Governor of California

  • Gavin Newsom (D) is a former mayor of San Francisco and current Lieutenant Governor of California. He is well-known for his early advocacy for the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage, and healthcare for all. Before going into politics, he was in real estate and the wine industry.
  • John Cox (R) is a former accountant, businessman, and politician who moved to California in 2011 from Illinois. He supports the repeal of the gas tax and has worked to improve housing for the elderly and people with disabilities. Cox wants to overcome the special interest groups in Sacramento.

Written by Vyoma Raman (Editor-in-Chief)

California Senator

  • Dianne Feinstein (D) has been a senator of California since 1992 and has been involved in politics and government her whole life. She was previously mayor of San Francisco. Feinstein has authored gun control and environmental legislation.
  • Kevin de León (D) is the president of the California state senate. Before entering politics, he was a community organizer and worked for an organization that helps undocumented immigrants. During his time in the CA Senate, de León has focused on combating climate change and improving California infrastructure.

Written by Vyoma Raman (Editor-in-Chief)


  • Tony Thurmond serves on the California State Assembly. He used to be a social worker and worked in various nonprofits. Issues that are important to him include school-based social service programs, teacher incentives, preschool and afterschool programs, and higher funding.
  • Marshall Tuck is a former entrepreneur who improved graduation rates in Los Angeles USD and helped create charter schools. His goals include improving literacy rates, investing in teachers, increasing classroom funding, and making school facilities better.

Written by Vyoma Raman (Editor-in-Chief)

15th District’s Congressional Representative

  • Eric Swalwell (D) is the incumbent representative to the House for AHS’s attendance area. He used to be an attorney. As a representative, he founded the House’s United Solutions Caucus and Sharing Economy Caucus. Swalwell is on the Subcommittee on the CIA and the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Rudy Peters (R) is a Navy veteran and a former engineer. He owns AARD Solutions, a company focused on engineering to help the U.S. intelligence community. Issues that are important to Peters include immigration, healthcare, and cybersecurity.

School Board Members

  • Larry Sweeney is a nonpartisan member of the Fremont Unified Board of Education.  He was first elected to the board in November 2002 and has been serving since. He wants to construct new elementary schools to address overcrowding.
  • Norman Howell is a nonpartisan candidate for the Board. An AP Biology teacher, he advocates a student-based approach and is the husband of our very own Mrs. Howell!
  • Fahria Khan is a nonpartisan candidate and would be the board’s first South Asian member. She advocates equity among students of all socioeconomic statuses, innovation in teaching styles, and an emphasis on mental health of high school students in particular.
  • Hua Li is a longtime Fremont resident who strives to improve student wellness by bringing healthier school meals and prioritizing mental health. He also strives to attract younger teachers to Fremont schools by subsidizing housing for teachers so they remain as Fremont teachers long-term.
  • Hiu Ng, a retired tech executive, brings to his nonpartisan campaign a strong background in business and economics. As a school tutor, he has seen students’ struggles firsthand and emphasizes a student-first approach.
  • Sylvia Wong wants to use her background in Business Economics and her longtime residence in Fremont to her advantage as she plans to revitalize old facilities and address school overcrowding from an economic perspective.  
  • Dianne Jones plans to address overcrowding in schools and aging of school facilities. She prioritizes an inclusive environment for students of every background.

Written by Divya Prakash (Editor-in-Chief)

City Council Members

  • Teresa Keng is a local business owner with a degree in business economics from UCLA. She is an immigrant mother of autistic children and focuses on special needs and immigrants. Her goal is to improve community centers and places of neighborhood engagement, as well as transportation and traffic.
  • Chandrakala Siramdas wants to preserve Fremont’s historic past and work toward superior education, local jobs, safe and quality living. She has a masters in political science and bachelors in law and economics. Siramdas is a business woman.
  • Rick Jones: Prioritizes affordable housing, especially for seniors and younger generation. Also focused on workforce housing, especially for teachers and Public Safety. Wants to make homes near BART or ACE. Reduce vehicle traffic and emphasize public transportation. Highlights community safety. Also cares a lot about closer collaboration with the school district, traffic, and the homeless population. Against rent control.
  • Marshall Overlander: accountant
  • Cullen Tiernan: cares a lot about housing, promotes progressive values, legalize marijuana delivery and tax it, increase the minimum wage to $15 immediately, and implement rent control in the city.

Written by Trinity Advincula-De Los Angeles

Prop 7: Should California move toward year-round daylight saving time?

Passage of Proposition 7 would give the Legislature authority to vote on changing daylight saving time. If legislators approved it with a two-thirds vote, and if the federal government allowed it, California could maintain daylight saving time year-round.

Source: KQED Voter Guide

Prop 9: Should California be split into three states?

(Note: This proposition has been removed from the official ballot by the state Supreme Court)

Prop 10: Should California cities and counties be allowed to expand rent control?

Local governments would be free to enact their own rules around rent control. Cities that limited rent increases after a tenant moved out before Costa-Hawkins passed could resume that policy, known as vacancy control.

Source: KQED Voter Guide

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