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  Simitian, S. Joseph "Joe"
NameS. Joseph "Joe" Simitian
Address726 Greer Rd
Palo Alto, California 94303, United States
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Aug 13, 2011 02:08am
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Assemblymember Joe Simitian was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2000, and re-elected in November 2002, to represent the 21st Assembly District, which includes all or part of 13 cities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. His public service over the years also includes:
* County Supervisor, Santa Clara County
* Mayor, City of Palo Alto
* President, Palo Alto School Board
* Regional leadership as President of the Santa Clara County School Boards� Association, President of the League of California Cities Peninsula Division and Chairperson of the Santa Clara County Intergovernmental Council (IGC)
* Representative of the President of the United States, 1994 U.S. Delegation to Observe Elections in El Salvador
* Elections Supervisor, 1997 and 1998 Bosnian Elections, Seconded by the U.S. Department of State, serving with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
* Volunteer, International Rescue Committee (IRC), 1999 refugee relief and resettlement efforts in Albania and Kosovo

Juris Doctor (Boalt Hall)
University of California, Berkeley

Master of City Planning
University of California, Berkeley

Master of Arts, International Policy Studies
Stanford University

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
The Colorado College

High School Diploma
Palo Alto High School

Assemblymember Joe Simitian is a public schools attorney, businessman and city planner. He is a member of the California State Bar and the American Planning Association, and holds an AICP certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Community Service
* Co-Chair, Housing Leadership Council, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group
* Board of Directors, American Leadership Forum -- Silicon Valley
* Advisory Board, O'Neill Sea Odyssey
* Board of Advisors, Adolescent Counseling Services
* Board of Advisors, Clara-Mateo Alliance, Inc.
* Honorary Council Member, Leadership Mountain View
* Advisory Team, San Mateo County Service Learning Project
* Trustee Emeritus, Junior Statesmen Foundation

* Board of Directors, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
* Steering Committee, Bay Area Council
* Member, California UN 50 Committee
* Explorer Scouts Advisor, Law Explorer Post #804
* North County Allocations Committee, United Way of Santa Clara County
* President, Friends of the Children�s Theatre


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