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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) 615-2250
Fax (office): (408) 241-6771
Direct email:


Council Committee Assignments

City Committees

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

Area-Wide Committees

  • 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)

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
  • 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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