Ellen Kamei

Councilmember, City of Mountain View

Barbara Wilets

Ellen Kamei is a current Councilmember, former Mayor, and former Environmental Planning Commissioner for the City of Mountain View, CA. A third generation resident, she is the daughter of a Chinese and Puerto Rican American mother and a Japanese American father born at Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp. She is a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic government affairs professional with over fifteen years in the public sector working at every level of government. Ellen is currently part of the External and Legislative Affairs Team for AT&T California. 

A former educator and community volunteer, Ellen is the Past President of the League of California Cities Women’s Caucus and President for the League of California Cities Peninsula Division. Ellen is committed to Second Harvest’s mission to combat food insecurity and stigma by providing free food resources to our community and families.

Ellen is a former collegiate rower, who enjoys being on the water whenever she can. Ellen and her family live in Mountain View with their toddler, infant, and therapy dog.

She completed her M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, B.A. from UC Santa Barbara.

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