Assemblymember Kansen Chu honors District 25 community heroes


Milpitas, CA – For exemplary service to the district community, California District 25 Assemblymenber Kansen Chu recognized community leaders in the cities of San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, and Santa Clara last Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Banquet Hall, India Community Center (ICC), this city.

In his opening and closing remarks, Assemblymember Kansen Chu thanked the many individuals who work, live or serve in the 25th assembly district. “Your dedication and strong commitment to public service inspire and improve our community. It is also serving as my inspiration in continuing to represent you in the California Assembly. Tonight, I am honored to recognize a wonderful group of individuals and organizations who are truly our community heroes!” Chu said.

Among the 81 awardees from five cities (Newark, San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont, and Santa Clara) who was recognized by Assemblymember Kasen Chu was Milpitas City Commissioner Elpidio R. Estioko, a long-time community leader in the cities of Milpitas and San Jose.

Estioko is an academic instructor from San Jose Job Corps (SJJC) and a senior reporter and columnist for Fil-Am Star, a weekly newspaper based in San Francisco circulating in the Bay Area and 70 other selected cities nationwide.

He served Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (ROV) as Precinct Inspector (PI) since 2008 and currently a Field Inspector (FI) for various election precincts in Milpitas and San Jose during regular and special elections.

He was a former chair and current commissioner of the Library and Education Advisory Commission (LEAC) who, during his term as chair, drafted and finalized the city’s donation policy to the city’s public library which policy proposal was subsequently approved by the City Council in one of their regular sessions. Also under his term, the city approved the 4-tier donation board located at the lobby of the public library recognizing various donors to the library.

He also initiated the city-wide on-the-spot essay writing contest for students in the city of Milpitas, now on its 7th year as an annual student activity co-sponsored by the Library Commission, the Milpitas Library, and the City Council of Milpitas.

He was a member of the 11-man Citizens Task Force on Water Rates that recommended alternative solutions to the City Council on how to address the city’s water rate problem. – EREstioko