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City of San DiegoCandidate for City Council, District 1

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Lijun "Lily" Zhou

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Getting the right things done for our communities by fixing the roads and potholes.
  • Building the first self sustainable homeless community for our adult, youth and veteran homeless.
  • Balancing the budget to run the city sufficiently



I migrated from China empty-handed and without speaking any English when I was 17.  Raised three successful children and taught at SDSU for three years to 408 undergraduate and MBA students.

I built many companies and sold three. I launched the first Chinese Television on mobile phone in 2005 Oct. 

I’ve been a community volunteer since I moved to San Diego County 20 years ago. Served on many boards both for profit and non-profit: NSDCAR, HOC, GIC, etc. This land of opportunity has made my dreams come true and I want to pay it forward. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe in serving people and giving back. My philosophy is for the people. I get the right things done and while running, I did just that. I don't believe in talking but actually doing. I taught my students the same way at SDSU. I created a real consulting company and let the students run. It changed their life and I can do the same for my people. I want to do what I can with my collegues to provide to our people a safe, sound, culture rich and peaceful enviroment. 

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