Moving Forward with Integrity

Endorsements and Supporters

“Benny Lee understands how technology can improve people’s lives.  Through our work in San Mateo county, Benny has demonstrated leadership and expertise in the issues facing our communities.  Collaboration among local agencies and regional organizations is critical to success and Benny has been integral in building these relationships.  The qualities align with his vision for San Leandro will help lead the city into the future.” -San Bruno City Councilmember Michael Salazar



“As someone who has been mentored by Benny, I have a front row seat to Benny’s effective leadership in the form of service.  Benny’s mentoring enabled our workgroup to receive national recognition in three months for our work to cybersecure our cities under NIST and Department of Homeland Security.  Benny has never given us flashy promises, but has inspired us to do our best for tangible progress and benefits. Our heartfelt thanks, Benny, for sharing your insight as a veteran public servant, for leading with the efficiency of a startup CEO, and for guiding with the heart of a caring community member!” -Lan Jenson, CEO of Adaptable Security, Board of Directors of ISC2 Silicon Valley Chapter



“I’ve had the privilege to work with Benny Lee on technology and public policy projects at both the regional and national level, where his leadership and professionalism have proven invaluable as we’ve worked together to navigate multi-stakeholder scenarios and find harmonized solutions which benefit citizens and constituents.  He is especially adept at leading collaborations among municipal leaders on complex topics such as smart cities, and in advocating and championing technology solutions for civic challenges.  Benny’s ability to articulate and realize a technology vision will benefit San Leandro now and in the future.”  -David Witkowski, Founder & CEO, Oku Solutions



“I would like to share my support for Benny Lee for mayor of San Leandro.  I’ve worked alongside Benny in both local and national stage. I am continuously impressed by his desire to serve and make a positive impact while making a friend or two. I’ve seen the passion, the integrity and knowledge that Benny shares on community engagement. His experience and dedication to public service and Technology industry will truly serve us well.” – Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, Chairman WiMAX, Founder & CEO Microsanj



“I met Benny nearly 20 years ago when our neighbors joined together to take a stand to protect the health and welfare of San Leandro and San Lorenzo residents and the surrounding communities from a local water project. This project would have spewed 3,700 pounds per year of cancer causing chloroform into the air through massive aeration towers, directly adjacent to our community including many seniors and small children. At this time, Benny had yet to run for public office. With Benny’s drive and unyielding commitment, plus his prowess to sift through thousands of pages of technical documents and simplify for all of our neighbors (and city officials too) to clearly understand, we were able to remove all chloroform emissions from the proposed local water project. Benny helped protect the health and welfare of thousands in our community.

Fast forward to 2018……Benny’s core values have not changed, and now he has six years of San Leandro City Council Member experience under his belt. Benny stands up for families, business, those that are in need….all of us…. to reach one goal; to make San Leandro a great place to live for us all. Join me and my family in voting for Benny Lee for Mayor.” – Fred Simon, City of San Leandro Senior Commissioner, Heron Bay Homeowners Association Water Resource Advisor, Water Civil Engineer




“Benny is a thoughtful conscientious Councilmember who’s decision making is always inclusive of all members of the community.” – Former San Leandro Vice Mayor Ursula Reed




Public Officials

John Chiang, California State Treasurer
Fiona Ma, Member, California State Board of Equalization
Kansen Chu, Assemblymember, District 25
Lily Mei, Mayor, City of Fremont
Arun Goel, Dublin City Councilmember
Abel Guillén, Oakland City Councilmember 
Wayne Lee, Millbrae City Councilmember
Corina Lopez (dual), San Leandro City Councilmember
Michael Salazar, San Bruno City Councilmember
Mark Salinas, Hayward Councilmember
Sean Polster, Warrenton, VA Town Councilmember
Yang Shao, Fremont Unified School District Trustee Board President
David Anderson Sr., San Leandro Senior Commissioner
Richard Brennan, San Leandro Planning Commissioner, Bayfair Citizen’s Advisory Committee Chairperson, Heron Bay HOA Board Vice President
Justin Hutchison, San Leandro Recreations and Parks Commissioner, San Lorenzo Unified School District Personnel Board
Arlene Lum, San Leandro Library and Historical Commissioner and Oakland Chinatown Chamber President
Bose Onyemem, San Leandro Human Services Commissioner
Frederick Simon, San Leandro Senior Commissioner and Heron Bay HOA Water Resources Advisor
Jeff Wong, Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) & Heron Bay Board Director
Cartier Lee, San Leandro Police Chief’s Advisory Board Vice Chair
Ken Chew, Former Mayor of the Town of Moraga
John Faria, Former Mayor of San Leandro
Jean Quan, Former Mayor of Oakland
Stewart Chen, Former Alameda City Councilmember
Ursula Reed, Former Vice Mayor of San Leandro
Diana Souza, Former San Leandro Councilmember

Business and Community Leaders

Bryan Azevedo, Community Champion and Organizer
Maryann Tracy-Baker, Community Advocate
William Baker, Teamster/USW Delegate Alameda Labor Council
Cung Le, Actor, Producer, Former International Kickboxing Federation Light Heavyweight World Champion, 2007 Black Belt Magazine Kung Fu Artist of the Year
Lan Jenson, CEO of Adaptable Security
Andy Li, Asian Community Political Affairs Advocate
Vinny MaNguyen, Real Estate Association Founder and Advocate
Scott Walter, Heron Bay HOA Board President
David Witkowski, Founder & CEO, Oku Solutions


East Bay Times – read the article

Bay East Association of Realtors®
San Leandro Chamber of Commerce (dual)


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