Longtime Orange County business owner Harry Sidhu served for eight years on the Anaheim City Council – comprised of two consecutive terms from 2004 through 2012. He is honored to have been the first person of Indian heritage to have achieved this position. Harry also served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2012 and from December 2009 through December 2011 and is a Former Orange County Water District Director and Alternate to Santa Ana Watershed Authority.
As a businessman and public official, Harry cares deeply about his community and the people living in it. He is committed to encouraging a thriving business culture and economic development in the region that will create jobs, housing, and meet the needs of the taxpayers. His achievements while in office include initiating a free annual Anaheim Health Fair, supporting a charter amendment which was placed on the November 2006 ballot to forever prohibit eminent domain abuse in the City of Anaheim, and implementing an annual Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo – which under his leadership put over 1,700 back to work.
Harry immigrated to the United States from India with his parents in 1974, as a permanent resident, and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he completed his education and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. In 1979, he became a United States citizen and moved to California the following year, beginning his professional life as a consulting engineer in the aerospace defense industry. During that period, Harry also became a Licensed California Professional Engineer – Registered Mechanical Engineer, and obtained a General Contractor’s License (B). Additionally, he is a General Aviation Licensed Private Pilot and has been a Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1991.
In 1994, Harry moved to Anaheim where he presently resides with his wife and two children. His community involvement has included the following: Board Member, Boys and Girls Clubs of Anaheim; Advisory Board Member, Anaheim Family YMCA; Anaheim Chamber of Commerce member; Anaheim Small Business Chamber member; Orange County Republican Party, Deputy Chairman, City of Anaheim; Anaheim Youth Soccer Coach; charity fundraiser and sponsor of children’s sports; supporter of the arts and arts education, and many civic activities.