Kansen Chu

Kansen Chu NONENon-Partisan

Member of the California State Assembly

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Kansen ChuNONENon-Partisan Member of the California State Assembly
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Kansen Chu (Chinese: 朱感生; pinyin: Zhū Gǎnshēng born October 27, 1952) is a Taiwanese-born American politician. A Democrat, Chu was a member of the California State Assembly from 2014 to 2020, for the 25th District, which encompasses parts of the South and East Bay regions of the San Francisco Bay Area.In 2019, Chu announced that he would not seek reelection for State Assembly in 2020, instead running for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. He lost to Otto Lee in the general election.On February 10, 2021, Chu was appointed to the Berryessa Union School District Board of Trustees to fill a vacant seat. His current term ends in 2022.Chu ran for the 24th Assembly district seat in the redrawn 2022 election, but was defeated in the primary by incumbent Alex Lee.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
National Taipei University of Technology
BS Electrical Engineering
California State University, Northridge
Masters Electrical Engineering
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2014 - 2020
Member
San Jose City Council
2007 - 2014
President, Owner
Ocean Harbor Chinese Restaurant
1989 - 2007
Former District Director
Former State Assemblymember Cohn
2006
Microdiagnostics Microprogrammer
International Businesses Machines Corporation (IBM)
1978 - 1996
Other Experience1 - 53 of 53
Board Member
League of California Cities
Current
Board Member
Association of Bay Area Governments
Current
Board Member
Housing, Community, and Economic Development Policy Committee, League of California Cities
Current
Board Member
Cities Counties School Partnership
Current
Commissioner
Santa Clara County Mental Health Board
Current
Member
Treatment Plant Advisory Committee
Current
Member
Santa Clara Valley Water Commission
Current
Member
Santa Clara County Valley Habitat Plan
Current
Member
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Advisory Board
Current
Member
San Francisco Estuary Project, Association of Bay Area Governments
Current
Member
Downtown Lions Club
Current
Member
Neighborhood Accountability Board, County Restorative Justice Program
Current
Advisory Board Member
Vision New America
2002 - 2007
Advisory Board Member
Californians for Justice
2005 - 2007
Board of Directors
Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation
1998 - 2007
Board of Directors
Santa Clara Valley Metro Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Metropolitan Board
1998 - 2007
Board of Trustees
Berryessa Union School District
2002 - 2007
District Representative
Former State Senator Alquist
2004 - 2005
Board Member
Berryessa Neighborhood Accountability Board
2003 - 2004
Board of Directors
Shin Shin Education Foundation
2003 - Current
Board of Directors
KNTV Channel 11 Community Board
1997 - 1999
Chair of the Board
Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino Japanese War
1996 - 1998
Commissioner
Private Industry Council
1995 - 1997
Lord of Longevity
Santa Clara County Self-Help for the Elderly
1996
President
Organization of Chinese American-Silicon Valley
1995
Former Advisory Board Member
Asian Law Alliance
Former Chair
North San Jose Neighborhoods Planning Taskforce
Former Council Liaison
Human Rights Commission
Former Member
Public Safety, Finance, and Strategic Support Committee, San Jose City
Former Member
Policy Advisory Committee, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Former Member
California State Superintendent Delaine Eastin’s Education Round Table
Former Member
Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County
Former Member
Neighborhood Services and Education Committee, San Jose City
Former Member
Santa Clara County Airport Land Use Commission
Former Member
Recycled Water liaison Committee
Former Member
San Jose Arena Authority
Founder
Second Harvest Food Bank Chinese New Year Food Drive
Former Chair
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Committee, California State Assembly
Former Chair
Labor and Employment Committee, California State Assembly
Former Chair
Select Committee on Hate Crimes, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education, California State Assembly
Former Member
Revenue and Taxation Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Foster Care, California State Assembly
Former Member
Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Homelessness Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Insurance Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Transportation Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on the State of Hate, California State Assembly
Former Vice Chair
Joint Committee on the Arts, California State Assembly