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It has been my pleasure to represent California’s 11th State Senate District for the last eight years in Sacramento. On November 30, 2012, however, I left the State Senate due to term limits.

I was sworn in as a Santa Clara County Supervisor on January 7, 2013, representing many of the same constituents I served for the past 12 years in the Senate and Assembly. My new County website is, and my new office phone number is (408) 299-5050.

Thank you, and do stay in touch.

P.S. We’ve maintained our State Senate website as a resource for those interested in the work I’ve done while serving in the Legislature.

Joe in the News

Recent Press Releases

State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced today his selection of Kepler’s Books and Magazines as the 11th Senate District’s Small Business of the Year. This is the second time Simitian has given the award to Kepler’s.

State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) was recently honored by a breast cancer advocacy group for championing legislation to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue.

State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who is leaving office at the end of November due to term limits, will hold a telephone town hall and “exit interview” this Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon.