ARB Board Member Biographies
Ken Yeager

This page last reviewed January 6, 2010

Appointed January 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Photo of Ken Yeager Supervisor Ken Yeager was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in June of 2006.  He focuses much of his time on policies relating to public health, environmental stewardship, and transportation.

Supervisor Yeager is a member of the Caltrain Joint Powers Board and the Valley Transportation Authority Board.  He also serves as the County’s representative to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Previously, Supervisor Yeager served six years as a councilmember for the City of San Jose and served two terms as a Trustee of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District where he was the County’s first openly gay elected official.

Ken earned a B.A. in political science from San Jose State University (SJSU) and an M.A. in sociology and a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University.  Prior to his public service career, he taught full time in the Political Science Department at SJSU for 12 years. An avid runner, Supervisor Yeager has also participated in over 30 marathons and 10 triathlons.