Tag Archives: election

Bacon and Chan win

7 Nov

Vinnie Bacon lead the way in the city council election Tuesday night at 18,517 voted. City Councilmember Sue Chan was a close second with 16,245 votes.

Aziz Akbari in the News

24 Sep

Here is a video on the youngest candidate to run for Mayor, Aziz Akbari, and reaction from his opponents.

Rick Jones has a website up for Fremont City Council

27 Aug

Here is the website for Fremont City Council candidate Rick Jones. He sure has defined a big platform. Here are his career highlights:

Career Highlights:

32 year Fremont resident
Retired after 29 years as a Fremont Police Officer
24 years as a Hostage Negotiatior attached to the SWAT Team
5 years as a Traffic Officer
9 years as the School Resource Officer at Washington High School
Fremont public school parent
Current Employment – Fremont Adult School Traffic School Instructor
J.V. Girls Softball coach at Kennedy High School
Former Little League Baseball, Youth Soccer coach

He is also a registered Republican which may help him with the local conservative vote.

The fifth candidate for Mayor Aziz Akbari profile

17 Aug

Aziz Akbari is the fifth candidate in the Fremont Mayor’s race. Others include Councilmembers Bill Harrison and Anu Natarajan, former city councilmember Steve Cho, perennial candidate Linda Susoev, and the latests Aziz Akbari. The Fremont Bulletin did a nice profile on Aziz Akbari. Here are some noteworthy quotes from Aziz:

“Things in Fremont have been going really slow,” he said. “We have so much going on here, and there’s so much potential, I really want to get things going.”

Akbari said he would like to restart Fremont’s corporate sector and attract more businesses, as well as increase retail options. He said he is already in contact with a number of corporate chief executive officers and retail franchise owners.

“Other candidates and council members have been on the council for years,” Akbari said. “I don’t feel like they’ve delivered. They give great talks each year, but they’re not delivering, and I think Fremont needs a new face. I have the skills and know-how to get things done.”

– Wes Bowers, Fremont Bulletin

Aziz’s entry is definitely a game changer in the Mayor’s race.

Sue Chan seeks reelection

1 Jun

Fremont City councilmember Sue Chan announced this morning that she is running for reelection to the Fremont city council. The hardest question for Sue Chan is not whether she wants to run for reelection, but rather how to navigate the waters with the other council candidates: Does she run as a slate with her supporter, John J Dutra, or does she try to maintain independence?

Sue Chan in her own words:

“Dear Friend,
It truly has been my honor to represent you and be your Voice on City Council for these past three and a half years. My work and service on the City Council has been both fulfilling and challenging, but there is still more I want to accomplish, for YOU, the citizens of Fremont. That is why I am excited to announce that I will be running for re-election for 2012!

No one can deny the difficulties the City faces on many fronts and yet Fremont’s quality of life continues to flourish. Our excellent schools, new entertainment and shopping opportunities at Pacific Commons and The Block, the new Warm Springs BART station, and developing plans for Midtown – there is so much to be excited about as we look toward the future.

I have worked hard to maintain safe streets, improve public safety, and promote economic development. Now, I am running for re-election to continue to:
proactively take steps to ensure our financial stability in these challenging economic times
improve our streets and roads
maintain and support existing businesses while bringing in new ones
create more jobs
champion affordable housing
improve our historic districts

These goals require proven leadership – YOU deserve no less. My experience on the Council will help me to continue to get things done. I remain committed to being YOUR voice on the City Council for the next four years.

Thank you for your confidence, continued support, and faith in me. Together we will build an even brighter future and realize the full promise and potential of Fremont.

Here is a link to Sue Chan’s website.

The stage for the mayoral candidates has been set and the city council race is shaping up…yet we still have yet to hear from other leading city council candidates. Campaign kickoffs are starting soon with Vinnie Bacon hosting the first one on Saturday, June 9th.