance
  • Commendation for Excellence in Community and Public Service
  • (partial list)


  • Jose 'Joe' Esteves is married to Susan, a successful businesswoman. Both strong business, church and community leaders, Joe and Susan are the proud parents of Irene and her husband Nam Pham and extremely proud of their grandson Dominic Esteves Pham.

Committee to Elect Jose Esteves 2018
FPPC ID# 1401814
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