Introductory Bio for Supervisor Candace Andersen
Candace was elected to the Contra Costa County
Board of Supervisors on June 5, 2012 and sworn in on June 26, 2012 to begin
serving her first term as the District 2 County Supervisor.
Candace served as the Mayor of the Town of
Danville for two terms. She was on the Danville Town Council from 2003 through
June 25, 2012. While on the Danville Town Council, Candace also served on a
number of boards, commissions and committees including:
Candace also served on the Morgan Hill City
Council in the early 1990's. She is an attorney licensed to practice law in
California and Hawaii. She began her legal career as a Prosecuting Attorney in
her hometown of Honolulu and also worked as a civil practitioner with a law firm
in Morgan Hill. Candace put her legal career on hold to serve the community and
raise her family.
Candace received both her B.A. in Public
Policy (1982) and Juris Doctorate (1985) from Brigham Young University. She
attended Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii from K-12.
with her responsibilities on the Board of Supervisors, Candace remains an active
volunteer in local schools, assists the Library Foundation, serves on the Board
of Directors of the East Bay Chapter of California Women Lead, and is a Board
Member of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and assists them with their
and her husband, attorney Philip M. Andersen, have been married for 28 years and
are the parents of six children ranging in age from 14 to 26, and have two
daughters in law and a son in law.