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Wilma Chan


Picture of Wilma Chan
CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2000 Democratic AD-16 78347 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-16 77744 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic AD-16 126292 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 5, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts
Married: Carl Zeff
Children: Jennifer and Daren
Died: November 3, 2021 in Oakland, CA

Previous: Chair, Alameda County Children and Families Commission
1991-1993: President, Oakland Board of Education
1994-2000: Member, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
2002-2004: Majority Leader, California State Assembly*
2006: Early Candidate for Alameda County Board of Supervisors (Withdrew)
2007-Present: Member, California Medical Assistance Commission
2008: Primary Candidate for SD-09 (Lost; 43.2%)
200?-2010: Vice President for Policy, Children Now
2011-2021: Member, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
2016: Early Primary Candidate for SD-09 (Declined to run)

  • Chan was California's first female Assembly Majority Leader.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2001-02)