Jason Baker serves as Mayor in Campbell, California following his election by the City Council on December 1, 2015.He was first elected to the Campbell City Council in November 2008. Jason served as Campbell’s Mayor in 2011 before returning to the role of Council Member to complete his four year term.In August 2012, Jason ran for re-election and was unopposed; he was appointed to serve an additional four-year Council term expiring November 2016.
Mayor Baker earned his B.A. in Political Science at the University of California at Davis in 1995. After graduation, he was a Research Associate for the Violence Prevention Research Program at the UC Davis School of Medicine for two years prior to entering law school. Mr. Baker received his J.D., Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2000. In July 2014, he completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government executive education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
During his tenure on the Council, Mr. Baker has been active on a number of boards and commissions, particularly in the areas of transportation, public safety and emergency preparedness. He currently serves as Chair of the Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council, Board Member and past Chair of the Santa Clara County Library District Board of Directors, and as Board Member and Past Chair of Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority.
Regional solutions have been a focus of Mr. Baker's public service. Toward that end, he currently serves as President of the Santa Clara County Cities Association, a group dedicated to regional solutions to Silicon Valley's common issues. He also serves as the West Valley Cities' representative to the Valley Transportation Authority Board, and as the Santa Clara County Cities' representative to the nine-county Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Toll Authority.
Mr. Baker has previously served on a number of other bodies, including serving as the Cities' Association of Santa Clara County's representative on the Santa Clara County Cal-ID Remote Access Network Board and on the Santa Clara County Water District Advisory Board. In 2013, Mr. Baker served as Chair of the Santa Clara County Emergency Preparedness Council.
From 2010-2013, Mr. Baker was selected each year as a Peninsula Division representative to the California League of Cities Public Safety Committee where he also served on that committee’s Technology subcommittee.
Mr. Baker founded his own law firm, based since its inception in downtown Campbell.
Mr. Baker is very happily married to his lovely wife Mairead; together they have a son, Eamonn, and a daughter, Rowan.