Class of 1975 would like to congratulate their classmate Michael Chang for defeating two strong candidates on November 2, 2010 to become a Trustee of the Santa Clara County Board of Education, which covers eight cities in the most affluent part of Silicon Valley. Michael won with 51% of the close to 66,000 votes, leaving his opponents with 37% and 12% respectively. Michael attributed his victory to the 150 active volunteers and over 300 financial supporters, and he was grateful toward DBS classmates and other old boys who supported him throughout.
Michael is Department Chair and a professor of the Dept. of East-Asian Studies at De Anza College in Cupertino. He was a former member and president of the Cupertino School Board, a Cupertino City Councilman, and he served as Mayor of Cupertino for two terms, being the first Asian to become the city's mayor.
More details of Michael's election could be found here: