Jeremy Yamaguchi made OC METRO’s 40 Under 40 list in 2009 as the youngest ever Placentia city council member. Now, this ambitious public leader is back at the top of our charts with even more boast-worthy accomplishments. At 23 years old, he’s been elected the youngest mayor of Placentia. Despite all that he has accomplished, Yamaguchi’s proudest moment – earning the rank of Eagle Scout – is unrelated to his professional life, proving that he is a well-rounded young man.
Although his professional accomplishments have come at a young age, Yamaguchi has experienced success ever since elementary school, when he won first prize in a citywide photography contest.
“My passion for service, perseverance, excellence and enthusiasm to help others continues to propel me toward new endeavors and continued successes in opportunities to serve others,” he says.
Yamaguchi served in public office while attending Cal State Fullerton, where he aptly majored in political science. Some day, he aspires to open his own law firm in Orange County. placentia.org
First job: Working in his family’s business
OC METRO's 2012 40 UNDER 40
Lily Knowles ≈ Ashleigh Aitken ≈ Jeremy Yamaguchi
Kevin Willson ≈ Megan Lavender ≈ Jason Lucash
Tan Rezaei & Navid Firoozi ≈ Julie Schoenbachler
Chris Winn ≈ Shawna Smith Gotreau ≈ Matt Petteruto
Kelly Lewis ≈ Justin Choi ≈ Marissa Gerlach ≈ Josh McCarter
Brian Davis ≈ Patrick Strader ≈ Quy "Q" Nguyen
Carla Vargas ≈ Patrick Rue ≈ Jennifer Tucker Klein
Brandon Burton ≈ Lauren O’Gorman ≈ Inna Kassatkina
Tom Reimers ≈ Jackie Ferlita ≈ Eric Bender
Dale Partridge & Aaron Chavez ≈ Danny Sonenshine
Russell Bendel ≈ Sandra Jones ≈ Balaji Krishna
Saimah Chaudhry ≈ Dan Nasitka ≈ Laura Hess
Kohl Crecelius ≈ Larry Labrado Jr. ≈ Melissa Beck
Jeremy Linehan ≈ Stephen Silver
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