Former Vice Mayor of San Jose
Madison Nguyen was elected to the San Jose City Council in 2005, the first Vietnamese American to serve on the city council of any major metropolitan area in the United States. On January 25, 2011, Nguyen was sworn in as San Jose’s first Vietnamese American Vice Mayor. She served on the City Council for more than 9 years with four years as Vice Mayor.
Madison’s advocacy and expertise include issues and projects relating to affordable housing, economic development, environment, public safety, transportation, and education.
Prior to her election to the San Jose City Council, Madison served as the President of the Franklin-McKinley Board of Education and has taught at De Anza and Evergreen Valley colleges. She published her first book, “Vietnam to America: My Journey of Dreams” in 2012.
Madison received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her master’s degree from the University of Chicago.