Dominic J. Caserta


Dominic J. CasertaDominic J. Caserta, Councilmember
Elected: November 2014
(Seat No. 5; first term; two term limit)
Term expires: November 2018

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

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

In addition to serving on the City Council, the Mayor and Council Members 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
  • Audit Committee
  • Council Officers and Elected Full-time Employees Performance/Salary Review Committee
  • Downtown Revitalization Plan Committee (Alternate)
  • Economic Development Committee (Chair)
  • Ethics Committee

Area-Wide Committees

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) General Assembly (Alternate)
  • City/Mission College Liaison Committee
  • City/School Liaison Committee (Santa Clara Unified School District (Alternate)
  • San Jose/Santa Clara Clean Water Financing Authority (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara County Comprehensive Expressway Planning Study Policy Advisory Board (PAB) (Alternate)


  • Teacher and Social Science Department Chairperson: Santa Clara High School
  • Instructor, Political Science, San Jose State University
  • Instructor, Political Science, San Francisco State University
  • Instructor, Political Science, De Anza College
  • Instructor, Political Science, Foothill College
  • Instructor, Political Science, West Valley College
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, San Francisco State University, 2012
  • Secondary Teaching Credential in Social Science with a Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development, Santa Clara University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science with a minor in American History, Magna Cum Laude, Santa Clara University, 1997
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship Award Winner in Secondary Teaching, 2010
  • Graduate, State and Local Officials, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Community Involvement

  • Santa Clara City Council Member, 2002-2010
  • Historical & Landmarks Commission, 2001-2002
  • Graduate, City of Santa Clara Police Academy
  • Member, Old Quad Neighborhood Association
  • Member, Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
  • Member, California Teacher's Association
  • Representative, United Teachers of Santa Clara (UTSC), 2001-2002


  • Married to Mafalda Soares
  • Proud parent of Gianni Dominic Caserta
  • 5th Generation Santa Claran
  • Lives in the Old Quad in a 1930's Spanish Mission Style historic home. Dominic and Mafalda's home was previously featured in the Santa Clara Home Tour.
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