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California State SenateCandidate for District 10

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Lily Mei

Mayor of Fremont
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Advocate for community-empowered public safety and swift investigations of hate crimes and misconduct.
  • Addressing inequality including homelessness, access to healthcare, housing, transportation and education/ workforce development
  • Emergency Preparedness including wildfire prevention and pandemic responsiveness



Mayor, City of Fremont — Elected position (2016–current)
Councilmember, City of Fremont — Elected position (2014–2016)
School Board Trustee, Fremont Unified School District — Elected position (2008–2014)
Global Executive Director, AGMA (Alliance for Gray Market & Counterfeit Abatement) (2003–2008)
Worldwide Sales Operations Controller, 3Com Corporation (1997–2003)
Product Manager, AMAX Engineering (1994–1997)
Decision Support Marketing Analyst, Siemens (Shared Medical Systems) (1992–1994)


Joint collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Business School Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative - 5th Class, Year-long executive training program focusing on leadership &management skills to address ongoing COVID challenges (2022)
Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School Seminar on Transition for Newly Elected Mayors, Training in the public policy arena for challenges of governing in the complex environment of urban politics (2019)
California School Board Association Masters in Governance, Equips local education agencies with the knowledge and skills to build and support an effective governance structure (2010)
Drexel University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1992)

Community Activities

Advisory Board Member, United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) (2019–current)
Mayors' Education Task Force Chairperson, National League of Cities (2020–current)
President Emeritus & Board Member, Asian Pacific Americans Municipal Officials (APAMO) - National League of Cities (NLC) Constituency Advocacy Group (2016–current)
President/Chair (Current) & Member since 2016, Alameda County Mayors Conference (2016–current)
Mayor Coalition Advocacy Champion, Mayors & CEOs for US Housing Investment (2018–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $791,956

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Association of Realtors
California Chamber of Commerce
Employees of CMG Financial
Los Angeles Police Protective League
PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric)
Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

More information about contributions

By State:

California 96.80%
Washington 1.49%
Texas 0.41%
Illinois 0.28%
Other 1.01%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.85%)
Small contributions (0.15%)

By Type:

From organizations (48.91%)
From individuals (51.09%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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