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Elaine Alquist's Biography
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Elaine Kontominas Alquist
Widowed; 2 Children: Peter, Bryan White
BS, Mathematics, MacMurray College
MA, Guidance and Counseling, Washington University
Senator, California State Senate, 2005-2012
Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 1997-2002
Member, Cupertino Union School District Board of Education, 1983-1991
Board President, Cupertino Union School District, 1986, 1990
Member, California Domestic Violence Program Advisory Council
Member, California Postsecondary Education Commission
Member, Commission on the Status of Women
Member, Council of State Governments Governing Board
Member, Legislative Womens Caucus
Member, Member, Council of State Governments Governing Board
Member, San Francisco Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission
Member, Seismic Safety Commission
Real Estate Broker
Owner/Founder, Small Business
Financial Analyst, Stanford University
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Advisory Board, Leadership Sunnyvale
Member, Advisory Board, Resource Area For Teachers
Member, Advisory Council, Santa Clara County Council on Aging
Member, Board of Directors, OUTREACH
Member, Board of Directors, Santa Clara County Land Trust
Former Member, Board of Directors, Trinity Children and Family Services
Advisory Council, Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley
Former Chair, Council of State Governments West
Advisory Board Member, ED4Youth
Advisory Board Member, Iranian Federated Women's Club
Advisory Board Member, Japanese-Americans Citizens League
Sustainer/Member of the Advisory Board, Junior League of San Jose
Member, La Raza Roundtable
Advisory Board Member, Model Legislature/Model Court, California Young Men's Christian Association
Board Member, Modern Greek Studies Foundation
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Board Member, OConnor Hospital Community Advocacy Council
Member, Sierra Club
Advisory Board Member, Young Womens Christian Association of Santa Clara Valley
President, Parent-Teacher Association, 1981
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