Raj Salwan, Vice Mayor


Vice Mayor Raj Salwan grew up in Fremont, and is proud to call it home. He attended Vallejo Mill Elementary School and walked to school from the one bedroom apartment where his father, mother, and 2 siblings resided.  

Fremont gave him the opportunity to go from that one bedroom apartment to help run a successful business and serve as a Human Relations Commissioner, Planning Commissioner, and as a Councilmember. He has been serving in city government for over 13 years.

He is proud to have achieved the American dream, and desires to give back to the community that has given him so much, and to make Fremont an even better place to live, work, and raise families.

He had the benefit of education from Washington High School, a place at a university that he could afford, and ultimately good jobs for his family that enabled them to buy a family home and achieve the American dream.

He attended University of California, Irvine and studied Biological Sciences, and has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University.

Vice Mayor Salwan is a proud husband and father of three children attending Fremont Public Schools. As a parent, he understands how good schools enrich our community.

As a small business owner, he knows what it takes to attract high quality business that will set up shop here, stay, and grow in our community.

His vision for Fremont is a simple one - He wants all Fremont residents to have the same opportunities that Fremont gave him: a home they can afford, a good education from a school near where they live, a high-skilled job with decent pay,  parks to play in, and a safe  environment.


Term Information

  • Elected Term Began: December 13, 2016
  • Term Expires: December 2020