May 18, 2006
San Jose City Councilwoman
In September 2005, Madison was elected the first Vietnamese American to serve the San Jose City Council. Since then, her days are filled non-stop with neighborhood meetings, committee assignments and staying on top of policy issues at City Hall. Madison currently serves on the Board of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency and is a member of Building A Strong Neighborhood Committee, Driving A Strong Economy Committee and the Evergreen East Hills Vision Strategy Task Force.
Born in Vietnam, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1980’s. She received her B.A. in History at U.C. Santa Cruz and her Masters Degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago. Before being elected to the City Council, Madison served as President of the Franklin-McKinley Board of Education and worked full time as an Associate Ombudsperson with the County of Santa Clara’s Office of Human Relations.