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Teresa Fremont City Council Swearing In
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Recognizing the significant contributions of the AAPI & Jewish communities for AAPI & Jewish Heritage Month in May 2024


Dear Fremont Residents,

Let’s continue to build a better community together.  ​And with your help, I intend to be re-elected as your Fremont City Councilmember in District 6 -Irvington Area and represent all communities. 

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 College 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, re-appointed by last 3 US Presidential Administrations for local jobs, businesses, and international trade.

  • 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 Speaker and member of League of Women Voters to register youth to vote at Irvington High School and Ohlone College.

  • Irvington Team Mom (former) and Horner PTSA Officer (former) and still work with PTSAs.

  • Silicon Valley careers in Government & Hi-Tech at Facebook, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Lam Research

  • Received numerous awards of distinction including to name a few: 2024 FOG Silicon Valley Women Empowerment Award, 2023 County of Santa Clara Commendation, 2023 Silicon Valley Business Journal Top 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley, 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

  • Public Safety

  • Homelessness

  • Sustainability

  • Affordable & Workforce Housing

  • Local Job Creation & Local Hire

  • 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 - Irvington                          

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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 served 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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