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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of FremontCandidate for City Council, District 4

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Debbie Watanuki

Businessowner/Nonprofit President
1,841 votes (16.43%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Lead the way to smarter, more efficient regional transportation systems to reduce traffic congestion
  • Pursue attainable, affordable housing options for people of all economic levels
  • Pursue solutions to homelessness and protect our vibrant communities with comprehensive solutions to enhance the lives of all who call Fremont home.



I earned my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles, and my J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. As former Fremont Human Relations Commission Chair, current LIFE ElderCare Boardmember, and past Fremont Education Foundation President, I have firsthand insight into Fremont's needs and will lead compassionately with solutions that enhance the lives of all who call Fremont home.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk, 20th Assembly District
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte

Organizations (8)

  • CSEA, Fremont Chapter #204
  • Evolve
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • ACT NOW PAC of the National Organization for Women
  • South Alameda County Young Democrats
  • Brownie Mary Democratic Club
  • East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
  • East Bay Womens' Political Alliance

Elected Officials (2)

  • Vivien Larsen, Ohlone College Trustee
  • Michele Berke, Fremont Unified School District Trustee

Individuals (11)

  • Lara Calvert, former Fremont Unified School District Trustee
  • Harris Mojadedi, Alameda County Human Relations Chair
  • Marsha Squires, Fremont Art Review Board Member
  • Sonia Khan, Fremont Human Relations Commissioner
  • Lance Kwan, Fremont Human Relations Commissioner
  • Carolyn Obata, Fremont Environmental Sustainability Commissioner
  • Barbara Meerjans, Fremont Art Review Board Member
  • Susan Longini, former Fremont Art Review Board Member
  • Laurie Manuel. former Fremont Planning Commissioner
  • Anu Natarajan, former Fremont City Councilmember
  • Judy Zlatnik, former Fremont City Councilmember

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Great neighborhoods make a great city.  I will promote inclusion, equity, respect, community policing, local businesses, cultural arts, music, and training first resonders and city staff to better serve and protect all in our diverse city.

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