What's New in San Ramon?
Sep 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Bill Clarkson, Mayor - City of San Ramon
What's New in San Ramon?

Bill Clarkson was elected as the Mayor of San Ramon in 2011. He was re-elected as Mayor in 2013, 2016 and 2018.He was raised in Oakland and received a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration at San Jose State University in 1978.  He is married and has a married daughter and grandchildren. He served in the US Air Force from 1970 to 1976.

Bill is a small business owner, and began his company in San Ramon in 1978. His real estate firm, Clarkson Santoro, is the longest continuous owned real estate brokerage firm in San Ramon (43 years). He was awarded the “Business Person of the Year” by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce in 1997 and by the Contra Costa Business Council in 2002.

He was elected to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board in 1998 and served three terms, including three times as the Board President. He was one of the co-chairs of the successful 1998 school bond that allowed the school district to begin rebuilding San Ramon schools.