On March 7, 2017, Mayor Pro Tem Corey Calaycay was elected to his fourth term as a member of the Claremont City Council (Mar. 2017- Nov. 2020). He previously served two one-year terms as Mayor of Claremont (March 2015 - March 2016 & March 2009 - March 2010).
Corey was born in Chicago. Not long, thereafter, his family moved to Claremont where he has resided for the past forty-four years. He is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. He attended the United Church of Christ Pre-School, Foothill Country Day School, and Webb School of California. He went on to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Business Administration in 1992.
In 1990, he ran his first race for Claremont City Council at age nineteen. While he did not win, he garnered a strong 2,382 votes. He ran unsuccessfully again in 1992 and 1994 before finally receiving the nod of the voters in the election of March 2005. At his installation on March 16, 2005, Councilmember Calaycay remarked that his 15-year journey to City Council brought new personal meaning for him to the old adage, "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."
Corey had been an active leader in the community in the years prior to his election. He served on the County of Los Angeles Local Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee and is Past-Chair of the City of Claremont Library Task Force, Past-President of the Friends of the Claremont Public Library, Past-Treasurer and Past-President of the Claremont Educational Foundation, and a founding member and Past-President of Active Claremont.
Corey has over ten years of experience working for the California State Legislature and has had the opportunity to serve constituents in more than thirty communities in the region around Claremont including parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties. He has worked for former Assemblyman Bob Margett (59th District), former Assemblyman Bob Pacheco (60th District), former Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (71st District), and former State Senator Bob Margett (29th District).
Mayor Pro Tem Calaycay serves as the City Council representative to both the 210 Foothill Freeway Corridor Design Joint Powers Authority and Clean Power Alliance of Southern Cailfornia. He is Chairman of the Foothill Transit Executive Board, President of the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the County of Los Angeles Public Library Commission.