First Elected: November 2016

Day job: Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, Cogswell College

Alma maters: Stanford University (continuing studies); San Jose State University (master's degree, education and counseling); Saint Mary's College of California (bachelor’s degree, psychology)

Notable quote: "I am excited and proud to officially announce my candidacy for re-election for Gilroy City Council. I look forward to continuing to represent everyone in Gilroy equally. My positive campaign will be run with a focus on the future of Gilroy.   I will display integrity and honesty in all my interactions and treat all that I encounter with the utmost respect. It has been a great privilege to serve my community on the City Council for the past four years. I am running for re-election for a second term because I want to continue to improve Gilroy neighborhoods, our quality of life, as well as attract good jobs to our region." —Fred Tovar,

Other Offices Held: In reverse-chronological order.

  • Gilroy Unified School District – President, Board of Education (2008–2016)

  • Vice President, California Latino School Board Association (2014–2016)

  • San Jose/Evergreen Valley College District Vice President, Board of Trustee (2002–2006)

  • President, California Association of Latino Community College Trustees (2004-2006)

  • Board Member, California Community College Trustees (2004-2006)

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