Dr. Rakesh Sharma
The People's Candidate
A Fremont resident of over 27 years,
Rakesh Sharma knows Fremont.

A message from Rakesh:


Fremont has been my family’s home for the past 27 years. My wife is a Family Physician in Fremont, and we have two daughters, both currently in medical school. I received my doctorate degree in clinical Biochemistry from a medical school in India. After leaving India, I lived and worked in Japan, the Caribbean, and Texas. After moving to California, I did research at Stanford University for 18 years.

During my tenure as a Fremont Planning Commissioner, I participated in developing the General Plan 2030, supported businesses and affordable housing, protected our city’s scenic hills, and helped revitalize our historic districts.

I have served my community as President of the Niles Rotary Club, Chair of the Ohlone College Bond Oversight Committee, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

Currently, I have the honor to serve as:

  • Chair, Ohlone College Foundation
  • President and CEO, Indo-Americans for Better Community, a Fremont-based non-profit organization
  • Board Member, Life ElderCare and The Salvation Army
  • Vice-Chair, Ohlone College Bond Oversight Committee

I love Fremont and I understand how the local government works. I’m an independent thinker and a good listener. Furthermore, I am not aligned with any special interests, businesses, or organizations that would preclude me from voting on issues that are important to Fremont and its residents. As your Councilmember, I will:

  • improve public safety by providing more resources to Fremont Policy and Fire
  • address unfunded liability, Fremont debt that needs to be paid
  • develop Downtown, Warm Springs/Innovation District
  • bring Bio-Tech, Green Tech, and High Tech jobs and business to Fremont
  • make Fremont small business-friendly
  • create quality affordable housing
  • support Fremont school districts
  • improve city services

As an avid marathon runner, I know what it takes to set goals, make plans, remain dedicated, and effectively accomplish tasks. I am committed to serve Fremont residents with integrity and dedication. I am the first candidate listed on the ballot. I would be honored to have your support and vote.

Thank you!!

-Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma & his family

If elected, Rakesh will...


  • Address unfunded liability, Fremont debt that needs to be paid
  • Improve public safety by providing more resources to Fremont Police and Fire
  • Support businesses and make Fremont more business-friendly
  • Bring jobs to Fremont – biotech, green tech, and high tech
  • Support our school districts, address the overcrowding and lack of resources for teachers and staff in our schools

  • Bring city hall to our neighborhoods through community meetings
  • Provide the best city services per dollar spent, restore sidewalk maintenance by The City of Fremont Maintenance Services Division
  • Make more quality affordable housing available, provide incentives for quality affordable housing developments

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