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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

City of HaywardCandidate for City Council

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Francisco Zermeño

12,217 votes (17.72%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A Strong Local Economy
  • Student Centered Education for the academic success of our Youth
  • Community based Public Safety



Profession:Businessman, Educator, Councilman
Professor of Spanish, Chabot College, Hayward (1978–current)
Professor of Spanish, Chabot College, Hayward (1978–current)
Hayward City Council Member, Hayward City Council — Elected position (2008–current)
Executive Board Member, Hayward Rotary Club — Elected position (2015–current)
Board Member, St. Rose Hospital Foundation — Elected position (2006–current)


UCSanta Bárbara Master of Arts, Spanish and Portuguese (1978)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Hon. Eric Swalwell, United States Congressman
  • Hon. Bill Quirk, California Assembly Member
  • Hon. Barbara Halliday, Mayor, City of Hayward

Organizations (3)

  • Hayward Firefighter’s Local 1909
  • Hayward Police Officer’s Association
  • LiUNA Laborers Local 304

Elected Officials (3)

  • Hon. Al Mendall, Hayward City Council Member
  • Hon. Sara Lamnin, Hayward City Council Member
  • Hon. Elisa Marquez, Hayward City Council Member

Individuals (1)

  • Aaron Horner, *Soulciety. Organization Abel Veredas Mendes Family Adas Family Adriana Hernández Family Ady Montes Family

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Candidate Statement


This is my Candidate Statement, which highlights the reasons why I am runnning for Hayward City Council. 

My entire adult life has been spent in Hayward, raising a Family, as an Educator, a Business Owner, and as a Community Activist. I continue to spend all of my energy to maintain our City safe, clean, and prosperous. All of the decisions made as your city councilman have been with the very best interests of our city, and you, my neighbors in mind. Since first elected to office, I promised to help make Hayward safer, businesses friendlier, and to improve the quality of life with clean neighborhoods. By working together with my council colleagues, city employees, and you, we were able to weather the recession without sacrificing public safety or city services. We made it easier to start up a business, and also focused on bringing the community together to help our local schools, benefiting our Youth. There is more to do, as you deserve to be safe at work, school, home, shopping, or at play. We need to continue to revitalize our local economy. With your trust, I will keep working diligently towards a city of economic, employment, social, and leisure opportunities. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. Economy, Education and Public Safety, Realizing Hayward’s Potential.

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