Teresa with Assemblymember Kansen Chu with Daisy Chu, wife, and Community Hero Honoree Jana Holmes, former Principal at Horner, Walters, and Irvington.



You are cordially invited


to the

Swearing In Ceremony



Honorable Teresa D. Cox

Fremont City Councilwoman Elect


Tuesday, December 8, 2020



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Dear Fremont Voter,

Let’s break new ground to build a better community together.  ​And with your help, I intend to break new ground in this campaign for Fremont City Council in District 6 -Irvington Area (open seat). 

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.

  • 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.

I enjoyed serving as Vice-Chair Trustee, Ohlone Community College for 12 year. I can be more effective serving the Fremont community in city council.

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 running 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.


To build a better community, it is so important to work with everyone and be involved. My community activities include:

 • Ohlone Community College, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, elected 3 terms for a total of 12 years. Ohlone ranked in Top 5 among 115 California Community College and opened 3 LEED academic core buildings with taxpayers dollars of $350M.

  • Serving as Trustee, I helped to implement the COVID-19 policies to keep our students safe, campus operations & critical services during this pandemic and also provide emergency oversight for Cal Fires.

  • As a Trustee, I oversee the Alameda County Small Development Center for small businesses. This Center is located at Ohlone's Newark Campus.


 • As a Trustee, I helped to approve annually $235,000 Ohlone College Foundation Scholarships to deserving high school students from Irvington & Kennedy High Schools at  these links and other high schools.

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

 • Reader in local Fremont school organized by Fremont Fire.

 • Councilmember, California District Export Council, appointed during

    Obama Administration and re-appointed by current Administration

    at this link: https://norcal-dec.org/membership/

 • 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryuHLEY0fFM

 • Chair, City of Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commission for

    8 years (fmr.) and lead international trade missions.


 • Volunteer, Harbor Light Church  for Free Food Giveaways.

 • Mentored Irvington & Horner youth on Women in Leadership Roles.

 • Youth Movement member of League of Women Voters to register youth

    to vote at Irvington High School & Robertson High School &

    Youth Forum.                                                    

Irvington High School Team Mom

 • Team Mom for Boys Basketball and Volleyball that won the 2018 NCS Regional & League Championships 

and are history makers at Irvington. 

 • Mentor youth leadership on community initiatives, i.e. No vaping initative and Change.org petition, community


 • Annual Crab Feed Supporter for Irvington Athletics.

Horner Junior High School 

 • PTSA School Officer & Latinx Parent Advocacy Group

 • Advocate for Girls Basketball and AAU activities.

 • Plan district and school-wide events, i.e. Community

Health Fair, ultural Diversity, Teacher Appreciation, and 8th Grade Promotion Celebrations.


 As a candidate for Fremont City Council, I will not accept developer campaign donations so I can be transparent and make excellent decisions for smart and responsible developments that will benefit our community. 


As a mother, Ohlone Community College Trustee for 12 years, and former Chair, Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commission, I know that the issues we face require a leader with real know-how.


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 am the only candidate in this race with the experience that allows me to hit the ground running once elected. As a leader in District 6, I have the experience in working relationships with national, state, county, and local leaders in business, education, stakeholders, law enforcement, and community advocates to help Fremont thrive. 


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.



Teresa Cox                            


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...

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

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