"I am a proud Fremont resident. I live in Fremont's Centerville District, and I work in Downtown Fremont. I chose to make Fremont my home because it's a wonderful city to live and work in. I was born and raised in the MidWest. I attended High School in Oklahoma. By the time my sister and I were teenagers, my mother, a nurse, was raising us both on a single parent’s salary. Having suffered from a heart attack, my mother worked for years to try to pay off looming hospital bills while raising two children and trying hard to give us the most comfortable life possible.
My mother, as hard as she worked, had no health benefits, and each month, a large portion of her paycheck would go toward the payment of these healthcare bills. Working double shifts, and sometimes more, my mother's health deteriorated. During my freshman year in college, when I was 17 years old, my sister and I lost our mother to heart disease, and a failed healthcare system.
Watching my mother struggle to balance her healthcare bills and the difficulties that came with raising two teenage daughters gave me an inside look at the struggles that working families deal with everyday. Our family lived those struggles. Through her hard work, determination and caring spirit, my mother inspired me to make a life-long commitment to community and public service.”
Trisha began her career in public service by advocating for students and working families as a student organizer for the California Faculty Association (CFA). When State Budget cuts threatened the CSU system, she worked to organize students, faculty, and staff around vital issues affecting higher education, including quality, access, and affordability.
Trisha's passion for public service did not stop there. She went on to work for Assemblymember John Dutra and currently works with Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico. As his Deputy Chief of Staff, Trisha supervises his District Office in Fremont. Her areas of expertise and outreach include K-12 and Higher Education, Business, Technology, Housing, and Women’s issues. She also serves as the Majority Leader’s liaison on labor issues. In 2005, Trisha was a key staffer on legislation that kept millions of dollars of transportation funding in the local area, to help fully fund local transportation projects. Trisha has been able to build and foster valuable regional relationships that will serve Fremont well, and will allow Fremont to be more relevant when regional decisions are being made.
In April of 2007, Trisha was unanimously appointed to the Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees, where she is currently the youngest member, and only woman serving on the Board. Over the last year, she was proud to oversee the completion of the first GREEN community college in the entire Country, as well as upgrades to the Fremont campus.
Trisha stays very active in the community, and currently serves as an advisory board member to SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) and sits on the Fremont Housing Scholarship Board.
The Right Choice
Trisha would bring over half a decade of legislative experience and regional expertise to the Council. She has been an advocate for accessible and quality education, possesses extensive knowledge of local and regional issues, and has been active in the City of Fremont since she moved here. Her passion for community service, and the collaborative relationships she's developed over the past several years will be an asset to our City. She has new energy and ideas, and will work to make Fremont one of the Safest, Healthiest, and Greenest Cities in the Country -- a model City for the 21st Century!
Please join community leaders, elected officials, public safety officials, business and labor organizations, and Fremont residents in making the RIGHT CHOICE: Trisha Tahmasbi for Fremont City Council!
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Trisha Tahmasbi is proudly endorsed by:
Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, President
Fremont Vice Mayor Bill Harrison
Fremont Firefighters - Local 1689
Fremont Police Association
Business for Good Government (A PAC for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce)
Fremont Councilmember Bob Wieckowski
Fremont Councilmember Anu Natarajan
Fremont Planning Commissioner Yogi Chugh
Fremont Planning Commissioner Rakesh Sharma
Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commissioner Teresa Cox, Chair
Dr. Raj Salwan, City of Fremont Human Relations Commission
Ohlone College Trustee Bill McMillin
Ohlone College Trustee Rich Watters
Ohlone College Trustee Nick Nardolillo
Zuhal Bahaduri, Founder and President of Ohlone College Afghan Youth Coaltion
Washington Hospital Board Member Pat Danielson
Fremont School Board Member Lara York
Newark School Board Member Nancy Thomas
Newark School Board Member Ray Rodriguez
Pleasanton City Councilmember (and Irvington High School Teacher) Cheryl Cook-Kallio
Jennifer Toy-Harrison, Union City Sanitary District Board Member
Robin Torello, Chair, AC Democratic Party
Alameda County Central Labor Council
Alameda County/Tri-Valley Chapter of the National Organization for Women
Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), Local 304
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association Local No. 104
Alameda County Democratic Party
Tri-Cities Democratic Forum
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Local 1021
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) - Local 5
Bay East Association of Realtors
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 595
Rental Housing Owners of Southern Alameda County
Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council
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