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Teresa Fremont City Council Swearing In
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Happy Women's History Month
Celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
When women succeed so do our communities!!

Honor to cohost Women's History Month with California Assemblymember Alex Lee, Fremont City Councilmembers Teresa Cox and Jenny Kassan. CA Assembly Member Woman of the Year 2022 Karena Shackleford, Fremont City Manager, 2021 Jinky Peralta, Stanford Hospital, 2022 Awardees: Tina Steckler, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Harbir Kaur Bhatia, Sikh Community, Nancy Kennett, Educator, Shirley Sisk, League of Volunteers.

Honor to write the proclamations for Women's Club of Washington Township celebrating 125th Anniversary for establishing Washington High School and Washington Hospital with Michi Yee, President. 11 Trailblazing women have served on Fremont City Council.

Did you know that Coretta Scott King's quote is on the wall of Fremont Downtown Center, who received honorary degree from Spelman College, a HBCU, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc? Teresa Cox, Fremont City Councilmember is a lifetime member of this sorority and made the motion on November 16, 2021 Fremont City Council meeting!!

Coretta Scott King's quote: 
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.... a heart of grace and soul generated by love".


Dear Fremont Residents,

Let’s break new ground to build a better community together.  ​And with your help, I intend to break new ground as your Fremont City Councilmember in District 6 -Irvington Area. 

Although I lost my schoolteacher parents at an early age, I’ve learned to never stop fighting for the things I believe in.

Meet Teresa

  • 30-year Fremont resident

  • Mother of 2 amazing kids raised in Fremont

  • Serving 12 years, Vice-Chair Trustee, Ohlone Community College & approve annually $235,000 college scholarships to deserving students at Irvington & Kennedy High Schools and other schools.

  • Ohlone Collge is ranked 7th in the USA.           

  • First African American woman to earn a degree in Nuclear Engineering in the Nation and MBA Degree

  • Councilmember, California District Export, appointed by Obama & re-appointed by current Administrations for local jobs and businesses.

  • Block Captain & Founder for District 6 Neighborhood Crime Watch Grimmer & Mayfair Park Area

  • Community Organizer for Virtual Community United in Prayer Services with diverse faith based leaders and Fremont Police to unite community.  Featured on ABC7News at this link:

  • Volunteer, Harbor Light Church  for Free Food Giveaways.

  • Youth Movement member of League of Women Voters to register youth to vote at Irvington High School & Robertson High School & Youth Forum.               

  • Irvington Team Mom 

  • Horner PTSA Officer

  • Silicon Valley careers in Government & Hi-Tech at Facebook & Lam Research

  • Received numerous awards of distinction including: 2020 Community Hero Award, State of California Assembly Woman of the Year, City of Fremont Leadership Award, and Congressional Awards from Congressmen Ro Khanna and Eric Swalwell.

Teresa's Priorities

  • COVID 19 Economic Relief & Recovery

  • Local Job Creation & Local Hire

  • Affordable & Workforce Housing

  • Public Safety

  • Support Small and Minority Business Initiatives

  • Quality Parks

  • Scholarships

  • Public & Private Partnerships for Community Projects

  • Better collaboration for city services, school districts & Ohlone College, and bring resources to Fremont.

I'm working with everyone to be an advocate for Fremont and get funding from Federal, State, County agencies and utilize my relationships with these agencies.

I can tap into my Silicon Valley companies and organizations to help Fremont thrive.

I will bring my diverse, decades-long experience to solving problems in our city and champion for COVID-19 Economic Relief, education & scholarships, safe environment, small business initiatives, local job creation, transportation, quality parks, food giveaways, and affordable housing.

I will work hard for all Fremont residents to build a better community together.

By working together, we can make Fremont a better place for you and me.

If you would like to suggest any topics to cover at upcoming town halls or city matters, please complete form below or send to


Teresa Cox

Fremont  City Councilmember

District 6                          

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All registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot this November automatically. All you need to do is register above!

"For the last twelve years, it has been an honor to serve as an Ohlone College Trustee. Access to a great education and a good job are the cornerstone of our community. I am proud of my record fighting for students, professors, and staff to build a world-class community college.

Thank you Ohlone for an amazing journey!"

~Teresa Cox, 2020


Teresa currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, promoting affordable higher education for over 10,000 students each year. 

  • Ohlone College now ranks in Top Five” honors of all 115 California community colleges in the state for highest transfer rates. 

  • More women than ever are serving in leadership roles.

  • Preparing our students for the future.

  • Passed a $350 million-dollar bond measure for three (3) academic core buildings opened on January 24, 2020.

  • Dedicated the Student Service Building, 900 spaced parking garage, Olympic swimming pool, and athletic fields.

  • Lead initiatives to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community including: African American Heritage Month, Indian Republic Day, Afghan American Heritage Day, Native American Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month,   Filipino American, Juneteenth, Asian American, Pacific Islander Day, Women's Herstory Month, Deaf Awareness, National Disabilities  Awareness Month, Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQ Day.

Some of Ohlone's Accomplishments During Teresa's Tenure...

Representing District 6

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District 6 includes:Irvington, Grimmer, Automall, Paseo Padre, Blacow, South Sundale, Osgood, and Southlake

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