lily zhou

San Diego City Council District 1



Coming to America at seventeen years old, I was given the opportunity to reach new limits and go for my dreams. Completing my undergraduate in Finance at California State Fresno, I was able to learn the skills needed for business and shape my can-do spirit. Graduating in 2009 from San Diego State University in the EMBA program has been a highlight for my growth and development as a professional, but more importantly, as a contributing citizen in our beautiful community.

My entrepreneurial adventures started at twenty-three when I opened a restaurant. Shortly thereafter, in October of 2005, I launched a Chinese Television program, the first one to be available on mobile phones, which formally started my career as a businesswoman. Throughout the years, it has been a blessing to start, build, and sell several businesses which - more than anything - has increased the number of quality relationships in my life.



Going into this campaign, I will be the ONLY female and the ONLY non-partisan candidate out of a large pool of candidates. When I was asked, “Why are you running for office?” the answer is simple: To get things DONE! Partisan bickering has prevented progress in San Diego; I will bring the spirit of cooperation and progress back.

My campaign has the most detailed answers to San Diego's problems. I am especially proud of my proposal to alleviate homelessness in San Diego. You can view these solutions on the Solutions page.

As an environmentalist, you will never see any posters or mailers from me. We run an efficient campaign based on a few simple and focused objectives, so that we have room to understand the various and changing needs of our community. Vote for me and the work of the Council will get DONE!


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