After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Frazier taught in Hayward, San Leandro, and Oakland for 20 years. Frazier also wrote for The Morning News, a local newspaper, during the 1960s.
In the mid-1950s, Frazier and Harriet Engberg formed the Civic Information and Education Group (CIEG) to encourage women to get involved in city government and run for office.
During the 1960s and 1970, Frazier helped coordinate campaigns with campaign consultants Dave Hauser and Jim Zeno. In 1962, Frazier was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees, where she served until she was elected to the City Council in 1974.
Among her other civic activities:
Frazier remained active in politics into her 80s, attending the Hayward Demos Fall Fundraiser and endorsing Pauline Cutter for City Council and Measure Z. Her legacy was honored when her name was submitted as a candidate for the name of the new San Leandro High School ninth grade campus.
Funeral services have not yet been released.
Editor's Note: Much of the information in this article comes from former San Leandro Mayor Shelia Young, who wrote a short biography of Faith Frazier.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 24, 2011 2:04 AM | TrackBack