Established in 1981, Santa Clara County Democratic Club is a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values.
Monday, February 16, 2015
390 Saratoga Ave.
Come for a no-host buffet dinner with us at
California Legislative Priorities in 2015with
Assemblyman Rich Gordon is a fourth generation Californian - born and raised in San Mateo County. He completed high school in Orange County, and graduated from the University of Southern California. He has a Masters in Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. He represents the heart of the Silicon Valley. He was first elected in November 2010 and represents the 24th Assembly District on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
Assemblyman Gordon chairs the Assembly Committee on Rules, and is a member of the following Assembly Committees: Business, Professions and Consumer Protection; Budget; Local Government; Revenue & Taxation and the Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation. He is currently Chair the Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy, in addition to chairing the Legislative LGBT Caucus. Additionally, he is Chair of the Assembly Bay Area Caucus and is a member of the Environmental Caucus.
Assemblyman Gordon previously served for 13 years on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. As a County Supervisor, Gordon worked to achieve government accountability by leading in the development of the County's outcome-based budgeting and was instrumental in the formation of regional partnerships including the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust. Gordon was actively involved in the creation of the Children's Health Initiative, which guarantees health care coverage for children. In 2008, Gordon served as President of the California State Association of Counties, which represents all 58 counties.
Assemblyman Gordon also served as a member of the San Mateo County Board of Education for five years. Prior to public service, he was a minister in the United Methodist Church, and for twenty years he worked in the non-profit sector where he was the founder and Executive Director of Youth and Family Assistance.
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Monthly General Meetings, normally the 3rd Monday (except July or August and December)
6:00 p.m. for no-host dinner
7:00 p.m. meeting begins
390 Saratoga Ave.
(Cross street is Kiely Blvd., between Stevens Creek and Hwy 280.) in San José
Monthly Executive Board Meetings, fourth Wednesday of the month.
7:00 p.m. for Meeting & Dessert
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