Susan Hammer is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, who served as the mayor of San Jose, California from 1991 to 1999. She was voted best local politician six times. Previous to serving as mayor, she represented San Jose's Council District Three, which encompasses the downtown area of the city, from 1983 to 1991.
Hammer was born in Altadena, California on December 21, 1938. She attended the University of California at Berkeley. She is married to San Jose attorney Philip Hammer, and has three children and six grandchildren. She died March 7, 2020.
1990 San Jose mayoral election
1994 San Jose mayoral election
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