About Susan

Supervisor Susan Ellenberg

Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg represents a diverse population of just under 400,000 residents in District 4, which includes the unincorporated community of Burbank, much of West San Jose, and the cities of Campbell and Santa Clara.

Supervisor Ellenberg serves as the Vice President of the Board of Supervisors as well as the Chair of the County’s Public Safety and Justice Committee and the Vice Chair of the Children, Seniors and Families Committee.

She is a member of the California State Association of Counties Executive Committee and Chair of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. Additionally, she sits on the boards of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the National Association of Counties' Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

Supervisor Ellenberg is a former trustee for San Jose Unified School District. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University School of Law. Since relocating to San Jose in 1991, she has worked as a real estate and land use attorney and as a social justice educator. 

Supervisor Ellenberg lives in San Jose with her husband, attorney Steve Ellenberg, and their two dogs, Lacey and Peaches. They have three young adult children: Zach (married to Ruth Ferguson), Molly and Naava.


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