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LWVLeague of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Santa Clara County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

Ken Yeager
Answers Questions

Candidate for
County Supervisor; County of Santa Clara; Supervisorial District 4


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Questions & Answers

1. What experience and training would you bring to this office?

My entire adult life has been committed to goal of improving the quality of life for my community and my neighbors. Over the years my work toward this goal has lead me to advocate for improved child care opportunities for our children, educate students as a professor at San Jose State University and Trustee on the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District, fight for civil rights in our community, and work with my neighbors to improve our quality of life as president of my neighborhood association.

After many years as a community leader and educator, I decided to run for a seat on the San Jose City Council. For the past 6 years on the city council, I have continued my work to improve the quality of life for all San Jose residents and create a positive climate for our businesses to operate. Improving city services, renovating parks and libraries, increasing the supply of rental and for sale housing, improving local schools, and making neighborhoods safer have all been at the top of my list of priorities.

2. What are the particular needs of your District?

The major issues in my community include:

3. On what projects should the Board of Supervisors concentrate?

Santa Clara County is at a critical crossroads in terms of quality of life and economic stability. Unless we find a better way to educate our population with 21st century skills, make healthcare and housing affordable and nurture a new era of economic development and innovation, we run the risk of getting left behind other areas of the United States and the global marketplace.

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