I am Frances Marquez, and I am running for City Council to fight for safer neighborhoods, accountability at City Hall, and opportunities for our youth and seniors. 

My family has called Cypress home since 1974. This community provided me with quality schools such as Damron and Vessels Elementary, Lexington Junior High, and Cypress High School, enabling me to earn my Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA, and a Masters and Doctorate from Claremont Graduate University.

I have worked in government advocating for better access to health and child care for our veterans. I helped secure funding for the STARBASE program at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, which encourages fifth-grade students to study science and math.

I am a college professor teaching government and mentoring deaf and hard of hearing students. 

As your City Councilmember, I will tirelessly advocate for our residents. I will focus on improving neighborhood safety and bring accountability to City Hall. 

As a daughter of Cypress, I want to ensure that our youth have every opportunity like I did to build a foundation for a successful life and that our seniors enjoy the quality of life they’ve earned. 

I ask for your vote.


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  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frances Marquez because she is my mentor who helped me get through college and on the correct path. I have known her for more than 5 years. Her willingness to give back to her hometown is as strong as her qualifications and her determination to get things done.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frances Marquez because of her proven leadership skills and caring enough to improve the quality of life of her community. Please vote for her!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frances Marquez because she is a conscientious, intelligent, kind and hard-working woman.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Dr. Frances Marquez' candidacy for City Council in Cypress, CA. I have known Dr. Frances Marquez for 26 years and I have been impressed with her strength of character, leadership, dedication to public service, and her love for Cypress as the community where she grew up. Frances earned her doctorate in Political Science at the Claremont Graduate School and her bachelor's degree in Political Science from UCLA. Frances has worked for 3 different members of the U.S. House of Representatives and she has volunteered for many others who have run for elected office. I am proud to support Dr. Frances Marquez as she runs for a seat on the Cypress City Council and I urge my friends and family to do so as well. Respectfully, Dennis Lopez”

  • endorsed

    “As the Mayor of Cerritos, I am proud to endorse Frances Marquez for Cypress City Council because she has the strong desire to give back to her hometown community, the education and public policy experience to get the job done well, and the progressive values and vision to help move Cypress forward. Please join me in supporting my dear friend and a proud daughter of Cypress...Frances Marquez for City Council!”

October 22, 2018

Frances has the momentum!

Frances has been gaining momentum in her election for Cypress City Council! She's been endorsed by:

The Democratic Party of Orange County

Orange County Firefighters, Local 3631

Orange County Young Democrats

National Women's Political Caucus of Orange County

Latinas Lead California

Women in Leadership

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Southern California District Council

Help keep the momentum going and show your support for Frances!

September 17, 2018

Orange County Young Democrats Endorse Frances

The Orange County Young Democrats Endorse Frances Marquez for Cypress City Council! They know that Frances is committed to standing up for our youth and ensuring young adults have a voice in our democratic process.

OCYD joins Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and the OC Firefighters in endorsing Frances. 

September 13, 2018

Endorsed by OC Firefighters

I'm honored to have received the endorsement of the Orange County Firefighters, Local 3631. 

Our first responders are heroes and work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. I will be a champion for working families and safe neighborhoods as a member of the Cypress City Council.

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

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frances Marquez because she is my mentor who helped me get through college and on the correct path. I have known her for more than 5 years. Her willingness to give back to her hometown is as strong as her qualifications and her determination to get things done.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frances Marquez because of her proven leadership skills and caring enough to improve the quality of life of her community. Please vote for her!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frances Marquez because she is a conscientious, intelligent, kind and hard-working woman.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Dr. Frances Marquez' candidacy for City Council in Cypress, CA. I have known Dr. Frances Marquez for 26 years and I have been impressed with her strength of character, leadership, dedication to public service, and her love for Cypress as the community where she grew up. Frances earned her doctorate in Political Science at the Claremont Graduate School and her bachelor's degree in Political Science from UCLA. Frances has worked for 3 different members of the U.S. House of Representatives and she has volunteered for many others who have run for elected office. I am proud to support Dr. Frances Marquez as she runs for a seat on the Cypress City Council and I urge my friends and family to do so as well. Respectfully, Dennis Lopez”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “As the Mayor of Cerritos, I am proud to endorse Frances Marquez for Cypress City Council because she has the strong desire to give back to her hometown community, the education and public policy experience to get the job done well, and the progressive values and vision to help move Cypress forward. Please join me in supporting my dear friend and a proud daughter of Cypress...Frances Marquez for City Council!”