Stewart Chen is currently is president of Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council tasked with revitalizing Oakland Chinatown district. He was also appointed to the AC Transit Parcel Tax Oversight committee to oversee the appropriate spending of our measure VV tax dollars.
Dr. Stewart Chen was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He came to the United States in 1979 and later moved to California in 1985. He and Lorie settled down in Alameda to start a family and raise their children where they have lived for the last 30 years.
Through the years, Dr. Chen has been an active member of the Alameda community. In 2010, Dr. Chen ran and was successfully elected to the City of Alameda Healthcare District (Hospital Board) where he served until he was elected to the City Council. He has participated in the Alameda City-wide Needs Assessment survey and played an active role in the Mayor’s Fourth of July parades.
He has chaired various committees including serving as Second Vice Chair of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission, Vice President of City of Alameda Social Service and Human Relations Board, and Chair of Alamedans Together Against Hate (ATAH). He also founded the Alameda Sister City Association (ASCA) and the Alameda Asian Pacific Festival. He was also one of the Directors of Alameda County Healthy Homes Joint Powers Authority and the alternate Commissioner to Alameda County Transportation Commission.
My wife and I have lived in the East Bay for the past 40 years and I feel blessed to call it home. I proudly own and operate a successful small business in Oakland. The richness and diversity of the Bay Area helped us raise our two children, both of whom are now nurses serving on the frontline during this pandemic.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Chen has been in active practice since 1987. He specializes in disability evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions and he is also a Certified Medical Examiner for U.S. Department of Transportation. Having a rich and diverse background means Dr. Chen is fortunate to be fluent in many different languages, such as: Mandarin , Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Tagalog.