Share of Local Elected Officials, Professional Background
Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Data are from the GrassrootsLab GrassFire Directory (www.grassrootslab.com), a unique and comprehensive database that closely tracks, updates and categorizes local jurisdictions, elected officials and key staff members in California cities, counties and school districts. Silicon Valley includes the city-defined region. Local elected officials include any person elected through a city-wide or county-wide election to represent at either the Municipal, Mayoral or Supervisorial level. Race/ethnicity of elected officials are based on publicly available documentation that those officials self-identify with a particular racial/ethnic group. Other party affiliation includes American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Peace & Freedom/Reform, and Other.
Includes local elected officials serving on City and Town Councils and County Boards of Supervisors.