First elected in 1992, Supervisor Keith Carson serves as a member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors - representing the 5th District - on a platform dedicated to inclusive and accessible government. The 5th District include the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and large portions of Oakland, namely the West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, and Montclair neighborhoods, as well as portions of the Dimond, Bella Vista, and San Antonio districts.
Supervisor Carson chairs several Alameda County committees and organizations including the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA), the Alameda County Budget Work Group Committee, the Alameda County Personnel, Administration and Legislation Committee and is a member of the Alameda County Health Committee.
He was born and raised in Berkeley, California. Supervisor Carson attended the John F. Kennedy School of Law and earned a Master of Public Administration from California State University Hayward and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.