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City of CupertinoCandidate for City Council

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Hung Wei

Governing Board Member, Fremont Union High School District
7,116 votes (13.52%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build coalitions with neighboring cities and negotiate with Apple to bring resources for frequent and reliable transit to our region, and create safe walking trails and bikeways to encourage walking and biking
  • Advocate for moderate-income housing for teachers and public employees to protect the quality of our education, and establish senior living spaces at locations close to transportation, restaurants, and parks
  • Ensure new developments provide community benefits for school funding, and create exciting and innovative programs in partnership with Cupertino Library and local school districts for students of all ages

Experience

Experience

Profession:Board Member, Fremont Union High School District
Governing Board Member, Fremont Union High School District — Elected position (2007–current)

Education

B.A. from National Taiwan University, and M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and Master of Arts (M.A.), B.A. in Foreign Languages & Literature, and M.A. in Teaching English as A Second Language (1982)

Community Activities

Advisor, Verdadera at Monta Vista High School (2006–current)

Biography

Hung Wei was born and raised in Taiwan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from National Taiwan University majoring in Foreign Languages and Literature.  Hung went to study at UCLA in 1979 and earned a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. After graduating from UCLA, she moved to the Bay Area with her husband Ta-Wei Chien in 1981, residing first in West San Jose, then moving into Cupertino in 1990. 

Hung is currently serving as a Member on the Board of Trustees of Fremont Union High School District.  She dedicates her time in meeting with teens and parents, listening to their concerns with patience, understanding, and compassion.  Hung believes that building communication channels among students, parents, teachers, school staff and the district is a top priority in providing the best opportunities for students to succeed. 

When asked what is her profession, Hung often jokes that she is a “professional volunteer.”  She served as President of the Rotary Club of Cupertino in 2014-2015, Board Chair of the Northwest YMCA Board of Managers in 2014 and 2015, and she also serves as a Board Member of Asian American Parent Association and Board Member of Fremont Union High Schools Foundation. Hung loves to fundraise for local functions. She has served as chair or co-chair of the Annual Golf Classic Tournament for the Rotary Club of Cupertino, the Triangle Campaign for the Northwest YMCA, and the Auction Chair for the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation. Even though her youngest child graduated from high school in 2008, she continues to raise funds for Monta Vista High School Senior-All-Night Party every year.  In addition to volunteering at non-profit organizations in Cupertino, Hung is also a member of the Butter Paddle, a gift store located in Los Gatos that fund-raises year round for Uplift Family Services - a statewide nonprofit that provides foster care and comprehensive mental health treatment for children and families in need.

With eleven years of public service and 20+ years of community involvement, Hung has proven to be an effective leader, listening to all perspectives, communicating with compassion, making policies that are fair to all concerned, while at the same time, she has the courage to make positive changes. Hung has proven leadership and consensus building skills, that's why all her colleagues on the High School Board endorse her candidacy for Cupertino City Coucil, and she has also been endorsed by eleven former Cupertino mayors.

Hung has received many awards in the community, including 2006 Honorary Service Award from Cupertino-Fremont Council of PTA, 2009 Community Leader of the Year Award from Silicon Valley DECA,  2011 CREST Award from the City of Cupertino, 2015 State of California "Woman of the Year" Award representing State Assembly District 28, 2016 Citizen of the Year Award from Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, 2017 Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser for Philanthropic Excellence Award from Association of Fundraising Professionals SV Chapter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters
  • Evan Low, Assemblymember, 28th District - San Jose/Silicon Valley
  • Cupertino Chamber of Commerce

Organizations (5)

  • Evolve
  • BAYMEC
  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
  • Cupertino Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters

Elected Officials (49)

  • Paul Fong, Former State Assemblymember, 28th District
  • Nancy Newton, Former Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Nancy Newkirk, Board Member of Sunnyvale School District
  • Nai Hsueh, Director, District 5, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Michael Chang, Former Board Member of Santa Clara County Board of Education and Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Mary-Lynne Bernald, Saratoga City Mayor and Council Member
  • Lily Mei, Fremont City Mayor
  • Laurie Smith, Sheriff of Santa Clara County
  • Laura Casas Frier, Board Member of Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Kristen Lyn, Board Member of Cupertino Union School District
  • Kris Wang, Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Katherine Tseng, Board Member of Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District
  • Pearl Cheng, Board Member of Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Peter Landsberger, Board Member of Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Yang Shao, Board Member of Fremont Unified School District
  • Tara Martin-Milius, Former Sunnyvale City Vice Mayor
  • Soma McCandless, Board Member of Cupertino Union School District
  • Roy Rocklin, Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Rod Sinks, Cupertino City Council and Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Richard Lowenthal, Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Reid Myers, President and Board Member of Sunnyvale School District
  • Phyllis Vogel, Board Member of Cupertino Union School District
  • Jose Esteves, Former Milpitas Mayor
  • John Gatto, Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Jodi Muirhead, Board Member of Santa Clara Unified School District
  • Cynthia Chang, Board Member of Saratoga-Los Gatos High School District
  • Bruce Swanson, Board Member of Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Bill Wilson, President and Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Betsy Bechtel, Former Board Member of Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Ben Liao, Former Board Member of Cupertino Union School District
  • Barry Chang, Cupertino City Council and Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Barbara Nunes, Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Nancy Smith, Sunnyvale City Council Member
  • Lenny Siegel, Mountain View City Mayor
  • Chappie Jones, District 1, San Jose City Council Member
  • Kansen Chu, California State Assemblyman
  • Anita Herrmann, Board Member of Sunnyvale School District
  • Aileen C. Kao, Former Saratoga Mayor
  • Jo Lucey, Former Board Member of Cupertino Union School District
  • Jim Jackson, Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Jeff Moe, Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Hsing Kung, Former Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Homer Tong, Former Board Member of Fremont Union High School District
  • Gilbert Wong, Board Member of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Gary McCue, Former Cupertino Union School District Board Member
  • Emily Lo, Saratoga Council Member and Former Saratoga Mayor
  • Emily Lee Kelley, Former Cupertino union School District Board Member
  • Dolly Sandoval, Former Cupertino Mayor
  • Anjali Kausar, Board Member of Cupertino Union School District

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Hung Wei is running for Cupertino City Council, because Cupertino needs a strong voice to represent residents, who desire to move Cupertino forward.

 

Cupertino's top priority now is to rejuvenate Vallco as a spectacular city center, that gives residents a place to gather, dine, shop, and celebrate – a place truly worthy of Cupertino.

 

Vallco is a perfect location to offer multi generation living options, including teacher housing. From many years of talking to residents, it’s clear that a majority look forward to a vibrant Vallco.  As a Cupertino Councilmember, Hung will make sure that Vallco is a beneficial project that makes local public schools and Cupertino City stronger.

 

Residents hold legitimate concerns about traffic congestion. Cupertino needs innovative solutions, such as the Pogo ridesharing program that Hung commissioned as a member of the High School Board of Trustees, which is reducing traffic around schools.

 

Traffic, however, recognizes no city boundaries.  Hung will build coalitions with neighboring cities, and negotiate with Apple to bring resources for frequent and reliable transit to the region.

 

Teacher housing is another major issue in Cupertino. In a recent survey, 56% of FUHSD teachers said that, they would have to leave the District in the next 6 years due to housing shortage.  Hung will ensure that new developments include moderate-income housing for teachers, in order to protect the quality of public education.

 

Everyone needs to do his or her part to mitigate climate change and improve the quality of the air we breathe. Hung will seek appointments to the boards of Silicon Valley Clean Energy, and the Bay Area Quality Management District. These agencies are helping make the switch to cleaner energy sources, and leading us toward a healthier future.

 

With eleven years of school board experience, Hung has proven leadership and consensus-building skills, that’s why all her colleagues on the High School Board – regardless of their differences – endorse Hung's candidacy for Cupertino City Council.  Hung has also been endorsed by eleven former Cupertino mayors.

 

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