We've been honored to host an impressive cohort of speakers over nearly 50 years of luncheons. Here's a look at who's joined us recently:

2018
Jan - Mary Hughes, Founder, Close the Gap CA
Feb - Fiona Ma, California State Board of Equalization
Mar - Betty Yee, California State Controller
April - Eleni Kounalakis & Jeff Bleich, Candidates for California Lieutenant Governor
May - Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
June - Dr. Terry Christensen, SJSU Professor Emeritus
Aug - Teresa Castellanos, Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations
Sept - Ken Yeager, County Supervisor
Oct - Kathleen Wortham, Silicon Valley Leadership Group & Angelica Ramos, National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley
Nov - Garrick Percival, SJSU Political Science Professor
Dec - Jerry Hill, State Senator

2017
Jan - Kimberly Ellis, Executive Director, Emerge California
Feb - Jennifer Thomas, President, San José Teachers Association
Mar - Ann Ravel, Federal Election Commission
April - Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, Executive Director, Somos Mayfair
May - Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area
June – James Eggers, Director, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
July – (No lunch)
Aug – Raul Peralez, San José City Council
Sept - Ben Field, Executive Director, South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
Oct – Delaine Eastin, Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nov - Joe Simitian, County Supervisor
Dec – Marc Berman & Ash Kalra, State Assemblymebers (Moderated by Assemblymember Evan Low)

2016
Jan - Jesse Simons, National Chief of Staff, Sierra Club
Feb - Sally Lieber, Former Assemblywoman
Mar - Magdalena Carrasco, San José City Council
April - Fiona Ma, State Board of Equalization
May - Jeff Rosen, District Attorney
June - Larry Gerston, SJSU Political Science Dept.
July - (No lunch)
Aug - Eric Swalwell, U.S. Congress
Sept - Cindy Chavez, County Supervisor
Oct - Marc Berman/Vicki Veenker (AD24 Forum)
Nov - Terry Christensen, Political Science Chair Emeritus, SJSU

2015
Jan - Larry Stone, County Assessor
Feb - LaDoris Cordell, Independent Police Auditor, City of San José
Mar - Kathleen Krenek, Executive Director, Nextdoor Solutions to Domestic Violence
April - Jim Beall, State Senate
May - (No lunch)
June - Joe Simitian, County Supervisor
July - Larry Gerston, SJSU Political Science Dept.
Aug - Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San José
Oct - Cindy Chavez, County Supervisor
Nov - Jennifer Loving, Executive Director, Destination: Home

2014
Jan - (No lunch)
Feb - Bill Gould, Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board
Mar - Betty Yee, State Board of Equalization
April - Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
May - Derek Cressman, Candidate for Secretary of State
June - Larry Gerston, SJSU Political Science Dept.
July - (No lunch)
Aug - John Laird, State Secretary of Natural Resources
Sept - Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA
Oct - Dave Cortese, County Supervisor
Nov - Terry Christensen, Political Science Chair Emeritus, SJSU

2013
Jan - Ann Ravel, Chair, California FPPC
Feb - Leland Yee, State Senate
Mar - Mary Hughes, Executive Director, Close the Gap
April - John Laird, State Secretary of Natural Resources
May - Bob Wieckowski, State Assembly
June - (No lunch)
July - Mike Honda, U.S. Congress
Aug - Terry Christensen, Political Science Chair Emeritus, SJSU
Sept - Ben Field, Executive Director, South Bay Labor Council
Oct - Jerry Hill, State Senate
Nov - Mark Stone, State Assembly

2012
Jan - Jerry Hill/Sally Lieber (SD10 Candidates Forum)
Feb - Paul Mitchell, CEO, Redistricting Partners
Mar - Darrell Steinberg, State Senate President Pro Tempore
April - Jim Beall/Joe Coto (SD15 Candidates Forum)
May - Rich Gordon, State Assembly
June - Terry Christensen, Political Science Chair Emeritus, SJSU
July - Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney
Aug - (No lunch)
Sept - Cindy Chavez, Executive Director, South Bay Labor Council
Oct - Bill Monning, State Senate
Nov - Joe Simitian, County Supervisor

2011
Jan - John Chiang, State Controller
Feb - Drs. Kate Forrest & Barry Kendall
Mar - Fred Keeley, Former State Assemblyman
April - LaDoris Cordell, Independent Police Auditor, City of San José
May - Bill Monning, State Assembly
June - Ash Kalra, San José City Council
July - Dave Jones, State Insurance Commissioner
Aug - (No lunch)
Sept - Bill Gould, Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board
Oct - Paul Fong, State Assembly
Nov - Anna Eshoo, U.S. Congress

2010
Jan - Dave Cortese, County Supervisor
Feb - Terry Christensen, Political Science Chair, SJSU
Mar - Jim Beall, State Assembly
April - Jeff Rosen, Candidate for District Attorney
May - Larry Stone, County Assessor
June - Rod Diridon, Sr., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
July - Ira Ruskin, State Assembly
Aug - (No lunch)
Sept - Neil Struthers, Executive Director, Building & Trades Council of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties
Oct - Josh Becker, CEO, Lex Machina
Nov - Terry Christensen, Political Science Chair, SJSU

2009
Jan - John Burton, Former State Senator
Feb - Poncho Guevara, Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Service
Mar - Joe Simitian, State Senate
April - Mike Honda, U.S. Congress
May - Joe Coto, State Assembly
June - Ken Yeager, County Supervisor
July - Anna Caballero, State Assembly
Aug - Peggy Moore, Political Director, Organizing for America
Sept - Bill Lockyer, State Treasurer
Oct - Cindy Chavez, Executive Director, South Bay Labor Council
Nov - Anna Eshoo, U.S. Congress