Kansen Chu
District 4
Born: October 27, 1952

Born in Taiwan, Kansen Chu came to the US in 1976 and is a city councilmember for San Jose’s District 4. He was elected to the council in June 2007 and re-elected without opposition in 2008. Before joining the council, Chu was a member of the Berryessa Union School Board for five years.

Chu earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cal State Northridge, and worked as a microdiagnostics microprogrammer at IBM for 18 years. He is married and has two children.