Ken Carlson

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, District 4


Ken would be the first out gay elected to the Contra Costa County Board off Supervisors!


Ken’s been getting it done for our community for over 30 years. He attended Mountain View Elementary in Concord and Pleasant Hill Middle and High Schools. Proud Eagle Scout with Walnut Creek Troop820. Ken learned at an early age about giving back. His grandfather, James Moriarty, served Contra Costa as a county supervisor. His mom, a registered nurse, cared for our most vulnerable at Hospice of the East Bay. Ken joined the Concord Police force where he served for 29-years working as a neighborhood patrol officer and crisis negotiator to help keep our families and community safe. In 2012, Ken’s neighbors elected him to the Pleasant Hill City Council, where he served as mayor and vice mayor. He made history as the city’s first openly gay council member and got the job done when he delivered a new library and park, upgraded our roads, and chaired the Council’s Economic Development subcommittee to bring new jobs to our community.

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