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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 28

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Ava Chiao

High School Teacher
22,308 votes (8.27%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Community: As a full-time public school teacher, my interests are aligned with families and education. My interests are for the public, families, and community outreach.
  • Education: The Central Committee currently has no representation for K-12 teachers; I am ready to change that and to work with other committee members to prioritize public education.
  • Outreach: Building a stronger community will improve representation within the district. I will be collaborating with other Central Committee members and most importantly, you as the key component to our community.



Profession:High School Teacher
High School Teacher, East Side Union High School District (2011–current)
Hsinchu Sister County Commissioner, County of Santa Clara — Appointed position (2019–current)
State Council Representative, California Teacher Association — Elected position (2018–current)
Representative Assembly, National Teacher Association — Elected position (2017–current)


University of California, Santa Cruz Masters of Arts, Education (2007)
University of California, Santa Cruz Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology (2001)

Community Activities

Participant and Planning Committee (2yrs), Asian Pacific Islanders Educator's Network, Santa Clara County Office of Education (2016–current)
Participant and Graduate, Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (2017–2017)


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