City Council declared special election to be held on April 7, 2015 and runoff on
June 23,2015 to fill vacancy created by Council Member Kansen Chu getting elected
to California State Assembly in the November 2014 election.
Bob Dhillon for San Jose City Council District 4
Bob was born and raised on a farm in a small village in India.
He came to the U.S. at 17, working in restaurants while attending college and spending his
summers picking fruit and living in farm labor camps.
He graduated from San Jose State University in 1970 with a degree in Industrial Administration,
and he received his Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 1973.
Bob was an early employee at Amdahl Corporation, which quickly grew into one of Silicon Valley's
He left Amdahl in 1976 to pursue a career in real estate.
He has been a successful Silicon Valley realtor for 25 years and small-home builder from 1987 to
Bob has been managing his own property business for the past several years and has been involved
in many government and community activities.
Bob and his wife, Rajinder Kaur Dhillon, have two children, Satindar S. Dhillon, Simrit K. Dhillon and
three grand children Nikhil, Naveen and Milana.
Business & Government Experience
Amdahl Corporation, Manager, 1971 - 1976
Real Estate Business, Investor, 1976 - 2006
Member, San Jose City Planning Commission, 2000 - 2004,Vice Chair 2004-2005 and Chairman 2005-2006.
City of San Jose CAP Grant Committee 2004-2005
Member, Independent Police Auditor Focus Group, 1999 - 2006
Member, Airport Curfew Monitoring Committee
Board Member of United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County, 2003 - 2004
Activist for McLaughlin Corridor Neighborhood Association, 2001 - the present
Active Democrat, Delegate to the State Democratic Party from AD 23, Member SCCDCC
Member, Committee for Building Futures at East Side Union High School District, 1999
Member, East Side Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee, 1999 - 2001
Founded the American Sikh Association / Sikh American Democratic Club, member since 1997
Berryessa Citizens Advisory Council, member 1997 - 2001, Vice President in 1999
Member, Berryessa Union School District Superintendent Selection Committee
Berryessa Union School District Excess Land Disposition Committee, 2000
Founded the Sikh Gurdwara - San Jose in 1985, Vice President 2002-2008 and General Secretary to date
Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America, 1990 - 1992