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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 25

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Roman Reed

Stem Cell Researcher
5,549 votes (5.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Stem Cell Research -Scientific Advances - Job Creation
  • Fighting Climate Change
  • Creating Safer Public Schools - Better pay for Teachers and Free Lunches to Students that need it



Profession:ED at Stanford Spinal Injury Repair
Commissioner, Fremont Planning Commission — Appointed position (2012–2020)
Commissioner, Fremont Park and Recreation Commissioner — Appointed position (2008–2012)


University of California at Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, American Studies with an emphasis on Politics and Leadership (2008)



I have been part of this community for my whole life, working tirelessly to make it a better place with 20 years of State and Local government experience as a City Commissioner for Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission.

I have fought for our great city of Fremont and all of our people. The many friends that I do have and the many people that I don’t know – All have to be represented equally. That is what I have done. I have been able to work across the aisle for the overall greater good for all.

I helped pass five Laws in California and Alabama in support of stem cell research for cures. That produced $7 for every $1 spent to our State coffers, while Producing 295 Peer-Reviewed Medical Breakthroughs, 94,000 Jobs in California for blue and white collar workers combined and America’s first human clinical trials derived from hESC stem cell research with pioneer Dr. Hans Keirstead for the People.

I am a proud Father, of three amazing children, UC Berkeley student Roman Jr., Phenom Athlete Jason and my princess scientist Katherine.

My father Don C. Reed was the head diver at Marine world Africa USA for 15 years and an English teacher at Horner junior high school. He taught me my love for the ocean and all of its wonderful creatures that I will do everything to protect that I possibly can. And the realities of a teacher’s salary in comparison to what they are worth and the importance of the job they do. I will always fight for the teachers and the students.

My Mom, Gloria Reed, Worked with the special education department of Fremont unified school District for more years than it is appropriate for a son to say about a mothers age. She taught me to never ever ever be a bully and to protect those who need a little bit more help. It is up to us to stand up for those who cannot fully stand up for themselves.

She is 100% Mexican. I am 50% Mexican.

My sister is the athletic director at the University of Nevada Las Vegas UNLV and a pioneer for equality for women in sports. She is the first Latina to be an Athletic Director at a major college sports program. Literally breaking glass ceilings for the benefit of all. 

I got my college education at UC Berkeley.  Class of 2008. With a hard earned Undergraduate degree in American Studies with an emphasis on politics and leadership. I have Won the stem cell person of the year award for the whole world as given out by 2013 recipient of the “Stem Cell Action Award” for Inspiration at the annual World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego. Joining the ranks of other prestigious honorees that annually recognizes leading advocates. Among them, Vice-President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, Michael J. Fox, Bob Klein, Denny Sanford, Malin Burnham, Dr. Paul Knoepfler, Dr. Jeanne Loring and other prominent figures. Twice, I have Won Our Assembly District one of the persons of the year award in 2008 and again in 2012.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $18,800

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Klein Financial Corporation

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

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Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)

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From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I truly feel that government works when its leaders listen, I pride my self on listening, and finding ways to solve problems by working in a collaborative style. 

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