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City of ClaremontCandidate for City Council

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Larry Schroeder

City Councilmember
3,799 votes (32.34%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • The pursuit of the purchase of the Claremont Water System from the current for profit provider.
  • Support the improvements to Claremont's 45 year old police facility.
  • To maintain a balanced budget to provide services which meets our community's needs.



Profession:Retired municipal finance director / Current consultant
Management/Financial Consultant, Vairous Pulbic Entities (2008–current)
City Councilmember, City of Claremont, CA — Elected position (2009–current)
Adjunct Instructor, University of La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona (2004–2013)
Community Services Commissioner, City of Claremont, CA — Appointed position (2007–2009)
Director of Finance, City of Lakewood, CA (1995–2007)
Director of Finance, City of Glendora, CA (1980–1995)
Assistant Branch Manager, Crocker National Bank, Glendora, CA (1974–1980)


University of La Verne Doctorate of Pulbic Administration (DPA), Public Administration (2008)
University of La Verne Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA), Public Administration (1986)
University of Detroit Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Psychology (1971)

Community Activities

President of the Board, Employment Means Success (EMS) An organization providing employment services to persons with disabilities. (2012–current)
Member, Claremont Rotary Club Sunrise (2009–current)
Member, League of Women Voters (2009–current)
Member, Sustainable Claremont (2009–current)
Member, Claremont Democratic Club (2009–current)


Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder is serving his second term on the Claremont City Council (Mar. 2013 – Mar. 2017). He previously served on the Claremont Community Services Commission, to which he was appointed to in 2007.

Larry was born in Michigan City, Indiana. In 1971, Larry moved to Southern California where he met his wife, Laurie. They were married in 1972 and moved to Claremont in 2002 when they were looking for a community where they would eventually retire. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Larry has 10 years (1971-1980) of experience in banking and 26 years (1980-2007) of experience in city government. From 1988-2007, he was Finance Director for the cities of Glendora and Lakewood. Larry also has 17 years of experience in economic development. From 1997-2007 Larry held the positions of Treasurer, Chairperson of the Finance Committee, and Member of the Claims Committee for the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority.

Larry serves as the Council representative to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and Independent Cities Association. He is the alternate on the Metro Gold Line Phase II Committee. He is also the council liaison to the Committee on Youth and Family.

From 2004-2009, Larry taught a course in public budgeting at the University of La Verne and has taught at Cal Poly Pomona. Larry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1971), a Master’s degree in Public Administration (1986), and a doctorate degree in Public Administration (2008). Larry retired as a public sector employee in 2007.

Since his retirement, Larry has assisted a number of cities, including as Special Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Pasadena. Larry is also President of the Board of the non-profit organization, Employment Means Success, providing employment services to individuals with disabilities.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (3)

  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • Assemblymember Chirs Holden

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