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Hon. Dennis W. Chiu is a former elected official, attorney, and community leader. He was elected to the largest healthcare district in California with 24,908 votes in 2012 and re-elected in 2016 without opposition. The special district he represented included all or portions of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, and Palo Alto.


Dennis has experience in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. He has practiced law in California since 1997 in law firms and as in-house counsel. Dennis served 13-years as Chair and Commissioner on the Santa Clara County Planning Commission, 5-years as Vice Chair and Boardmember of the El Camino Health Board of Directors, 5-years as Principal Consultant and Senior Staff in the California Legislature, and 4-years as Chair and Commissioner on the Sunnyvale Housing and Human Services Commission.


He has been recognized a number of times for his community service. In 2016, the Association of California Healthcare Districts named Dennis "Trustee of the Year" for the entire state. He has been presented resolutions from the California State Assembly, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County Planning Commission, and City of Sunnyvale.

Currently, Dennis serves on the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute, where he co-leads leadership development trainings for community members, and the BAYMEC Community Foundation where he assists the organization preserve LGBTQI+ history.

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