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Ken Yeager is an American politician from California, currently serving on the Santa Clara County, California Board of Supervisors, representing District 4. First elected to the board in 2006, he represents the cities of Campbell and Santa Clara, as well as west San Jose and the Burbank and Cambrian neighborhoods.

Previously, Yeager had served on San Jose City Council from 2000 to 2006. Before that, he'd served two terms on the San Jose/Evergreen Community College Board. He was a candidate for the 23rd district seat in the California State Assembly in 1996, coming in second in the Democratic primary to then-Supervisor (now Congressman) Mike Honda.[1]

Yeager attended San José State University (SJSU), where he earned a B.A. in political science. He went on to Stanford University, earning an M.A. in sociology and a Ph.D. in education. Prior to his election, he taught political science at SJSU for 12 years. Yeager recently completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[2]

He is the first openly gay elected official in San Jose.[3] His long-time partner is Michael Haberecht.[4]

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