Jim Beall, Board Member
Senator Jim Beall, of San Jose, has served as State Senator for the 15th District since 2012. He previously served in the State Assembly, on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and on the San Jose City Council. Over the course of his career in public service, Senator Beall has amassed over 30 years of expertise and knowledge in transportation, tackling a wide range of road, mass transit, and highway projects.
Beall, who represents the cities of San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino and Monte Sereno, serves as chairman for the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. Beall has a long record of championing mass transit projects to reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
His work includes securing funding to extend BART to San Jose and setting the stage for the electrification of Caltrain from San Francisco to San Jose. He is also the author of SB 9, the Transit, and Intercity Rail Capital Program, to ensure rail mass transit projects can receive long-term funding from Cap and Trade revenue to speed construction. And, he successfully passed SB 628, legislation to enable local governments to construct roads, utility infrastructure, and affordable housing around transportation centers by creating enhanced infrastructure finance districts.
Senator Beall was appointed as an Ex Officio member of the Board by the California State Senate Rules Committee in March 2017.