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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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MayorCity of FremontNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

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Councilmember/Businesswoman/Parent
37,834 votes (53.7%)Winning
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  • Advocate Responsible Development--As a longtime resident, I've seen development grow rampantly, contributing to standstill traffic and school overcrowding. Fremont needs to listen to citizen concerns and take a responsible approach to development.
  • Proven Track Record--Over my 8-year tenure as an FUSD Trustee, City Council member, and Vice Mayor, I have been actively involved in our communities and worked to resolve pressing issues. I have studied each issue and voted to benefit the residents.
  • Passionate and Accessible Champion for the People--I am grateful for public input and shared knowledge. I am always available to meet with local groups and individuals for the betterment of the quality of life in Fremont.
Profession:Vice Mayor/Businesswoman/Parent
Vice Mayor, City of Fremont — Elected position (2016current)
City Council Member, City of Fremont — Elected position (2014current)
Board of Education Trustee, Fremont Unified School District — Elected position (20082014)

Vice Mayor Lily Mei grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Drexel University. Her diverse professional experience includes over 20 years in competitive analysis, product and channel management, supply chain practices and serving as a worldwide sales operations controller. Most recently, she led a global high-technology trade association representing industry leaders to develop best practices to advance intellectual property protection.

Since 1994, Vice Mayor Mei and her family have proudly called Fremont home, choosing our city for its family-friendly environment. She began her local service participating on numerous school-related committees, including the Fremont Unified Pupil Overload Task Force, Ad Hoc Budget Developers Fee Task Force, Fremont Council PTA School Board Liaison, a PTA Unit President, a PTA Vice President of Membership, and a School Site Council member.

Vice Mayor Mei is proud to be a contributor to the growing success of Fremont’s public education where she was elected twice as a School Board Trustee to the Fremont Unified School District serving from January 2008 to December 2014.

In addition to education, Vice Mayor Mei embraces diverse recreational and cultural programs serving as a volunteer and leader supporting local scouting and sports programs. She is a board member/advisor of Citizens for Better Community, Music for Minors II, and South Bay Chinese Service Club. Vice Mayor Mei also has been a dedicated supporter involved with community-focused groups encouraging civic engagement such as the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Minority Women Leadership Day/Education Summit, and American Association of University Women.  

At the state level, Vice Mayor Mei was the President of the Asian Pacific Islander School Board Members Association (APISBMA) for California. During her tenure, Vice Mayor Mei worked to ensure APISBMA’s active participation on California School Board Association’s Council of Presidents to strengthen their partnership with ethnic school board member associations statewide. Regionally in the Bay area, she was elected by surrounding local school districts to two terms as a Delegate Assembly member for Region 7 which represents Alameda and Contra Costa counties. 

Vice Mayor Mei lives in Fremont with her husband, Peter, and their children, Katie and Calvin.

 

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Fremont needs CHANGE!

As a longtime resident, I’ve seen development grow rampantly, contributing to standstill traffic and school overcrowding. Fremont needs to listen to citizen concerns and take a responsible approach to development. I am running to lead this change as a city leader who hears and understands your frustrations and concerns.

Before considering ANY new developments, we must ensure that they won’t overload city resources and infrastructure. I will not accept money from developers. 

In the past eight years as your elected public servant, I have actively engaged Fremont citizens. As the first Fremont Unified School District Board Trustee to go on to serve as a Councilmember, I have bridged the gap to ensure that our award-winning schools are a legislative priority. 

On City Council, I have thoroughly evaluated each issue and was not afraid to challenge questionable projects. I have championed the protection of open space and our beautiful hillsides. 

As your full-time Mayor, I will amplify YOUR voice. I will maintain Fremont’s fiscal accountability, strengthen public safety, and bring new jobs and economic growth. 

Together, we will make Fremont a hometown we can be proud of.

Fremont Mayor/Cpa
32,381 votes (45.96%)
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  • Help the middle class by creating jobs and making housing more affordable.
  • Continue to bring money to Fremont to upgrade roads and highways to fight out-of-town traffic.
  • Hold developers accountable and make sure city resources and schools aren’t overwhelmed by new projects
Profession:Mayor, City of Fremont
Mayor, City of Fremont — Elected position (2012current)

Meet Bill Harrison

Small Business Owner, CPA, Mayor

Bill Harrison is proud to be lifelong resident of Fremont. Bill was born in Fremont where his parents, Herb and Gerry Harrison, showed by example how to be a leader for our community. They taught him the importance of giving back, and making our city a better place for everyone to live, work, shop, build friendships, and raise a family.  

Working as a small business owner, helping his clients as a CPA, and listening to constituents as Councilmember and Mayor, Bill knows that jobs are the key to Fremont’s economy and overall well being. He’s worked closely with our community for years to keep and create jobs in Fremont because when families have secure employment, the housing market improves, our schools get better, and our neighborhoods are safer.

Bill is co-owner of Harrison Accounting Group, Inc., founded in 1948.  The firm is the oldest accounting firm in Fremont (since 1954) and still has its headquarters here while servicing clients throughout the western United States.

Bill was elected Fremont’s Mayor in 2012 and to the Fremont City Council in 2006 and in 2010. He served on the Fremont Planning Commission from 2001 to 2006. As Councilmember and Mayor, Bill’s policy decisions have always been driven by his outreach and close communication with his constituents.

He has also served on several boards and assisted non-profit organizations to further address our neighborhood concerns on issues related to children, transportation, health care, education, and economic development.

Bill currently serves on the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Technology & Innovation Task Force, the Advanced Manufacturing Task Force, and the Transportation & Communications Committee. He was also recently appointed as Vice Chair of the Alameda Country Transportation Commission. Additionally, he’s on the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership’s Senior Advisory Board. Despite his busy schedule, Bill always lends a hand where he can, and has a long history in the nonprofit sector.

He has also served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Kidango (formerly Tri-Cities Children’s Centers), President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Fund of the Bay Area, as a member of the Centerville & City of Fremont Combined Project Area Committee, and as Director and Community Service Chair for the Fremont Kiwanis Club.  Continuing his passion towards charities, Bill has worked with Raquel’s Kids, Boldy Me and the Washington Hospital Foundation. Bill is also a former member of the Alameda County Assessment Appeals Board and is currently the Treasurer of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce Dollars for Scholars program.

Bill’s interest in community service began while attending Ohlone Community College in Fremont.  As a student, he interned in Congressman Don Edward’s Washington, D.C. office and Assemblymember Delaine Eastin’s District Office.

Bill is a product of Fremont public schools, attending Glenmoor Elementary, Centerville Junior High, Washington High School, and Ohlone College. Bill went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a Concentration in Accounting at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Bill is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, and they are the proud parents of two boys, Bryce and Hayden.

  • Fremont Firefighters, Local 1689
  • Fremont Police Officers Association
  • Richard Valle, Alameda County Supervisor
  • Bob Wieckowski, State Senator
  • Eric Swalwell, Member of Congress
  • Kansen Chu, State Assemblymember
  • Richard Valle, Alameda County Supervisor
  • Scott Haggerty, Alameda County Supervisor
  • Bill Quirk, State Assemblymember
  • Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization
  • Delaine Eastin, California Superintendent of Public Instruction (Ret.)
  • Sue Chan, Fremont Councilmember
  • Rick Jones, Fremont Councilmember
  • Tom Blalock, Transit Director, BART
  • Linda Wasserman, wife of former Mayor Bob Wasserman

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