Meet Justin

Hello Everyone!

I’m Justin Wang, and I am a current appointed Sunnyvale Sustainability Commissioner running for Sunnyvale City Council, District 3.

  • Current appointed Sunnyvale Sustainability Commissioner
  • UCLA B.A Political Science, De Anza College Transferee
  • Sunnyvale raised, Homestead High School graduate – GO MUSTANGS!

Why I'm Running

I am running for City Council because I want to ensure current and future generations of Sunnyvale residents can access the highest quality of life in the greatest city in the world.

Sunnyvale is where I grew up and where I currently cannot afford a long term home. I want to change that with your help while also ensuring the City is able to deliver on core services like protecting our community and reducing crime, addressing traffic, providing safe routes to schools for our youth, maintaining our parks, tackling climate change and creating affordable housing.

I am confident with your support and vote of confidence that we can work together to make Sunnyvale even better than our city already is. If elected, I promise to be responsive to the community and represent your values in every action I take, every decision I vote on, and every matter that comes before the City Council.

My Experience

I have the experience needed to be an effective representative for you on our City Council.

Currently, I serve as a Sustainability Commissioner, appointed by the City Council to advise the City on all matters related to climate change and more. As your representative on this commission I have hosted sustainability workshops, proposed legislation to the City Council, and shaped our City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) through policy recommendations.

I have also served Sunnyvale through my role as the Advocacy Manager for Greenbelt Alliance, a local nonprofit advocating for smart and sustainable land-use across the 9 county Bay-Area region. In this role, I worked collectively and closely on government policies and land-use decisions with residents, neighborhood groups, local businesses and nonprofits, public policy experts, government staff and elected officials. In this role, I worked on housing production efforts, protecting open space and on projects related to COVID-19 economic relief funding.

I’ve also served as the Vice Chair on the Board of Livable Sunnyvale for two years, a local Sunnyvale community group dedicated to advocating for policies and programs towards a more vibrant, inclusive and people-friendly Sunnyvale. In this role I lead community organizing and advocacy efforts to the Sunnyvale City Council on policies and projects that reflect our values.

I am also a graduate of Leadership Sunnyvale. To learn more, please feel free to connect with me via jwangforcouncil@gmail.com.