Announcements

Monthly Meeting Details for August 28, 2019


Please join us for this informative meeting, meet some of the candidates running for office in 2020 and learn about the upcoming elections and the candidates.


  • Program: Program will be conducted in English, wherever necessary we will translate

7:00 -7:15 PM Introductions/Announcements

7:15-7:45 PM, Ms. Delaine Eastin

7:45-8:15 PM, Break

8:15-8:45 PM Mr. Otto Lee

8:45-9:00 PM, Closing Q And A

Next meeting, Sept. 25th, TBA

  • Presenters

Our guest speakers will discuss the political process and how to be an active participating citizen and why this is an important part of your citizenship? How we can make a change through the “Ballot Box”.

Ms. Delaine Eastin, Superintendent of CA Schools, (1995-2003), Candidate for CA Governor, 2018

Mr. Otto Lee, Candidate for County Supervisor, Santa Clara County 2020

Ms. Sally Leiber, Candidate for State Senate, 2020


  • Event Details

Date: 8/28/19

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Place: Azerbaijan Society of Northern California

16400 Lark Ave., Suite 260, Los Gatos, CA 95030

(602) 264-2394


About the Presenters:

Delaine Eastin

Ms. Delaine Andree Eastin is an American politician from CaliforniaA professor by education, she was the first and only woman to date to be elected California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (1995–2003) under Governors Pete Wilson and Gray Davis. Eastin, represented parts of Alameda County and Santa Clara County in the California State Assembly between 1986 and 1994. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Eastin's leadership garnered the "Rookie of the Year" acknowledgement from the California Journal, a non-partisan analytical journal that reported on the State Legislature.[6]

Eastin served four terms in the State Assembly, representing parts of Alameda and Santa Clara counties. She wrote legislation to enhance school safety and increase parent involvement.

She received the prestigious Crystal Apple Award from the American Library Association. She was given the Inspirational Leader Award from Kidango. She received alumni awards from both UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara.

She ran for Governor of California in 2018.

Otto Lee

Otto O. Lee was a Sunnyvale, California City Council Member from 2003 to 2011, before which he was on the Planning Commission, which he chaired from 2000 to 2001. From 2005 to 2006 he was vice mayor, and from 2006 to 2007 he was the 57th mayor of Sunnyvale.

Otto Lee was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 22nd Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election

Currently, he is running for the County Supervisor position for Santa Clara County Board 2020.

Award: Bronze Star Medal

Education: Leiden University, UC Hastings College of the Law, University of California, Berkeley