Name : Mr. Bill Harrison
Place of residence : Fremont
Attended college : Yes
College : University of California at Santa Barbara
Degree : Business Economics
Job titles held : City Councilmember, City of Fremont; CPA, Harrison Accounting Group
Employers : Former Fremont Planning Commissioner
Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Mayor
Chamber/district: City of Fremont
First elected: 07 November 2006
Previous elective offices : I was elected citywide to the Fremont City Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None.
Address 37272 Maple Street in Fremont
Name : Mitchell Lester, Lester Connect
Title : Consultant
Bill Harrison Small Business Owner, CPA, Councilmember Bill Harrison is proud to be lifelong resident of Fremont. Bill was born in Fremont where his parents, Herb and Gerry Harrison, showed by example how to be a leader for our community. They taught him the importance of giving back, and making our city a better place for everyone to live, work, shop, build friendships, and raise a family. Working as a small business owner, helping his clients as a CPA, and listening to constituents as Councilmember, Bill knows that jobs are the key to Fremont's economy and overall well-being. He's worked closely with our community for years to keep and create jobs in Fremont because when families have secure employment, the housing market improves, our schools get better, and our neighborhoods are safer. Bill is co-owner of Harrison Accounting Group, Inc., founded in 1948. The firm is the oldest accounting firm in Fremont (since 1954) and still has its headquarters here while servicing clients throughout the western United States. Bill was elected to the Fremont City Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He served on the Fremont Planning Commission from 2001 to 2006. As Councilmember, Bill's policy decisions have always been driven by his outreach and close communication with his constituents. He has also served on several boards and assisted non-profit organizations to further address our neighborhood concerns on issues related to children, transportation, health care, education, and economic development. Bill currently serves on the Warm Springs BART Policy Advisory Committee, the Sunol Express Lane Joint Powers Authority as part of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the City of Fremont East Bay Regional Parks Committee. He has also served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Kidango (formerly Tri-Cities Children's Centers), President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Children's Fund of the Bay Area, as a member of the Centerville & City of Fremont Combined Project Area Committee, and as Director and Community Service Chair for the Fremont Kiwanis Club. Continuing his passion towards charities, Bill has worked with Raquel's Kids, Boldy Me and the Washington Hospital Foundation. Bill is also a former member of the Alameda County Assessment Appeals Board and is currently the Treasurer of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce Dollars for Scholars program. Bill's interest in community service began while attending Ohlone Community College in Fremont. As a student, he interned in Congressman Don Edward's Washington, D.C. office and Assemblymember Delaine Eastin's District Office. Bill is a product of Fremont public schools, attending Glenmoor Elementary (where his oldest son attends today), Centerville Junior, High and Washington High School. Bill eventually went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a Concentration in Accounting at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Bill is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, and they are the proud parents of two boys, Bryce and Hayden.