My name is George Chen and I'm running for a seat for Torrance City Council in the June 5, 2018 Election.

My wife and I have been residents of Torrance for 25 years, raised our children through Torrance schools.  I am a first generation immigrant from Taiwan, grew up in the South Bay, a graduate of Carson High School, and went on to UCLA with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  In July I retired from Raytheon Company after a 33 year career developing the most capable combat systems for our warfighters.

After retirement I had a list of pursuits.  However, I felt a sense of calling to give back and serve the community that gave us the opportunity to pursue the “American Dream”.

Why Do I Want to Run for Torrance City Council? 

-         Sense of “calling” to step up, give back and serve my community.

-         I have a vision for long-range development of the community such as “Silicon Valley South” and “South Bay Youth Summer Olympics”.  We must take the offensive to grow our city's revenue and plan for growth and become a city that leads in business and technology innovation.

-         I firmly believe that we need strong, fresh leadership serving our communities into the future and one that represents the demographics of the population.

-         I have the ability  to evaluate issues & policies technically and financially, weigh priorities to cost and schedule for best-value solutions for the city to implement, and discern which ordinances are most favorable for the city.

Why Am I Qualified

-         I am a creative thinker with a vision, and I have the passion and proven capability to execute plans based on my experience as a program manager at Raytheon.

-         Professionally, I have proven to be an influential leader as a Senior Program Manager for Raytheon.  I’m experienced in leading multiple large and complex high-value programs within budget,  to schedule, and to required performance.  I have led Advanced Development for Naval Aviation future capabilities professionally and can leverage the same experience for Torrance. This industry program leadership experience of managing complex programs can be leveraged into tackling issues in Torrance.

-         I am confident I can make a positive impact through public service and leadership, and will provide a fresh vision for the city. 

-           Being a first  generation immigrant, I understand the cultural values of the demographics in the City of Torrance, including their challenges and how to shape our multi-cultural community into the future.

Values/Priorities

-         Strong and Safe Community

-         First-rate Education

-         Business Friendly City (Pro-Business)

-         Strong and Robust Infrastructure

-         Cultural Exposure and Diversity for Unified City

-         Recreation and Athletics Friendly

-         Care for the Growing Senior Population

-         Vision for the Future

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      Torrance, CA 90503

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Please use this link to register to Vote.  Every vote counts.  Torrance City Council is Non-partisan.  Let's make history on June 5, 2018!

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  • Dominic Guye endorsed

    “This candidate looks like a man ready to solve problems. His background in electrical engineering makes me more comfortable with him leading efforts to solve problems. He wants to bring the American Dream back, which I think is lost. I'll be cheering Mr. Chen on.”

  • David Hui endorsed

    “I am endorsing George Chen in running for a seat in the City Council of Torrance. For the years I have known George, he has always been a great friend; a dedicated father to his two daughters; a loving husband; a great son; a hard worker; a devout christian and servant of his church; a life runner. I know he will put the same effort, passion and marathon running gut-it-out energy into serving the City of Torrance. As the apostle Paul says, "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NIV)”

  • Ramon E. Estrada endorsed

    “I've had the pleasure of working with George for well over 20 and I can attest to his exemplary Vision & Passion skills. I strongly believe that George will do wonderful things for the City of Torrance and it's constituents.”

  • Yinyin Huang endorsed

    “Strongly believe George Chen's vision & passion will help city of Torrence a better place.”

September 21, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Dominic Guye endorsed

    “This candidate looks like a man ready to solve problems. His background in electrical engineering makes me more comfortable with him leading efforts to solve problems. He wants to bring the American Dream back, which I think is lost. I'll be cheering Mr. Chen on.”

  • Enoch Liao endorsed

  • Dennis Jang endorsed

  • David Hui endorsed

    “I am endorsing George Chen in running for a seat in the City Council of Torrance. For the years I have known George, he has always been a great friend; a dedicated father to his two daughters; a loving husband; a great son; a hard worker; a devout christian and servant of his church; a life runner. I know he will put the same effort, passion and marathon running gut-it-out energy into serving the City of Torrance. As the apostle Paul says, "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NIV)”

  • Mark Huang endorsed

  • Genie Doi endorsed

  • Ramon E. Estrada endorsed

    “I've had the pleasure of working with George for well over 20 and I can attest to his exemplary Vision & Passion skills. I strongly believe that George will do wonderful things for the City of Torrance and it's constituents.”

  • Robert Lo endorsed

  • Yinyin Huang endorsed

    “Strongly believe George Chen's vision & passion will help city of Torrence a better place.”

  • David Chan endorsed

  • Jim and Nargaret Yuen endorsed

  • Wing Lew endorsed

  • Naomi Chen endorsed