Keith Parker

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Keith Parker earned his BA from Arizona State University. He was formerly the Director of Production and Marketing for Violin Memory as well as a Senior Manager for Panzura. Parker has also been the Head of Product Marketing for Expressive and Pavilion and is currently the Director of Content for SambaNova Systems [3]. Parker has been a resident of Fremont for 30 years and lives here with his three children [1].

Key Issues

Community

Parker wants to use surveys and continue to talk with and engage the Fremont community [1].

Economy

Parker wants to increase multimodal transportation, biking, public transportation, and walking to get people to their local businesses easier [1]

Environment

Parker wants to increase investment in solar panels in Fremont.

Homelessness

Parker wants to hire more personnel for identifying the needs of the unhoused population. He wants to use resources to assist individuals with these challenges as well as create a plan to allocate funds to mitigate homelessness. He also wants to create a community engagement plan to create a homeless shelter [1].

Public Safety

Parker supports increasing funding for law enforcement and public safety agencies. He wants to provide loans for police officers to support their housing costs in the Bay Area in exchange for 20 years of service [1].

Endorsements

The Mercury News; Fremont Chamber of Commerce; Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County; BayEast; Rick Jones, Fremont City Council, District 2; Yang Shao, Fremont City Council, District 4; David Haubert, Alameda County Supervisor for District 1; Benjamin Yee, Planning Commissioner for the City of Fremont; John Hinds, Benjamin Owner

Sources

1 Official Website
2 Ballotpedia
3 LinkedIn
4 Mercury News

Robert Daulton

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Robert Daulton received his master’s degree in Sculpture from San Jose State and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago [3]. Daulton has been a sculptor and designer for Disney’s Epcot Center. He was also previously an Art Director for Robert Half International, a designer for Water Solutions Inc., and a Consultant for Daley Design. Daulton has also worked as a Design Consultant for Conscience [3]. Daulton served on the Fremont Planning Commission since February 2019 [2]. Daulton has lived in Fremont for the past 20 years and raised his daughters in Fremont [1].

Key Issues

Economy

Daulton advocates for transparency in leaders and supports not accepting contributions from developers, corporations, or corporate PACs [1].

Environment

Daulton wants to conserve hills, rivers, the environment, and natural resources [2]. Daulton wants to protect Quarry Lakes, Niles Canyon, Alameda Creek, and the Sunol Hills against train derailments that might hurt the environment [1].

Homelessness

Daulton wants to expand navigation operations and create a cityrun safe parking solution for the vehicular unhoused. He supports fighting against increased care and services towards re-housing the homeless [2]. He also wants to hire more case workers as well as gain more funding and grant research to pay workers [1].

Endorsements

South Alameda County Young Democrats; Fremont Local 1689 Firefighters; Sierra Club Endorsed; Southern Alameda County Progressive Democrats; Ro Khanna, US Congressman; Jenny Kassan: Fremont City Council; Vinnie Bacon, Fremont City Councilmember, Ret; John Weed: President, ACID Water Control Board; Teresa Kang, Fremont City Council; Lance Kwan, Ohlone Community College Board Trustee, Area 2 at Ohlone College; Martin Kludjian, City of Fremont Human Relations Commission

Sources

1 Official Website
2 VotersEdge
3 LinkedIn
4 Facebook
5 Ballotpedia
6 Twitter

Desrie Campbell

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Desrie Campbell has a BS in Business Administration, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a master’s in Governance [1]. Campbell has served on the Fremont Board of Education for the past 10 years [2]. She has been on the Fremont Unified School Board of Trustees as well as a delegate for the California School Boards Association [1, 3]. She has also been a Board Member and Treasurer for the Ohlone College Foundation and a Board Member for the Fremont Education Foundation. Campbell was a Servant Leader for the Education on Mission, a Chairwoman of the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, a Fremont Human Relations Commissioner, and a Former Member FUSD Citizens Bond Committee [1].

Key Issues

Community

Campbell wants to work to create new partnerships, policies, and projects that enhance the environment and eliminate pollution [1].

Economy

Campbell wants to save money, improve material efficiency, attract retail, and ensure fiscal sustainability [1].

Housing

Campbell wants to take compassionate approaches to homelessness and seek solutions for affordable housing options [1].

Public Safety

Campbell wants to increase safety for Fremont seniors, small business owners, and members of the African American and AAPI communities who feel targeted by attacks. She hopes to investigate, solve and prevent crime [1].

Endorsements

Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County; Fremont Unified District Teachers Association; Fremont Police Association; Erice Swalwell, United States Congressman; Bill Quirk, California State Assemblyman; Larry Sweeney, Fremont Unified School Board Trustee

Sources

1 Official Website
2 Ballotpedia
3 Fremont Board of Education
4 Voter’s Edge

Kathleen Treseder

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Kathleen Treseder graduated from the University of Utah with an Honors BS in Biology. She then got her PhD from Stanford University in Biological Sciences [2]. Treseder is currently a climate scientist and Professor of Biology at UC Irvine, as well as an Endowed Chair at UC Irvine. She has been an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and UC Irvine. Treseder’s research interests include fungi, soil functions and how soil microbial ecosystems can impact climate change [3].

Key Issues

Economy

Treseder wants to help businesses, especially in their recovery from COVID-19. She supports collective bargaining, worker’s rights, a workforce that is well trained and skilled, and prevailing wages [1].

Education

Treseder advocates access to high quality education. She advocates for scholarships, college preparatory programs, career technical training, and trade schools [1].

Environment

Treseder supports climate action in order to address the climate crisis. She has helped found the group OC Clean Power, which successfully advocated for renewable energy in Orange County [1,3]. She advocates for legislation for de-carbonization, as well as clean power that provides permanent, good-paying jobs [1, 3].

Housing

Treseder advocates for affordable housing for working families, professionals, seniors and veterans. She supports union labor on housing projects [1].

Infrastructure

Treseder supports reducing traffic by creating new housing near business centers. She also wants to build more infrastructure, such as retail centers, recreational centers, libraries, fiber networks and multi-modal transportation systems [1, 4].

Water

Treseder supports creating a stable water supply for droughts [1].

Endorsements

Katie Porter, U.S. Representative; Mike Levin, U.S. Representative; Harley Rouda, Former U.S. Representative; Katrina Foley, OC Supervisor; David Min, State Senator; Josh Newman, State Senator; Cottie Petrie-Norris, Assemblywoman; Sharon Quirk-Silva, Assemblywoman; Tiffany Ackley, Aliso Viejo Mayor; Sue Kempf, Mayor Pro Tem Laguna Beach; Kim Nguyen, Mayor Pro Tem Garden Grove; Kim Carr, Huntington Beach City Councilmember; Manuel Chavez, Costa Mesa City Councilmember; Chris Duncan, San Clemente City Councilmember; Toni Iseman, Newport Beach City Councilmember; Carlos Manzo, Westminster City Councilmember; Jose Moreno, Anaheim City Councilmember; Natalie Moser, Huntington Beach City Councilmember; Arlis Reynolds, Costa Mesa City Councilmember; Susan Sonne, Buena Park City Councilmember; Connor Traut, Buena Park City Councilmember; George Weiss, Laguna Beach City Councilmember; Sergio Contreras, Retired Westminster City Councilmember; Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Irvine Ranch Water District Director; Sasha Renée Pérez, Alhambra Mayor; Alma Hernandez, Suisun City City Councilmember; Kellie Hinze, Encinitas City Councilmember; Kathye Armitage, Santa Clarita Water Board Director; Dr. Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, Vallecitos Water Board Director; Carolyn Inmon, South Orange County Community College District Trustee; Dr. Tina Arias Miller, Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee; Karen Bacolod, Beautification Commissioner, Artesia; Ken Montgomery, Transportation Commissioner, Irvine; Cassius Rutherford, Vice Chair, Costa Mesa Parks, Arts & Community Services Commission; Joshua Block, Community Organizer/Student; Dennis Bress, Sales Rep at DBSR; Ayn Craciun, Irvine Climate and Environmental Health Mom/Advocate; Rabbi Stephen Einstein, Founding Rabbi Emeritus at Congregation B’nai Tzedek; Parshan Khosravi, Iranian American Democrats of California; Lara Horgan, Community Organizer; Dean Frank LaFerla, UCI School of Biological Sciences; Joni Nichols, Traveling Doula; Bruce Tierney, Software; Joanna Weiss, President, Women for American Values and Ethics; Michael Sean Wright, Community Organizer; Democratic Party of Orange County; Democrats of Greater Irvine; College Democrats at UCI; OC Young Democrats – General Endorsement; OC Young Democrats – Young People’s Platform Endorsement; 314 Action; Build the Veterans Memorial Park Committee; Communication Workers of America Local 9510; Fund Her; Imagine Action OC; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 411; Ironworkers Local 416 and 433; LA/OC Building Trades; Laborers LIUNA Local 652; National Women’s Political Caucus OC; OC Action; OC Labor Federation; OC League of Conservation Voters; Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36; Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties; Sunrise Movement OC; Teamsters Joint Council 42; Teamsters Local 952; UNITE HERE! Local 11; United Auto Workers- Western States; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324; University Council -American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT); AFT Local 1474 (UCI Chapter); Vote Mama; Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE); Sierra Club

Sources

1 Kathleen Treseder
2 UC Irvine Faculty
3 Sunrise OC
4 The Epoch Times
5 Facebook

Navid Sadigh

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Navid Sadigh is a current student at Irvine Valley College, studying computer science and minoring in political science and economics [3]. He currently works as a Code Coach. Sadigh is a former member of the Youth Action Council and the Junior State of America [1].

Key Issues

Broadband

Sadigh supports dismantling the monopoly that Cox Communications has on internet service. He advocates for new legislation to increase the amount of providers in the area, with incentives like loans and grants to encourage competition [1, 3].

Energy

Sadigh advocates for reducing the price of gas and using Irvine’s status as a charter city in order to introduce legislation that would eliminate the 2.25% sales tax on gas [1].

Government

Sadigh supports government reforms such as expanding the city council to seven seats and the switch to a district based system of representation, in order to increase accountability of council members [1].

Public Safety

Sadigh advocates for ensuring that police are well funded and trained. He supports reducing disturbances at night, such as street races, by having adequate numbers of police on patrol at night [1, 3].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Navid Sadigh
2 Irvine City Council Candidate Statements
3 The Epoch Times

John Park

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

John Park graduated from George Mason University. Park is currently the chair of the Irvine Finance Commission and is the founder and president of an advertising company in Orange County [1]. He also serves on the board of a group that serves the Asian American Community. Park has previously been the Vice President of two Fortune 1,000 companies, and President of his Home Owners Association [1, 2].

Key Issues

Community

Park supports protecting community services for those most vulnerable in Irvine, such as children, elders, the disabled, and Veterans [1].

Economy

Park supports growing reserves, cutting fees for residents and prioritizing the most needed service in the face of budget challenges [1].

Housing

Park advocates for the prioritization of housing solutions for first responders that live outside Irvine but work in Irvine [1].

Public Safety

Park supports first responders [1]. Park also advocates for safety in schools through the funding for school resource officers, student safety programs, and technology in order to secure schools [3].

Endorsements

Anthony Kuo, Irvine Vice Mayor; Mike Carroll, Irvine City Councilman; Steven Choi, CA Assemblyman and Former Irvine Mayor; Don Wagner, Orange County Supervisor and Former Irvine Mayor; Michelle Steel, US Congresswoman; Young Kim, US Congresswoman; Don Barnes, Orange County Sheriff; Scott Baugh, Congressional Candidate and Former CA Assembly Leader; Fred Whitaker, OCGOP Chairman and Former Orange Councilman; Diane Harkey, Former CA Assemblywoman; Patrick Harper, Fountain Valley Mayor; Austin Lumbard, Tustin Mayor; Elaine Gennawey, Laguna Niguel Mayor; Mike Munzing, Aliso Viejo Councilman; Ted Bui, Fountain Valley Councilman; Scott Voigts, Lake Forest Councilman; Diane Dixon, Newport Beach Councilwoman; Will O’Neill, Newport Beach Councilman; Tai Do, Westminster Councilman; Orange County Firefighters; Local 3631

Sources

1 John Park
2 City of Irvine Candidate Statements
3 Facebook

Scott Hansen

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Scott Hansen has lived in Irvine for 20 years. Hansen is currently a Commissioner on the City of Irvine Transportation Commission and as President of the Sierra Bonita Homeowners Association [2]. He has been a director and technology attorney for Western Digital [1].

Key Issues

Housing

Hansen supports providing more affordable housing, particularly for the Irvine workforce [2, 4].

Traffic

Hansen advocates for reducing traffic congestion through technology and transportation alternatives [4].

Endorsements

Dave Min, California Senator; The Hon. Paul Bokota, Irvine, USD; The Hon. Sukhee Kang, Former Mayor, City of Irvine; The Hon. Cyril Yu, Trustee, Irvine USD, and Sr. Deputy District Attorney; Teri Sorey, President of Irvine Teachers Association (retired); Steve Huang, Irvine Planning Commissioner; Naz Hamid, Irvine Community Services Commissioner; Wendy Bokota, Community Leader

Sources

1 Scott Hansen
2 Epoch Times
3 Ballotpedia
4 City of Irvine Candidate Statement

Anthony Kuo

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Anthony Kuo grew up in Irvine and went on to attend Southern Methodist University [1, 2]. Kuo was elected to the Irvine City Council in 2018 and chosen by the City Council to be Vice Mayor. He has also served as Mayor Pro Tempore [3]. Kuo served as communications director for the California State Assembly member Ling Ling Chang and on the boards of Atlas PAC, Brandman University’s School of Business and Professional Studies, the Brigham Young University Management Society of Orange County, the Exchange Club of Irvine, the Irvine Valley College Foundation, the Raise Foundation, and the Irvine Children’s Fund [1].

Key Issues

Community

Kuo supports preserving open spaces and parks for Irvine residents [4].

Education

Kuo supports keeping Irvine’s public schools strong [4].

Public Safety

Kuo advocates supporting frontline officers and firefighters. Kuo serves as co-chair of Irvine’s Property Crimes Task Force [2].

Transparency

Kuo advocates for total accountability for the taxpayers dollars [4].

Endorsements

Don Barnes, Orange County Sheriff; Michelle Park Steel, U.S. Representative; Donald P. Wagner, Orange County Supervisor; Andrew Do, Orange County Supervisor; Mike Carroll, Councilmember; Steven S. Choi, California Assemblyman; Scott Baugh, former Assemblymember; John Park, Irvine Finance Commission Chairman; Irvine Police Association (IPA); Irvine City Employees Association (ICEA); Orange County Professional Firefighters Association; IAFF Local 3631; Orange County Employees Association (OCEA); Crime Survivors PAC; Veterans Alliance of Orange County (VALOR)

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Anthony Kuo
3 City of Irvine
4 Irvine City Council Candidate Statements

Larry Agran

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Larry Agran graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in U.S. History and Economics. He then earned his JD at Harvard Law School in 1969. After attending Harvard Law School, Agran served as Chief Legal Counsel for the California State Senate Health & Welfare Committee [2]. Agran was elected to the Irvine City Council in 1978, serving until 1990 and serving as mayor for six of those years [3]. Agran returned to serve on the Irvine City Council in 1998, and as mayor for four years since 1998. Agran currently serves as a council member. Agran also teaches at UCLA School of Law and at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine [1].

Agran has founded and led numerous non-profit organizations, such as the Local Elected Officials Project, the Center for Innovative Diplomacy, and CityVote. Agran advocated for the creation of the Orange County Great Park at El Toro. Larry Agran served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Great Park Corporation for six years [4].

Key Issues

Energy

Agran wants to create a Climate Action Plan in order to decrease dependence on and eventually disband from the Orange County Power Authority and increasing rates for electricity [5, 6].

Environment

Agran supports closing industrial pollutants that are threats to air quality and health [5]. Specifically, Agran advocates for shutting down and relocating the All American Asphalt plant [2, 6].

Health Care

Agran advocates for increasing investments in school nurses and public health in order to protect children, residents and businesses [5]. Agran supports creating a Public Health Department in Irvine [2].

Veterans

Agran supports creating a Veterans Memorial Park in order to honor Veterans [2, 6].

Endorsements

Irvine Community News & Views

Sources

1 Ballotpedia 
2 Larry Agran 
3 City of Irvine Election Logs 
4 City of Irvine
5 Irvine City Council Candidate Statements
6 The Epoch Times

Megan Frankiewicz

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Info coming soon.

Key Issues

Enrollment

Frankiewicz wants to increase Roosevelt’s retention of neighborhood students [2].

Teachers

Frankiewicz wants to increase teacher retention by “develop non-traditional teacher pipelines both inside and outside the community” [2]. She supports increased pay and other recognition efforts [2].

Budget

Frankiewicz opposes the voucher expansion [2].

Endorsements

No endorsements found.

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Vote 411 Voter Guide