2020 Commissioners

Russell Yee

Russell Yee

Russell Yee Party: Republican County: Alameda City: Oakland (Commissioner Application, Video) A century ago, Dr. Yee’s ancestors left southern China for “Gum Saan” (“Gold Mountain”). They settled in Oakland, where his parents and then he and his brothers were all born...

Angela Vázquez

Angela Vázquez

Angela Vázquez Party: Democrat County: Los Angeles City: Los Angeles (Commissioner Application, Video) Angela M. Vázquez brings to her work a tenacity for ensuring equity for historically marginalized communities, families, and children, especially as their life...

Trena Turner

Trena Turner

Trena Turner Party: Democrat County: San Joaquin City: Stockton (Commissioner Application, Video) Pastor Trena Turner is the Executive Director at Faith in the Valley; a multi-cultural, multi-faith community organizing network in the San Joaquin Central Valley. Faith...

Pedro Toledo

Pedro Toledo

Pedro Toledo Party: No Party Preference County: Sonoma City: Petaluma (Commissioner Application, Video) Pedro Toledo serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Petaluma Health Center (PHC), a nationally-recognized, award-winning, federally-qualified health center...

Derric Taylor

Derric Taylor

Derric Taylor Party: Republican County: Los Angeles City: Los Angeles (Commissioner Application, Video) Currently an Investigator with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Taylor has served California communities for over twenty-five years. As an...

Patricia S. Sinay

Patricia S. Sinay

Patricia Sinay Party: Democrat County: San Diego City: Encinitas (Commissioner Application, Video) With nearly 30 years of community-building experience, Patricia Sinay launched Community Investment Strategies, a consulting firm she founded that connects nonprofits,...

Sara Sadhwani

Sara Sadhwani

Sara Sadhwani Party: Democrat County: Los Angeles City: La Canada Flintridge (Commissioner Application, Video) Sara Sadhwani is an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College specializing in American politics, racial and ethnic politics, and public policy. Her...

Antonio Le Mons

Antonio Le Mons

Antonio Le Mons Party: No Party Preference County: Los Angeles City: Studio City (Commissioner Application, Video) Antonio Le Mons has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in both the non-profit and private sector—from start-ups to mature...

J. Ray Kennedy

J. Ray Kennedy

J. Ray Kennedy Party: Democrat County: San Bernardino City: Morongo Valley (Commissioner Application, Video) Ray Kennedy has worked in the field of international electoral assistance since 1990, leading large and small teams in the design and implementation of...

Neal Fornaciari

Neal Fornaciari

Neal Fornaciari Party: Republican County: San Joaquin City: Tracy (Commissioner Application, Video) Mr. Fornaciari worked as a researcher and manager at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore for 27 years prior to retiring in 2017. He has experience leading and...

Alicia Fernández

Alicia Fernández

Alicia Fernández Party: Republican County: Yolo City: Clarksburg (Commissioner Application, Video) Alicia Fernandez is currently a Senior Special Agent supervising a team of Special Agents that conduct internal affairs investigations. With over 30 years of experience...

Jane Andersen

Jane Andersen

Jane Andersen Party: Republican County: Alameda City: Berkeley (Commissioner Application, Video) Ms. Andersen has been a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in California since 1988. Her experience includes structural failure investigation and repair, earthquake...

Linda Akutagawa

Linda Akutagawa

Linda Akutagawa Party:No Party Preference County: Orange City: Huntington Beach (Commissioner Application, Video) Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). A passionate social entrepreneur for over 25 years and beneficiary...

Isra Ahmad

Isra Ahmad

Isra Ahmad Party: No Party Preference County: Santa Clara City: San José (Commissioner Application, Video) Isra is currently a Quantitative Researcher at Twitch. Previously, Isra has held several positions with the County of Santa Clara's Tobacco Control Program and...