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January 22, 2013 > Fremont City Council appoints Raj Salwan

Fremont City Council appoints Raj Salwan

Submitted By Nadine Nader

At the Jan. 14 Special City Council meeting, the Fremont City Council appointed Raj Salwan as Fremont's new councilmember to fill the vacancy after Bill Harrison was elected to serve as Mayor. Councilmember Salwan was sworn in to office at the end of the special meeting. He will serve as councilmember for approximately two years until the results of the Nov. 4, 2014, General Municipal Election are certified.

The Fremont City Council received 10 applications from Fremont residents to fill the vacancy on the City Council. At the Jan. 9 Special City Council meeting, the Council selected six candidates to interview at the Jan. 14 Special Council meeting. After interviews were conducted, the Mayor and Councilmembers ranked the top three candidates. Councilmember Salwan received the highest score and the Council voted to appoint him. (View the ranking sheet at

Councilmember Salwan served on the Fremont Planning Commission from Jan. 25, 2011 until his appointment to City Council on Jan. 14, 2013. His bio and photo can be found on the City's website at

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