Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC)


Shiva Farivar
Candidate Irvine City Council

"She is bright, creative, and committed to serving the best interests of all Irvine citizens and that's why she has my full support." This was the ringing endorsement of Shiva Farivar by two-time mayor and current City of Irvine council member Beth Krom on May 28th.

Farivar has been a resident of Irvine, California for the past 15 years. Having immigrated to the United States in 1978 to pursue her studies, she settled in Irvine in 1994 after receiving her master's degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Farivar entered public service in 2005 when she became executive assistant to then Mayor of Irvine, Beth Krom, serving mainly as the community liaison to educational institutions. In 2007, she was appointed to serve on the Irvine Community Services Commission. Farivar currently serves as the Chair of the commission.

Through her work with Mayor Krom and her experience on the Community Services Commission, Farivar has gained valuable insight into local government and what it takes to build, support and sustain community resources in a diverse and growing city. Her decision to run for City Council reflects her interest in ensuring a bright future for the City of Irvine.

According to Farivar, the most important issues facing Irvine today include public safety, energy conservation, excellence in education, and maintaining a balance between growth and a sense of community. She looks forward to the opportunity to represent the citizens of Irvine, by listening to their concerns and viewpoints, and by working with them to make the city an even better place to live.

Click here to learn more about Shiva Farivar’s campaign.


Background Information

Occupation: Chair, Irvine Community Services Commission
Prev. Occupation: Banker
Residence: Irvine, CA
Education: MA, German Literature, UC Irvine; BA, Political Science & German Literature, UC San Diego