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City of San JoseCandidate for City Council, Council District 9

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Pam Foley

Trustee/Business Owner
6,339 votes (31.37%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • We must continue to restore our police department until it reaches its full strength. This includes adding or enahncing daytime patrols. Emphasizing public safety includes: fully staffing/equipping our fire stations and safer streets for pedestrians.
  • We must prioritize building more housing for all - affordable, seniors, homeless, market rate, all types. This cannot wait. We are losing teachers, nurses, and all types of workers to less expensive areas.
  • Infrastructure - improve our roads, fix potholes, clean up the trash along our streets. Keep our libraries open and fully stocked; parks clean and well maintained. Goes to our quality of life.



Profession:Small business owner, School board trustee
Broker/ Owner, Foley Mortgage (formerly E. F. Foley & Co., Inc.) (1987–current)
School Board trustee, San Jose Unified School Board — Elected position (2004–current)


Pam Foley is a 30 year resident of District 9, Cambrian area of San Jose. She has raised her daughter here. She is the co-owner of Foley Mortgage, a business she runs with her husband of 35 years, Michael. Foley Mortgage is a small family business with 7 employees. Pam has been with the company for 31 years. It was founded by her father-in-law, Eugene Foley in 1957.

In addition to her business, she has served as an elected trustee to the San Jose Unified School District to 4 terms. Currently in her 14th year as a trustee, she has been elected by her fellow board members to serve as board president.

Pam is deeply committed to San Jose and has donated her time to the Rotary Club of San Jose, YMCA, Girl Scouts, Children's Musical Theater, Willow Glen Education Foundation and in support of many of her daughter's activities.

From Portland, Oregon originally, she has lived in San Jose for nearly 40 years. This is her home.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (1)

  • Judy Chirco, retired District 9 city council member

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Small businesses are a major employer in San Jose. It is important that decisions made at the city council level do not negatively affect a small business owners ability to stay in business. We must encourage jobs, entrepreneurs and small businesses to move her by limited unnecessary government regulations.

Pam believes that the city of San Jose should live within its financial means. She believes that decisions should be made, in part, based on is it financially responsible and fiscally sustainable.

Funding focus should be placed on core services: public safety, roads, infrastructure, parks and libraries, housing.


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