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Bill Harrison (Californian politician)

Bill Harrison is the mayor of Fremont, California, succeeding appointed mayor Gus Morrison. His term began December 2012, and expires December 2016. He was born and raised in Fremont, is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Public Accountant[1] Harrison has promoted business incentives to manufacturers, in particular companies associated with nearby Silicon Valley.[2] He has supported Tesla Motors' plan for a controversial outsized billboard at its Fremont plant.[3] He has also presided over redevelopment efforts centered on transforming Fremont from a suburban city to an urban hub.[4]

Prior to 2012, Harrison was a city councilman. On November 6, 2012, Harrison out-polled four rivals to win the independently elected mayor's office, with 34% of the vote.[5]