Harry Sidhu

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Harry Sidhu
Harry Sidhu.jpg
46th Mayor of Anaheim
Assumed office
December 4, 2018
Preceded byTom Tait
Member of the Anaheim City Council
In office
December 7, 2004 – December 11, 2012
Preceded byTom Tait
Succeeded byLucille Kring
Personal details
Born (1957-07-08) July 8, 1957 (age 63)
India
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gin Sidhu
Children2
EducationDrexel University (BS)
WebsiteOfficial website
Campaign website

Harry S. Sidhu[1] (born July 8, 1957) is an American Republican politician and businessman who is the 46th and current mayor of Anaheim, California, winning the office in the 2018 election. He is the first Sikh mayor of the city and the first person of color to serve as mayor of Anaheim.[2] He is a former member of the Anaheim City Council and the former Mayor pro tempore of Anaheim.

Sidhu earned a degree Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.[3] He worked as a consulting engineer. Sidhu served as director of Orange County Water District Board.[4][5] He became a U.S. citizen in 1979.[3]


Electoral history[edit]

City Council[edit]

2004 Anaheim City Council at-large election (2 seats)[6]
Candidate Votes %
Lorri Galloway 24,856 18.8
Harry Sidhu 24,242 18.4
Jerry O'Connnell 19,044 14.4
Lucile Kring 15,819 12.0
Sefanie O'Neill 10,451 7.9
Richard "Dick" Larochelle 10,421 7.9
Andrea James 8,152 6.2
George Charles Johnson 7,243 5.5
Robert J. Flores 5,068 3.8
John R. Karczynski 2,206 1.7
Rubin Jamison Skipper 1,807 1.4
Craig Merrihue 1,496 1.1
Faiz Zuberi 1,137 0.9
2008 Anaheim City Council at-large election (2 seats)[6]
Candidate Votes %
Harry Sidhu (incumbent) 32,652 23.2
Lorri Galloway (incumbent) 31,694 22.6
Gail Eastman 27,200 19.4
John Karczynski 11,668 8.3
Kostas "Gus" Roditis 10,160 7.2
Jennifer Rivera 8,208 5.8
Robert J. Flores 7,148 5.1
Steve Perez 5,495 3.9
Brian Chuchua 4,957 3.5
Faiz Zuberi 1,336 1.0

Mayor[edit]

2018 Anaheim mayoral election[7]
Candidate Votes %
Harry Sidhu 26,422 32.5%
Ashleigh Aitken 25,944 31.9%
Lorri Galloway 12,367 15.2%
Cynthia Ward 7,121 8.7%
H. Fuji Shioura 3,024 3.7%
Robert Williams 2,824 3.5%
Rudy Gaona 2,506 3.1%
Tony D. Martin 1,199 1.5%
Total votes 81,407 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Sidhu's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Harry Sidhu is ahead in Anaheim mayor's race, and resort worker wage measure has the lead". The New Indian Express. November 9, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Full Biography for Harry Sidhu". SmartVoter. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Cunningham, Matthew (July 6, 2017). "Anaheim: Harry Sidhu Opens Mayoral Campaign Committee". OC Daily. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Robinson, Alicia (November 8, 2018). "Harry Sidhu is ahead in Anaheim mayor's race, and resort worker wage measure has the lead". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Election Results Archives". Orange County Registrar of Voters. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Orange County 2018 General Election November 6, 2018 Official Results for Election". Orange County. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Tait
Mayor of Anaheim
2018–present
Incumbent