- Government, Education and Individuals
Ken Yeager has served on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors since 2006. He previously served six years on the San Jose City Council, first elected in November 2000 and re-elected to a second term in March 2004. Prior to that, he served two terms (1992-2000) as a Trustee of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District where he was the first openly gay elected official in Santa Clara County. He is a strong supporter of public health, with a particular interest in preventive health measures and strong safety net programs. A long-time pioneer for LGBTQ rights in the region, Supervisor Yeager has worked to expand HIV testing, outreach for homeless LGBTQ homeless youth, and health services for LGBTQ residents in Santa Clara County.