Meet Anne Kepner
Democrat Anne Kepner has announced her candidacy for State Assembly District 25. This seat is currently held by Kansen Chu who is running for Santa Clara County Supervisor.
Kepner, who is the past President of the West Valley-Mission Community College Board, says improving education is a top priority. “I was raised in San Jose by a single mom. I saw how critical it was for her to continue her education so that she could provide for my sister and me. Getting that education today is so much more difficult,” said Kepner. “My work on the community college board has focused on affordability and providing the support students need to succeed. Ensuring that all people get a good education needs to be our highest priority.”
Kepner has spent her career fighting for justice and working to make our communities better.
“I grew up in San Jose and have watched the Silicon Valley change, with a growing social and economic divide,” said Kepner. “I am running for Assembly to create solutions to our biggest challenges, from ensuring all children get a quality education to improving access to healthcare, creating economic opportunity and providing affordable housing for students, families and seniors.”
While Kepner’s agenda may sound ambitious, her record of accomplishment proves she will be a champion for our youth, families, seniors and anyone who needs a hand up to improve their lives.
In addition to her service on the West Valley-Mission Community College Board, Kepner also serves as Board Chair for Mission City Community Fund, PTA President at Buchser Middle School and on the Board of Managers for Central YMCA of Silicon Valley, a position she has held for 20 years.
Kepner has dedicated her professional career to fighting for justice as an attorney whose firm represents people who otherwise would not have a voice in our system, from cases involving pesticide and toxic exposure to wrongful deaths, catastrophic injuries, and elder abuse.
Anne and her husband Tom, a technology executive, have lived in Santa Clara for more than 20 years and have three children: 13-year-old twin boys, James and John, who attend our local public schools, and 24-year-old daughter Emmy, who just completed college.