Rich Tran

First Elected to City Council: November 2016
Term Expires: November 2022

Office:  455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 586-3029   Fax: (408) 586-3056


Rich Tran is a 3 consecutive terms at-large elected Mayor for his hometown of Milpitas, where he won each election by a landslide. Mayor Tran is also a veteran of the United States Air National Guard 129th Rescue Wing, where he earned an Achievement Medal for his response to national emergencies. He began his public service early in his career as a social worker. Mayor Tran graduated from NYU with a MPA, SJSU with a MSW, UCLA with a BA in Political Science and Sociology, and Milpitas High School with a diploma. His parents are political refugee “boat people” who escaped Vietnam following the war. He is the first Vietnamese-American Mayor in Milpitas’ 68 year history.

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Council Committee Assignments

  • Veterans Commission, Liaison
  • Finance Subcommittee, Liaison
  • Land Use & Transportation Subcommittee, Liaison


  • Master of Public Administration, New York University Wagner School of Public Service
  • Master of Social Work, San Jose State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology, UCLA
  • High School Diploma, Milpitas High School

Work Experience

  • Medical Social Worker, County of Santa Clara
  • Air Transportation Specialist, Air National Guard
  • Group Worker, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Community Involvement

  • Assistant Football Coach, Milpitas High Frosh/Soph Football
  • Camp Counselor, Camp Everytown @Camp Harmon
  • Benefit Concert Director, Friends of Hue Foundation
  • Workshop Presenter, Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations