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Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga



A veteran public servant, Margaret Abe-Koga served on the council for eight years before taking a break to manage the district office of Assemblymember Evan Low. Abe-Koga was raised in San Mateo by immigrant parents from Japan and moved moved to Mountain View in 1998, where she and her husband are raising two daughters who attend public school. Before getting elected to the council, Abe-Koga served on various city commissions. And prior to all that, she was a congressional aide to U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (1993-1999).

First elected: November 2016

Term ends: December 2024

Alma mater: Harvard University (bachelor’s degree, American government and politics)

Twitter bio: Proud mom of 2 daughters, wife of tech brainiac, teaches indoor cycling & TRX, luv my boybands

Notable quote: “The experience that I've gained not just in the past few months but over my three terms, especially as mayor back in 2009 when I had to lead the city out of the great recession, I think is going to be very critical and useful as we move into the next phase.” (Source: Mountain View Voice)

Other offices held: Mayor of Mountain View (2020 and 2009); Vice Mayor of Mountain View (2019 and 2008), Mountain View City Council (2007-2015); Environmental Planning Commission (2004-2006); Human Relations Commission (2000-2004); Santa Clara County Board of Education (2002-2004)

Committee and board assignments:
Council Appointments Review Committee
Council Sustainability Committee
Council Youth Services Committee
Race, Equity, and Inclusion Ad Hoc Subcommittee
ABAG Executive Board Member
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board
CalMod Local Policymakers Group
Cities Association of Santa Clara County
County of Santa Clara Emergency Operational Area Council
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority Board of Directors
VTA Board of Directors

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In the largest independent expenditure to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors race so far, the California Apartment Association threw its weight behind District 5 candidate Margaret Abe-Koga.

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Two former colleagues on the Mountain View City Council—Margaret Abe-Koga and Sally Lieber—have raised similar amounts of money in their race to replace Supervisor Joe Simitian.

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On March 5, exactly one year ahead of the 2024 primary, Mountain View City Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga announced her plans to run for the fifth district Santa Clara County supervisor seat.
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