Re-Elect Councilman George Chen for Torrance City Council District 2 ​in the city's Inaugural By-District Election on March 3, 2020.
My name is George Chen, Torrance City Councilman and I'm running for a seat for Torrance City Council District 2 (West Torrance) in the March 3, 2020 Election.

My wife and I have been residents of Torrance for 27 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.

I was elected on June 5, 2018 serving the City of Torrance At-Large. However, the previous Council decided to change to By-District Election beginning with the 2020 Election. They also selected the District 2 which I live in as one of the 3 districts start the first By-District Election. With your support, we will continue our path for "A Vibrant Future" for Torrance.

Why Do I Want to Run for Torrance City Council?

  • Continue what we started when I was elected on June 5, 2018.
  • I have a vision for long-range development of the community such as “Technology and Business Innovation Hub” and “International 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 and experience in developing "best value" solutions for complex problems.
  • Since my installation on July 2018, I have already made positive impact as a Councilmember and will continue providing fresh vision for the city leveraging my life and professional experience.
  • 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.

  • Strong and Safe Community
  • First-rate Education Collaborating with Torrance Unified School District
  • Business Friendly City (Pro-Business)
  • Strong and Robust Infrastructure
  • Recreation and Athletics Friendly; Preparing Athletes to Be Olympians
  • Care for the Growing Senior Population
  • Vision for the Future


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George Chen for Torrance City Council 2020

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George Chen for Torrance City Council 2020
4733 Torrance Blvd #887
Torrance, CA 90503

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George Chen for Torrance City Council (CA)