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politician , San Jose City Council

Pete Constant, American councilman. Named Project Crackdown Officer of Year, San José Police Department; recipient Day-to-Day Excellence award, City Manager’s award of Excellence, Employee Suggestion award, Legion of Honor award, American Police Hall of Fame, William Poelle Lifesaving award.


Constant, Pete was born on October 22, 1963 in Dearborn, Michigan, United States.


Pete Constant attended Blackford High School in San José, Ca., and received his B.A., Management degree at Saint Mary's College of California, followed by his M.A., Leadership, St. Mary's College of California.


Constant is a former San Jose Police Officer (1989–2000) and has owned several photography businesses. Constant was elected to the during the June 2006 Primary Election and was sworn into office in January 2007. Pete Constant was elected June 6, 2006 with more than 64% of the vote.

Pete Constant replaced Councilmember Linda LeZotte, who had served eight years before being term-limited in 2006. Constant was reelected in June 2010 with 66% in a three-way contest. His second term on the Council ends in January 2015.

Since assuming office, Constant has taken an activist role as the sole conservative on the Council. Positions taken by Constant that attracted media attention included his proposal to prevent access to online pornography on computers at San Jose Public Libraries in 2007 and his refusal to vote for the citywide plastic bag ban in late 2010.


Member board directors Young Audiences of Northern California, Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers, Salvation Army of Santa Clara County, Rotary Club of San José North. Member of Lynhaven Neighborhood Association (president), San José Police Officers Association (director).


M to Julie; children: Alexandra, Amanda, Pete Junior, Samantha, Sydney.

Samantha Constant

Pete Junior Constant

Alexandra Constant

Sydney Constant

Amanda Constant