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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Milpitas Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Kelly Yip-Chuan

Teacher/Business Owner
10,071 votes (28.44%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Alleviate Overcrowding at Milpitas High School
  • Early Childhood Development for all Students
  • Continued Support of Campus Safety



Profession:Teacher/Business Owner
Real Estate and Mortgage Broker, Platinum Realty Group And Finance, Inc. (2002–current)
Teacher, Milpitas Unified School District (2012–current)


University of California, Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts, Law & Society (1997)

Community Activities

PTA Board Member, William Burnett Elementary School (2017–current)
Board Director, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce (2016–current)
Ambassador, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce (2014–current)
Representative (former Vice-Chair), Community Board of Advisory Council- Milpitas Unified School District (2013–current)
Active member/President-Elect, Milpitas Rotary Club (2014–current)


I am a mother, an educator, and a business owner.  I have 3 children (7, 9, 12) who are thriving at Milpitas Unified School District.  I am an involved parent and have held various positions on the school PTA, School Site Council, and Community Board of Advisory Council at MUSD for over 7 years.  I have been awarded Volunteer of the Year multiple times.  

Outside of school, I am involved citizen of Milpitas.  I am currently serving as a Board Director and an Ambassador for the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce.  I am also an active member and President-Elect of the Milpitas Rotary Club.  A few of the recent awards I have received are: 2018 Local Hero Award from Assemblymember Kansen Chu, 2018 Volunteer for the Year from Burnett Elementary School, voted as 2017 and 2018 Best of Milpitas "Business Person" from Milpitas Post, and 2017 Business Person of the Year from Milpitas Chamber of Commerce.

It’s time for me to step up and serve in a different capacity and give back to our community.  Milpitas is already a great school district, however there’s always room for improvement!  I would like find ways to improve our education system and make a positive impact for my 3 children, niece, nephew, and the 10,000+ other students in our Milpitas community.  My business experience will be an asset to Milpitas Unified School District.  With my leadership and passion to serve in our public schools, Milpitas would benefit tremendously.  This is the type of leadership that our Community needs.  Please vote for me #2 on the ballot.





Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Kansen Chu, California State Assembly Member, 25th District
  • Honorable Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • Laurie Smith, Santa Clara County Sheriff

Organizations (7)

  • Milpitas Teacher's Association (MTA)
  • Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)- Milpitas Chapter
  • South Bay Labor Council (COPE)
  • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
  • La Raza Roundtable de California
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club (SVAPADC)

Elected Officials (9)

  • Honorable Hon Lien, Trustee, Milpitas Unified School District
  • Honorable Marsha Grilli, Milpitas Vice Mayor
  • Honorable Bob Nunez, Milpitas City Council Member
  • Honorable Bob Livengood, Former Milpitas Mayor
  • Honorable Anthony Phan, Milpitas City Council Member
  • Honorable Mike Mendizabal, Former School Board President, Milpitas Unified School District
  • Honorable Henry Manayan, Former Milpitas Mayor
  • Honorable Armando Gomez, Former City Council Member
  • Honorable Gwan Alisantosa, Former School Board President, Milpitas Unified School District

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