The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo
The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo is U.S. Representative for California’s 18th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. Her district includes the cities of San Jose, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto. She served as Chief-of-Staff to Speaker pro temp ore Leo McCarthy of the California State Assembly between 1981 and 1982. She was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1982 and served until 1992. She served as President of the Board of Supervisors in 1986.
During Congresswoman Eshoo’s service in Congress, she has defended consumers, promoted American competitiveness and innovation, advanced the need for health care for families and children, and encouraged development of clean energy technology. In recognition of her efforts, she has earned many awards from diverse groups such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the Science Coalition. The San Jose Mercury News named her one of the Ten Most Powerful Women in Silicon Valley, and in March, she was first on the list of Fedscoop’s list of D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Tech: “Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has consistently been a strong voice in Congress on technology-related issues. She is a hard-working woman and an innovative leader on the Hill.”
Congresswoman Eshoo is the mother of two grown children, Karen and Paul, who are both committed educators.
The Menlo College President’s Medal is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves by their actions and deeds in their careers and for their communities, thereby reflecting well upon Menlo College’s educational efforts, values, and principles. The Menlo College community recognizes the Honorable Anna Eshoo with the President’s Medal on May 10, 2014 for her distinguished public service and her recent assistance to the College in the procurement of our Cal-Grant funding.