Branda Lin has a B.A. in Political Science & Music Performance and has been an Irvine Community Services Commissioner for 2 years. She is Irvine born and raised. She founded Irvine Watchdog, a nonprofit newspaper that holds Irvine officials accountable. As mayor, she will relocate All American Asphalt Plant, hold OC Power Authority Accountable, rapidly expand public transit and bike lanes and expand density near transit centers while preserving the village model. She has pledged to refuse any corporate donations to her campaign.