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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de SaratogaCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Anjali Kausar

School Board Member
3,600 votos (10.82%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Safety: Keep Saratoga as one of the safest cities in the state, both in our homes and on our streets.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Support strong fiscal policies for the city in the near and long-term to provide the highest quality service to the community.
  • Economic Strength: Help businesses thrive in our historic downtown and other commercial areas.



Profesión:School Board Member / C.E.O. Local Non Profit
C.E.O., Cupertino Chamber of Commerce (2013–current)
Board Member, Cupertino Union School District Board of Education — Cargo elegido (2009–current)
Managing Director, Calpath (2000–2009)
Director of Physician Services, O'Connor Hospital (1995–1999)


Stanford University Masters of Arts (M.A.), Policy Organization Leadership Studies (2011)
Wichita State University Master of Science (M.S.), Health Administration (1993)
Wichita State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Health Sciences (1991)

Actividades comunitarias

Member, Rotary Club (2013–current)
School Volunteer, Local elementary, middle, and high school (2002–2018)
Founder & Treasurer, Lynbrook Excellence in Education (2011–2015)
Committee Member, Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF) (2008–2014)
PTA President & Vice President, Blue Hill Elementary School, Miller Middle School (2008–2009)


Anjali Kausar has been a Bay Area resident for over 25 years and a Saratoga resident for over 15 years. A Stanford University graduate with a master’s degree in Policy, Organization & Leadership Studies, she spent fifteen years in the healthcare industry, where she held various positions such as Director of Physician Services at O’Connor Hospital and managing director for a local pathology laboratory. For almost ten years she has served on the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education. In 2015, she was recognized by Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Women of Influence. This year she was awarded the Leadership in Business Award for California Assembly District 28 and is currently the CEO of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.

Anjali is an active member of her community where her three children attended local public schools. She is committed to quality education and opportunities for all children. Anjali has been a member of the Board of Education for the Cupertino Union School District since 2009 and has served as the district board president, vice president, and clerk. She has held various leadership roles in both the local and state educational community including President of the Asian Pacific Islander School Board Members Association and Treasurer of the Santa Clara County School Boards Association. She believes strongly in access to quality education and opportunities for all children.

She has vigorously campaigned for bond and parcel taxes to help our elementary and high schools. Anjali is also the founder of SkoolCare, a nonprofit organization that provides free or affordable dental care to children on school campuses in underserved areas of Silicon Valley.

She has also served on and has led a number of committees including local foundations, the Rotary Club, PTA, Safe Routes to School, neighborhood watch group and others.

Your support will help bring Anjali’s experience and leadership to the Saratoga city council.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • California Assembly Member Evan Low
  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party Endorsement

Organizaciónes (6)

  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats
  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Party
  • Evolve
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party

Funcionarios electos (20)

  • Hon. Emily Lo, Saratoga City Council Member & former Mayor
  • Shefali Vijay, Former Chair, Saratoga Youth Commission
  • Hon. Shinku Sharma, Former Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
  • Hon. Michael Gipe, Former Board President, Saratoga Union School District
  • Hon. Ruchi Zutshi, Former Planning Commissioner, City of Saratoga
  • Hon. Pragati Grover, Former Planning Commissioner, City of Saratoga
  • Rina Shah, Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Hon. Joyce Hlava, Former Mayor, City of Saratoga
  • Hon. Jack Mallory, Former Vice Mayor, City of Saratoga
  • Hon. Chuck Page, Former Mayor, City of Saratoga
  • Hon. Nai-Drwang Hsueh, Director District 5, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Hon. Rod Diridon Sr., Former Chair, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 2
  • Hon. Paul Fong, Former California State Assembly Member, District 24
  • Hon. Jim Cunneen, Former California State Assembly Member, District 24
  • Hon. Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator, 10th Senate District
  • Hon. Marc Berman, California State Assembly Member, 24th District
  • Hon. Nai-Drwang Hsueh Director District 5, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Hon. Joe Simitian Chair, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, 5th District
  • Hon. Laurie Smith Santa Clara County Sheriff

Creencias poliza

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Letter to the Editor Saratoga Newspaper


Printed October 19, 2018

Collaborative effort

As a mother of 3 children who attended Blue Hills Elementary School in Saratoga, I started my civic involvement as a room parent 16 years ago. From there my desire to serve the community at large only grew. I served on the School Site Council, as Traffic & Safety Coordinator, Foundation Treasurer, chair for a number of PTA events, and PTA Vice President and President. 


Heavy involvement in my children's schools led to my appointment to the Cupertino Union School District Board in 2009 and two successful re-elections. For the past 10 years it has been my honor to work with 1,700 employees serving over 18,000 students in 19 elementary schools, one K-8 school, and five middle schools in parts of the cities of Saratoga, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Cupertino. 


Through my years of service, I’ve worked with leaders throughout the region, including state and federal officials, fostering relationships and garnering their endorsements and support.


Although a small town, Saratoga is not an island. We are part of the larger Silicon Valley and our quality of life is affected by what happens in, and our ability to work with, our neighboring cities. To successfully promote and protect the special character of our community, we need elected officials who can serve Saratoga while working collaboratively with others. I've been doing that for 10 years. 


Saratoga is a balancing act between Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. At the center of that balance are small businesses that are the economic foundation of our town. Working at a chamber of commerce, I understand the challenges and narrow margins within which they operate.For business and development, I have and always will advocate for local control and local benefits for the schools and communities that I serve.


We expect cynical politicking in Washington, not Saratoga. Some people are spending time and money to distract from the issues. Look behind the curtain and keep an eye on the issues. See endorsements and positions at, please contact me with any questions.

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