Campaign Videos

Reflecting On Irvine's Past to Shape Its Dynamic Future

It's Time to Protect Our Home

It's Time We Take Back Our City

"I helped put Mayor Khan into office... Now I’m voting for Branda Lin."

Shade in Our Parks & Sunshine at City Hall

OC Power Authority Needs New Leadership


The Korea Times candidate introduction

The Korea Daily candidate introduction

Sing Tao Daily candidate introduction

The Vine Candidate Close Up

Interview with Korea Daily

Interview with Korea Daily regarding why I ran, how I plan to change Irvine, and why we need a new Mayor!

Irvine Watchdog article on the Irvine Mayoral candidates

World Journal Article highlighting the “Meet the Irvine Candidates Forum”

Advocate for Good Government

July 10, 2018 - Branda rebuked the City Council for censoring members of the public on social media and stated it was a violation of the First Amendment.

June 25, 2019 - Branda requested fiscal transparency from the Irvine Community Land Trust. The ICLT was not providing line item details as they had done in the past. This made it difficult to know where and how their money was being spent. 

April 26, 2022 - Branda advocated for more sound mitigation measures for the Great Park amphitheatre due to resident noise complaints. She also advocated for Great Park resident involvement in finding a permanent location for the amphitheatre.

May 24, 2022 - Branda addressed dishonest campaign tactics, including anonymous mailers and a fake public comment made in her name.

May 24, 2022 - Branda challenged the City Council's decision to appointment 15 members to the newly created Great Park Task Force. She expressed concerns about the Task Force being politicized.

June 11, 2019 - Branda advocated for more shade structures in our playgrounds and parks using available capital improvement funds.

Community Organizer

Branda founded the Smiles Project Irvine during COVID-19. It was a community card-making project for homebound seniors, healthcare workers, and Irvine's public school teachers. It caught the attention of the local news channel!

Resident Expert on Municipal Issues

April 6, 2021 – Branda Lin discusses the formation of Irvine Watchdog, the organization, and following campaign money, which can be heard HERE starting at the 31:41 minute mark.

April 13, 2021 – Part 2 discusses All American Asphalt, the Great Park Advisory Committee, and the need for public benefits in Irvine. Listen HERE starting at the 29:30 minute mark.

April 27, 2021 – Branda Lin discusses the City Council resolution on anti-Asian hate and the Council’s proposals to expend $53 million from the American Rescue Plan Act.

May 25, 2021 – (Starting at 37:16), Joshua Block of Associated Students of UCI and Branda Lin of Irvine Watchdog, discuss the benefits of district elections for the City of Irvine.

March 22, 2022 – Irvine Watchdog members Branda Lin and Richard Green discuss persistent erosions in transparency and accountability in how the City Council conducts business.

April 5, 2022 – (Starting at 41:27), Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, discusses the Orange County Power Authority. Commercial customers were automatically switched from Southern California Edison on April 1st. Residential customers will be automatically switched on October 1st. 

September 20, 2022 – (Starting at 35:13), Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, this time dons her candidate hat, in her bid to run for Mayor of Irvine. She is one of 4 candidates challenging the incumbent mayor. Want to Know Why Branda Decided to Run for Mayor?