Your Elected Officials
THE PRESIDENT (4-year term) Term expires
Donald J. Trump (R) Mr. President 2020
The White House
Washington D.C. 20500
Phone (202) 456-1414
Comments line (202) 456-1111
Website: The White House
Email The White House
U.S. SENATORS (6-year term)
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein (D) 2024
One Post St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone (415) 393-0707
Website: U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
Email Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3841, Fax (202) 288-3954
The Honorable Kamala Harris (D) 2022
501 I Street, Suite 7-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 448-2787, Fax (202) 228-3865
Website: U. S. Senator Kamala Harris
Email Kamala Harris
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-3553, Fax (202) 224-2200
U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN, 18th District (2-year term)
The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo (D) 2020
698 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone (650) 323-2984 or (408) 245-2339
Fax (650) 323-3498
Website: U. S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Email Anna Eshoo
202 Cannon Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20515
Phone (202) 225-8104, Fax (202) 225-8890
For any member of Congress:
(202) 224-3121 or (202) 225-3121
For legislation, The Congressional Record or committees:
Website: State of California
GOVERNOR (4-year term)
The Honorable Gavin Newsom (D) 2022
Governor's Office, State Capitol Bldg.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: Governor Gavin Newsom
Email Gavin Newsom
STATE SENATOR, 13th District (4-year term)
The Honorable Jerry Hill (D) 2020
1528 S. El Camino Real, Suite 303
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 212-3313, Fax (650) 212-3320
Website: CA Senator Jerry Hill
Email Jerry Hill
State Capitol, Room 5035
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4013, Fax (916) 651-4913
ASSEMBLYMEMBER, 24th District (2-year term)
The Honorable Marc Berman (D) 2020
5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 691-2121, Fax (650) 691-2120
Website: CA Assemblymember Marc Berman
Email Marc Berman
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849
Room 6011, Sacramento, CA 94249-0024
Phone (916) 319-2024, Fax: (916) 319-2124
To see a bill: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110-1768
Website: County of Santa Clara
County Executive: Jeffrey V. Smith (408) 299-5105
Registrar of Voters: Shannon Bushey (408) 299-VOTE 
District Attorney: Jeffrey Rosen (408) 299-3099
Sheriff: Laurie Smith (408) 808-4900
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (4-year terms, elected by district)
The Board meets some Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Website: Board of Supervisors
Email all Supervisors together
District 1 Mike Wasserman (2022)
District 2 Cindy Chavez (2020)
District 3 Dave Cortese (2020)
District 4 Susan Ellenberg (2022)
District 5 Joe Simitian* (2020)
* Palo Alto (650) 965-8737, office (408) 299-5050
Email Supervisor Joe Simitian
The Planning Commission normally conducts public hearings on the 4th Thursday of the month. Planning Commission (408) 299-5770. Phone not answered noon-1:00 p.m.
EDUCATION OFFICIALS for PALO ALTO, SANTA CLARA COUNTY, and
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (4-year terms, elected by area)
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2304
Superintendent: Mary Ann Dewan (408) 453-6511
The board meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room at 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose.
Area 1 Grace H. Mah* (2020)
Area 2 Kathleen M. King (2022)
Area 3 Rosemary Kamei, President (2020)
Area 4 Joseph S. DiSalvo (2020)
Area 5 Anna Song, Vice President (2020)
Area 6 Peter Ortiz (2022)
Area 7 Claudia Rossi (2022)
* Palo Alto
PALO ALTO SCHOOL DISTRICT
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Superintendent Donald B. Austin
PAUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION (4-year terms)
The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is governed by a five-member Board of Education. The School District is independent of the City of Palo Alto, and its boundaries are not the same. The School Board generally meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at 25 Churchill Avenue. Citizens are invited to express their views to the Board but are encouraged to present problems first to school personnel, unless they relate to District policy. For information, contact the District Office.
To contact all Board members: Board of Education
Melissa Baten Caswell (2020)
Todd Collins, Vice President (2020)
Ken Dauber (2022)
Jennifer DiBrienza, President (2020)
Shounak Dharap (2022)
FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (4-year terms)
12345 El Monte
Los Alto Hills, CA 94022
Chancellor, Judy C. Miner
The Board of Trustees generally meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Toyon Room (Room 2020) on the Foothill Campus.
Patrick J. Ahrens (2022)
Laura Casas (2020)
Pearl Chang, President (2022)
Peter Landsberger, Vice President (2020)
Gilbert Wong (2020)
Two student Trustees are elected each May.
CITY OF PALO ALTO
250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Website: City of Palo Alto
For 'almost everything' about Palo Alto Government: City Clerk's page of City website
Information Desk: (650) 329-2100
City Manager, Ed Shikada (650) 329-2392
City Clerk, Beth Minor (650) 329-2571
Palo Alto is a charter city and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The mayor is elected by the Council from its own members. The Council meets on the first three Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. For further information, call the City Clerk's Office at (650) 329-2571 or email City Clerk's office.
On Fridays before meetings, Council packets are on file in public libraries, in the City Clerk's office and posted on the city website. Agendas are available from the City Clerk and on the city website under agendas/minutes/reports. Meetings of the Council and some commissions are broadcast on Midpen Media Government Channel 26 and KZSU (90.1 FM).
PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL (4-year terms)
Contact City Council
Eric Filseth, Mayor (2022)
Adrian Fine, Vice Mayor (2020)
Alison Cormack (2022)
Tom Dubois (2022)
Liz Kniss (2020)
Lydia Kou (2020)
Greg Tanaka (2020)
For meeting dates/times/locations for City Council, City Committees, and Boards & Commissions, see the Schedule of Meetings.
The Planning & Transportation Commission meets the 2nd and last Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. There are occasional special meetings. Cablecast live on Midpen Media Government Channel 26.
Contact the PTC at (650) 329-2100 or email Planning Commission.
The Architectural Review Board meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. Cablecast live on Midpen Media Government Channel 26.
Contact the ARB at (650) 617-3119 or email Architectural Review Board.
The Human Relations Commission meets the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Check City calendar for exact location. Cablecast live on Midpen Media Government Channel 26.
Contact the HTC at (650) 329-2639 or email Human Relations Commission.
MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT (4-year terms, elected by district ward)
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022-1404
Steve Abbors, General Manager
The Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Additional special public hearings and neighborhood meetings are held periodically on specific issues.
Ward 1 Pete Siemens, President (2022)
Ward 2 Yoriko Kishimoto*, Treasurer (2022)
Ward 3 Jed Cyr (2020)
Ward 4 Curt Riffle (2020)
Ward 5 Karen Holman*, Vice President (2022)
Ward 6 Larry Hassett (2022)
Ward 7 Zoe Kersteen-Tucker, Secretary (2020)
* Palo Alto
SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (4-year terms, elected by district)
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3686
Website: Santa Clara Valley Water District
Beau Goldie, CEO
The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
District 1 John Varela, (2020)
District 2 Barbara Keegan (2020)
District 3 Richard Santos (2020)
District 4 Linda LeZotte, Chair (2022)
District 5 Nai Hsueh (2020)
District 6 Tony Estremera (2022)
District 7 Gary Kremen* (2022)
* Palo Alto
WEB PAGES (for more information): California Secretary of State