Elaine Alquist

Elaine Alquist DEMDemocrat

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Elaine AlquistDEMDemocrat politician
77
Years of Age
20
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Elaine Kontominas Alquist (born August 21, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Democratic state senator from California's 13th Senate District. Prior to serving in the Senate, she served in the California State Assembly for six years. The 13th Senate District (SD 13) is the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County and includes the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Gilroy. She was in office from December 2004 to November 2012. She succeeded John Vasconcellos, who himself succeeded Alquist's husband, the late Al Alquist, who represented the district for 30 years.

Education4 - 4 of 2
MacMurray College
BS Mathematics
Washington University
MA Guidance and Counseling
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Senator
California State Senate
2005 - 2012
Assemblymember
California State Assembly
1997 - 2002
Member
Cupertino Union School District Board of Education
1983 - 1991
Board President
Cupertino Union School District
1986
Board President
Cupertino Union School District
1990
Experience
Counselor
Experience
Mathematics/Trigonometry Teacher
Experience
Real Estate Broker
Financial Analyst
Stanford University
Owner
Small Business
Other Experience1 - 28 of 28
President
Parent-Teacher Association
1981
Advisory Board Member
Model Legislature/Model Court, California Young Men's Christian Association
Advisory Board Member
Iranian Federated Women's Club
Advisory Board Member
Japanese-Americans Citizens League
Advisory Board Member
ED4Youth
Advisory Board Member
Young Women’s Christian Association of Santa Clara Valley
Advisory Council
Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley
Board Member
O’Connor Hospital Community Advocacy Council
Board Member
Modern Greek Studies Foundation
Former Chair
Council of State Governments West
Former Member
Board of Directors, Trinity Children and Family Services
Member
Advisory Council, Santa Clara County Council on Aging
Member
La Raza Roundtable
Member
Sierra Club
Member
Board of Directors, Santa Clara County Land Trust
Member
Board of Directors, OUTREACH
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member
Advisory Board, Resource Area For Teachers
Member
Advisory Board, Leadership Sunnyvale
Sustainer
Junior League of San Jose
Member
Commission on the Status of Women
Member
Seismic Safety Commission
Member
San Francisco Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission
Member
Legislative Women’s Caucus
Member
Member, Council of State Governments Governing Board
Member
Council of State Governments Governing Board
Member
California Postsecondary Education Commission
Member
California Domestic Violence Program Advisory Council