Bill Harrison (California politician)

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Bill Harrison
Mayor of Fremont, California
Assumed office
December 2012

Bill Harrison is the mayor of Fremont, California, succeeding appointed mayor Gus Morrison. His term began December 2012, and expires December 2016. He was born and raised in Fremont, is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Public Accountant[1] Harrison has promoted business incentives to manufacturers, in particular companies associated with nearby Silicon Valley.[2] He has supported Tesla Motors' plan for a controversial outsized billboard at its Fremont plant.[3] He has also presided over redevelopment efforts centered on transforming Fremont from a suburban city to an urban hub.[4]

Prior to 2012, Harrison was a city councilman. On November 6, 2012, Harrison out-polled four rivals to win the independently elected mayor's office, with 34% of the vote.[5]

References

  1. "Bill Harrison, Mayor | City of Fremont Official Website". Fremont.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Fremont gains reputation as Silicon Valley manufacturing hub - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2014: Gigabillboard? Tesla proposes enormous sign outside Fremont factory - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Mohammed, Aliyah. "Demolition heralds future Fremont Downtown - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Mayor; City of Fremont Election Information November 6, 2012 Election". Smartvoter.org. Retrieved 2016-05-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>