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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de IrvineCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Farrah N. Khan

Nonprofit Director/Businesswoman
16,487 votos (11.8%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Keep public safety a top priority, provide our police department with the resources they need to protect us and involve more neighborhoods in CERT.
  • Provide leadership on smart and balanced growth, strategic infrastructure projects, reduction of traffic congestion and affordability for our seniors, young families and students.
  • Innovate in the delivery of high quality city services, retain our family owned businesses and become economically & environmentally sustainable.



Profesión:Executive Director / Businesswoman
Executive Director, Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council (2015–current)
Owner, Self - Restaurant (2005–current)
Community Services Commissioner, City of Irvine — Cargo designado (2014–2015)
Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs Manager, Chiron Corp (1998–2005)


UC Davis BA, English Literature with an emphasis in Microbiology (1997)
UC Davis BA, English Literature (1997)

Actividades comunitarias

Board Member , Orange County Interfaith Network (2014–current)
Member, Irvine Rotary (2016–current)
Community Emergency Response Team Member, Irvine Police Department (2010–current)
PTA President/Board, Parent Teacher Association of Elementary and Middle School (2006–current)


Farrah, a graduate of UC Davis, moved to Irvine in 2005 when she and her husband began their journey into being small business owners with two young children.  Today, her oldest is in 10th grade and her youngest in 7th and as foster parents, they are caring for 2 additional boys who they hope to find a permanent home for soon.  In between that time, Farrah went from a corporate position of QA/Regulatory Affairs Manager at a Biotech company to a small business owner surviving the recession and economic instabilities.  She is a strong advocate for public schools and served 3 terms as PTA President for her children’s elementary school, 1 term on the PTA Board for the middle school and currently serves as an elected School Site Council member at the high school.  Farrah and her husband are also proud Legacy Partners of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

In 2014, Farrah served one year as the appointed Community Services Commissioner for the City of Irvine, making sure she understood the needs of the residents, businesses and employees. She was the only Commissioner who voted against allowing developers to waive the required park fees.  She knew this would pose a problem later and reduce the amount of funds the city had to build parks in the future.  Plus, she was the only Commissioner who took time from her personal schedule to visit each and every park, recreational facility and open space.

Currently, Farrah serves as the Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council and also sits on the boards of the OC Sheriff’s Interfaith Advisory Board and the OC Interfaith Network.  She works with various faith communities in tackling issues like poverty, homelessness and human trafficking.  She is a volunteer with the Irvine Police Department as a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), sits on the Steering Committee for the Irvine Global Village Festival and is a member of the Irvine Rotary Club.

Farrah's community work for the past 12 years resulted in her being the only candidate to receive the 2015 Community Leader Award by the OC Human Relations Commission among many other community awards.  She builds bridges with respect, coorperation and integrity.

Farrah brings with her seven years of corporate experience, over twelve years of small business experience (restaurant), over 10 year of non-profit experience and 5 years of civic experience.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Service Employee International Union (SEIU) UHW

Organizaciónes (3)

  • Democratic Foundation of Orange County
  • The League of Conservation Voters
  • Democratic Party of Orange County

Funcionarios electos (9)

  • South Coast Community College Trustee Dr. Lorraine Prinsky
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen
  • Anaheim School Board Trustee Al Jabbar
  • Santa Ana City Councilman Sal Tinajero
  • Former Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva
  • Artesia Mayor Pro tem Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Westminster City Councilwoman Diana Lee Carey

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Farrah has a strong understanding of the developers' plans, the Irvine's Master Plan and Budget to bring balance to our city by working on the infrastructure, traffic, affordability/sustainability, safety and schools.  She understands the need to focus on our growing senior population and young graduates/families looking to find a home. Plus, she is aware of the need to provide our college students with affordable housing by working with the various colleges and universities.

Farrah will bring forth real transparency for the Great Park, the Veteran’s Cemetery and more.  She is ready to work on the 0 waste program with Irvine restaurants, renewable energy plan, enhancing public transportation and most importantly helping retain our small/family owned businesses in Irvine. She has committed to building a better relationship with the Irvine Chamber, UCI and other community partners, while maintaining our quality of life by making the streets safer for pedestrians/bicyclists, the parks/fields/vegetation free from toxins/chemicals and encouraging more arts and cultural community events that bring our villages together.

As your next City Councilmember, Farrah is committed to:

  • Keeping public safety a top priority for Irvine residents
  • Providing leadership on smart growth and balanced development
  • Bringing a new era of transparency to the City Council
  • Seeking innovative high quality city services



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