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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of San LeandroCandidate for Mayor

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Benny Lee

7,045 votes (27.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Getting Marina Shoreline Project Started and Completed -Brings 1,600+ Jobs, $5 million in annual revenue, 500 units housing, 200+ room hotel, 3 marina restaurants -This is a zero-net project that will significantly reduce GHG emissions by design
  • Expand housing construction and more open space by design -affordable, market rate, and naturally affordable by design -without more housing, costs continue to rise
  • Expand our free Public WiFi and Broadband Strategy for Digital Inclusion -More free Public WiFi and expand Broadband Strategy for Digital Inclusion -Implement smart technologies for efficiency and cost effectiveness



Profession:Councilmember / Innovation Project Leader / Smart
Public WiFi Program Manager, County of San Mateo (2015–current)
Member of San Leandro City Council, City of San Leandro — Elected position (2012–current)
Co-Chair, Oakland Airport Noise Forum — Appointed position (2013–current)
Senior Business Systems Analyst, TeraRecon (2014–2015)
Senior Financial Systems and Process Improvement Analyst, AltruIT (2011–2013)
President, Heron Bay Homeowners Association — Elected position (2002–2012)
Boardmember, City of San Leandro Personnel Relations Board — Appointed position (2010–2012)
Vice President, Data Management and Technology Operations Officer, East West Bank / United Commercial Bank (2005–2010)
Commissioner, City of San Leandro Recreations and Park Commission — Appointed position (2007–2010)
Senior Financial Systems and Management Information Systems Analyst, Greenpoint Financial / Capital One (2002–2005)

Community Activities

President, Asian Community Cultural Association of San Leandro (2007–2012)
Spokesperson, Heron Bay Task Force (2002–2012)
Member, City of San Leandro Budget Task Force (2009–2010)



• Community activist that fought for several years and defeated carcinogenic air polluting project

• Served several years as Member of East Bay Municipal Utility District Community Liaison Group

• Served on Heron Bay Board of Directors nearly 10 years as Board President

• Co-founded 501c3 non-profit Asian Community Cultural Association of San Leandro

• Served several years on San Leandro Boards and Commissions

• Board Member of APAPA East Bay Chapter

• Served nearly 6 years as Member of the San Leandro City Council

• Served nearly 6 years as Co-Chair Oakland Airport Noise Forum



Professional with over 15 years experience improving environments and systems to high states of maturity and reliability. Outstanding communications, presentation, and leadership skills. Skilled at conflict resolution and negotiations. Consistently recognized and awarded for individual and team achievements by executive management..


Specialties: Areas of Significant Expertise

• Project Management with ERP and CRM

• Process Engineering and Improvements

• Network and Financial Services Infrastructure projects

• IT Policy and Governance

• Master Data Management and Business Intelligence

• Customer Data Mining and Householding

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • California State Treasurer John Chiang
  • Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • California State Assemblymember Kansen Chu
  • Fremont Mayor Lily Mei
  • Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

We can do better and we need a change in the leadership of City Hall.

We will get shovels into the ground for our delayed Marina Shoreline and many other projects which will create thousands of local jobs and several millions in revenue while transforming commute time to family time for many San Leandrans. Small businesses have recognized me as the best candidate for Mayor. I have championed expanding our free Public WiFi which has already benefited students and many residents.

As a published author and expert in technology, I have dedicated my life to build, manage and expand innovation through Free Public Wi-Fi, High Speed Broadband Fiber Networks, and Smart Cities programs to bridge the digital divide, create jobs, educational opportunities, and access to government services. This is the promise of technology to improve our quality of life.


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