Pete Constant
District 1
Born: October 22, 1963

The lone San Jose councilmember who identifies himself as a Republican, Pete Constant represents District 1. He was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Before joining the council, Constant worked as a police officer for 14 years and ran his a photography studio.

Constant attended St. Mary’s College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership. He has also earned certifications on Pension, Benefits, Hedge Funds, Investments, and Management programs from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and Stanford Law School. He is married with five children.

Constant was forced to retire from the police department after suffering a career-ending injury in the line of duty. One of his most memorable moments on the council occurred in March 2011, when Constant was interviewed by Fox Business’s Stuart Varney after refusing to hire a union receptionist at a $70,000 annual salary.