DIAMOND BAR — Businessman/entrepreneur Martin Nakaishi is one of six candidates for three seats on the Diamond Bar City Council in the Nov. 5 election.
Nakaishi, 46, has lived in Diamond Bar for 13 years and has worked as a federal government consultant and contractor for 25 years. He has owned several companies, including a construction company and an investment firm. His volunteer activities include coaching youth basketball in Diamond Bar and serving as a member of the PTA in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.
Born in Los Angeles to a Hispanic mother and a father of Japanese descent, Nakaishi attended Arizona State University, majoring in architecture. He is married and has four daughters, three of whom are students in the Walnut Valley USD.
Describing himself as “a dedicated citizen striving to give voice to and for all residents of the City of Diamond Bar,” he said his top three priorities are safety, revitalizing business, and family activities.
The other candidates include three incumbents: Mayor Pro Tem Ron Everett, who served as mayor in 2009; Ling-Ling Chang, who served as mayor in 2012 and is concurrently running for State Assembly; and Steve Tye, who served as mayor in 2007 and 2011. Also running are businessman Joseph Kim and Walnut Valley USD board member Nancy Lyons.