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Chad Walsh

Chad Walsh

Office Sought: California State Assembly (AD-28)
Current Occupation: Entrepeneur / Community College Trustee
Party: “None” (aka Independent)
Date of Birth: September 30, 1966

Chad Walsh boasts an impressive resume, and will speak with a bright, experienced, and independent voice in the state legislature on the critical issues of technology and job creation. With a BS from University of California, San Diego, and a MS from Santa Clara University, he started his career as an electrical engineer. A credentialed patent attorney, he worked in the corporate sector before launching his own successful law firm, still in business today. Currently, he also lectures on the subject at Santa Clara University School of Law teaching intellectual property, and serves the Silicon Valley community as a publicly elected member of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. Having lived in the area for more than 20 years, Chad is married with two children.

“In Silicon Valley, we think independently … I was once a moderate Republican. I became an Independent out of a deep desire to move beyond partisanship and focus on solutions to meet California’s challenges.”

Record of Independence:

  • Chad is endorsed by a wide range of local politicians on both sides of the aisle.
  • With his experience as both an educator, and a college district trustee, Chad is intently focused on “building the best education system in the world,” with an eye to solving California’s pension crisis in order to preserve education funding for the future.
  • Chad worked on the community college board to pass a balanced budget resolution, while at the same time aggressively promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and reducing textbook costs for students.


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