Candidate Irvine City Council
Shiva Farivar is a long time Irvine resident and community leader. Her long history of community involvement includes serving as an Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Irvine and then as a Community Services Commission for almost eight years, five years as Chair. She also chaired Irvine’s Advisory Committee for Children, Youth, and Families.
Born in Iran, Mrs. Farivar spent most of her childhood in Germany. She came to the United States in 1978 to pursue her higher education. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and German Literature from UC San Diego, and her Master’s degree in German Literature from UC Irvine.
Farivar’s campaign has been endorsed by current Councilmember and former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, and former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang. She has also received endorsements from: Women in Leadership, National Women’s Political Caucus, Unite Here Local 11, Evolve, UA Local 582, Orange County League of Conservation Voters, and NMFT.
Prev. Occupation: Banker
Prev. Public Service: Chair, Irvine Community Services Commission
Residence: Irvine, CA
Education: MA, German Literature, UC Irvine; BA, Political Science & German Literature, UC San Diego