PROUDLY ENDORSED BY OC FIREFIGHTERS & NURSES IN 2020
Tammy is a mother, a nonprofit leader, educator, community advocate, small-business owner, and former corporate executive who has lived, worked, and raised her son in Irvine for the past two decades. She was elected to City Council in November 2020 in a historic win, beating out 13 other candidates to take first place. She won her seat with more than 43,700 votes, the highest vote count for any City Council candidate in the City’s history.
Born in Korea, Tammy’s family immigrated to America as an infant. Tammy went on to a successful career as a business executive in Fortune 500 and venture-backed technology start-ups resolving highly complex business and management issues managing multi-national teams.
Raised in difficult economic circumstances, Tammy has always been driven by a desire to help others improve their circumstances. After successfully climbing the corporate ladder, Tammy chose to invest her own resources to create an Irvine-based nonprofit to serve our local immigrant community.
Tammy currently represents the City of Irvine on the boards of the Southern California Association of Governments, Orange County Council of Governments (SCAG), Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG), Irvine Community Land Trust, Orange County Public Libraries, Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control, where she is Chair of the Policy & Personnel Committee, and most recently elected to the League of California Cities, Orange County Division Board of Directors as the Large City Representative. She also serves on the Board of Irvine’s Green Ribbon Committee and Irvine Child Care Project, and is on the Liaison Committee for Irvine Unified School District.
City of Irvine Website bio can be found HERE.
Maintaining High Quality of Life
Committed to public safety and ensuring Irvine is the best place to LIVE, WORK, and PLAY.
Public Health & Economic Recovery
It is critical that we help reduce community spread which will allow our businesses to open up quicker.
Making environmental stewardship and smart growth the centerpiece of our planning vision.
Ensuring that Irvine leads the way in innovative green technology, economic development and investing in technology to improve city services.