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City of TorranceCandidate for City Council

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George Chen

Retired Program Manager
11,945 votes (18.98%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain a Safe and Secure Community with Respect to Police and Fire and Mitigate Emerging Risks
  • Promote A Business Friendly City to Attract High Technology, Business Innovation with High Paying Jobs. Implement the Vision for Torrance as "Silicon Valley of South Bay".
  • Implement Robust Infrastructure Consistent with the 21st Century and Phased Approach for "Smart City" Features Where Practical to Improve Quality of Life



Profession:Retired Program Manager
Senior Program Manager, Hughes Aircraft Company/Raytheon Company (1984–2017)


UCLA Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering (1986)


  • 33 years of 21st Century Relevant Industry Experience in System Engineering and Program Management
  • Led Advanced Warfighting Capability Development for Naval Aviation....create the Vision, Develop the Plan
  • Experienced Discipline Program Management to Execute High Value Government Contracts to Meet Budget, Cost, to Performance Requirements
  • Electrical Engineering Degree from UCLA
  • Southwood Homeowner's Association Member
  • Torrance Kiwanis Member
  • Active Member of Local Church, Men's Leadership Development, Mentoring, Community Group Leader, Missions outside of the U.S.
  • PTA Member while Children were in Torrance Schools
  • Coached Park and Recreation Basketball
  • Enjoys endurance events: running (marathons, RAGNAR 200-mile relays, etc.), hiking (Mt. Whitney, Half Dome, Grand Canyon, etc.)


Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (4)

  • Carol Kwan - West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors
  • Warren Kusumoto - City of Los Alamitos Mayor Pro Tem
  • Michael Wermers - President of Torrance Unified School District Board
  • Milton Herring, I - Torrance City Councilman

Individuals (9)

  • Eric Ditmars - Vice President* of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems *for identification purpose only
  • Heidi Shyu - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, & Technology (ret.)
  • Richard Tsao - Torrance City Planning Commissioner
  • Steven Hsiao - Torrance City Cultural Arts Commissioner
  • Howard Orpe - Torrance City Airport Commissioner
  • Mark Tsuneishi - Torrance City Traffic Commissioner
  • John Bailey* - President of Southeast Torrance Homeowner's Association *for identification purpose only
  • Dr. Laurie Love - Torrance City Park and Recreation Commissioner
  • David Hadley - 66th Assembly Districe Assemblyman (ret.)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

  • Servant to the Residents of the Community...Listen to the People's Requirements
  • Safety of the Residents as Top Priority
  • Exercise Strong Discipline as Stewards of the Budget, the People's Money
  • Provide a Simple, Friendly Environment for Businesses to Flourish; Promote Technology and Business Innovation
  • Allow Small Businesses to Prosper
  • Ensure a Friendly Environment for Raising Families
  • Care for Seniors
  • Balanced Perspective on All Issues Based on Facts and Data
  • Close Working Relationship with School Boards to Ensure Top Notch Education for All Students
  • Tackle Urgent/Emergency Problems Today, Set a Vision for the Future

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