FREMONT MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Name: Aziz Akbari

Age: 18

Party Affiliation: Independent

Occupation: Sophomore, University of Southern California

Elected/Appointed Political Office: None

Personal Background: Single

Education: Graduate of Washington High School, Class of 2011

Website: www.aziz4mayor.com

Name: Steve Cho

Age: 63

Party Affiliation: Republican

Occupation: Retired systems analyst and small business owner

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Fremont councilman from 2000-2008

Personal Background: Married, one child

Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and master's degree in computer science from University of Southern California.

Website: www.stevecho4mayor.com

Name: Bill Harrison

Age: 43

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: CPA, small business owner

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Fremont councilman, 2006-present

Personal Background: Married, two children

Education: Bachelor's degree in business economics, with a concentration in accounting, from UC Santa Barbara

Website: www.HarrisonforFremont.com

Name: Anu Natarajan

Age: 50

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Program director with American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Current Fremont vice mayor; Fremont councilwoman, 2004-present

Personal Background: Married, one child

Education: Bachelor's degree in architecture from Bangalore University in India; master's degree in urban planning and urban design from University of Washington

Website: www.anu4Fremont.com

Name: Linda Susoev

Age: 57

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Housekeeper and private investigator

Elected/Appointed Political Office: None

Personal Background: Single

Education: Graduate of Mt. Eden High School in Hayward

Website: None

FREMONT CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Name: Vinnie Bacon

Age: 51

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Chief technology officer at Oakland law firm

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Member of Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commission, 2011-Present

Personal background: Married, one child

Education: Bachelor's degree in biology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, master's degree in city planning and master's degree in transportation engineering from UC Berkeley

Website: www.bacon4fremont.com

Name: Sue Chan

Age: 62

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Dental practice administrator

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Fremont City Councilwoman, 2008-present; Fremont planning commissioner, 2005-2008

Personal Background: Married, two children

Education: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences from University of Illinois, master's degree in immunology from Cal State Los Angeles

Website: www.suechanforfremont.com

Name: John J. Dutra

Age: 55

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Co-owner of real estate development company

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Member of Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commission, 2008-present

Personal Background: Married, three children

Education: Attended Ohlone College

Website: www.dutraforfremont.com

Name: Rick Jones

Age: 55

Party Affiliation: Republican

Occupation: Retired Fremont police officer

Elected/Appointed Political Office: None

Personal Background: Married, four children

Education: Graduate of Andrew Hill High School in San Jose

Website: www.rickjonesforcitycouncil.com

Name: Rakesh Sharma

Age: 63

Party Affiliation: Democratic

Occupation: Retired medical research scientist

Elected/Appointed Political Office: Served on Fremont Planning Commission from 2002-2010

Personal Background: Married, two children

Education: Doctoral degree in clinical biochemistry

Website: www.electsharma.com

Name: Mark Wadley

Age: 47

Party Affiliation: Republican

Occupation: Surgical technologist

Elected/Appointed Political Office: None

Personal Background: Married

Education: Bachelor's degree in business accounting from Cal State Hayward, master's degree in business, with an emphasis on technology management, from University of Phoenix

Website: None