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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Supervisor, Supervisorial District 5 — San Mateo County

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About this office

Supervisors implement and refine local applications of state laws and public policy, and supervise the official conduct of public officers in the county.
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David Canepa

Born at Seton Hospital and raised...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Maintaining housing families can afford.
  2. Make investments in our public schools that will prepare...
  3. Improve local parks so we can make San Mateo County...
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  3. Improving transportation & health living
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Daly City Vice Mayor
27,837 votes (64%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintaining housing families can afford.
  • Make investments in our public schools that will prepare kids for the 21st- century economy.
  • Improve local parks so we can make San Mateo County more family- friendly.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Born at Seton Hospital and raised in San Mateo County.

Candidate Contact Info

Email david@davidcanepa.com
Councilmember / Teacher
15,647 votes (36%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Balancing the budget, local job creation and promoting economic development
  • Maintaining quality public safety services & investing in seniors & youth
  • Improving transportation & health living

Experience

Experience

Profession:Lawyer,
Attorney at Lawyer, self (1999–current)
Daly City Councilmen, City of Daly City — Elected position (1993–current)
Mayor of Daly City, City of Daly City — Elected position (2006–2007)
Mayor of Daly City, City of Daly City — Elected position (2002–2003)
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, City & County of San Francisco (1990–1999)
Mayor of Daly City, City of Daly City — Elected position (1998–1999)
Mayor of Daly City, City of Daly City — Elected position (1996–1997)

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law Juris D. 1989, Juris Doctor (1989)
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, History (1985)

Community Activities

Member, Bar Association of San Francisco (1989–current)
Board Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (2000–current)
Member, California Trial Lawyers Association (1999–current)
Member, Daly City/Colma Democratic Club (1995–current)
Board Chair, Asian American Recovery Service San Francisco (1992–1994)

Biography

As a seasoned veteran of the Daly City City Council where I have served as a councilmember for 22 consecutive years and have been the Mayor five times, I have the experience and institutional knowledge to ensure that the cities of San Mateo County District 5 ( Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, and parts of South San Francisco & San Bruno ) and our residents continue to prosper.

I grew up in Daly City , and I am a proud graduate of our local public schools. Following my graduation from Westmoor High School, I earned my bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles(UCLA)
in History and my Law Degree from the University of San Francisco.

I was the first Filipino American to be elected to the Daly City Council in 1993, and continue to serve my city up to today.

As a dedicated councilmember I have addressed many issues of concern for Daly City residents such as balancing the budget, promoting economic development and local job creation, maintaining quality public safety services, investing in city services for our seniors and youth, and improving transportation systems throughout Daly City, and I plan to do the same for San Mateo County District 5.

With broad community support from you and many stakeholders, I have helped Daly City's vision for the renovation of Westlake Plaza, the Skyline & 
Saint Francis commercial centers as well as our youth and senior community centers. I continue to advocate for improvements to our streets, lighting, landscaping, parks and signs as well as the ongoing improvement to Mission Street and a completed Pacific Plaza project.

Professionally, I maintain my own law practice in Daly City and work as a substitute teacher and an assistant wrestling coach for Archbishop Riordan Highschool in San Francisco. Most recently, I was commissioned as a 
2nd Lieutenant in the California State Military Reserve where I work to support the emergency response mission of the California Guard.

Over my years of service, I have paved the way for other Filipinos & Asian Pacific Islanders to be appointed and elected to various local government offices. 

I want to continue to serve and do the important work for our communities as your Supervisor to help District 5 remain a great place to live, work and play.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Former Mayor of Union City - Jim Navarro
  • Former Mayor of Milpitas - Henry Manayan
  • Fil-Am Community Leader - Alice Bulos

Organizations (2)

  • Philippine News - Francis Espiritu
  • Manila Mail - Thez Santos

Individuals (14)

  • Jefferson Union High School District-President- Rosie Tejda
  • California State Treasurer - John Chiang
  • Jefferson Union High School District Trustee Andrew Lie
  • Chinese American Democratic Club - Wilson Chu
  • Chinese American Democratic Club - Lawrence Yee
  • Jefferson Union High School District Clerk Kajimah Salahuddin
  • Jefferson Union High School District VP Nick Occhipinti
  • San Mateo County Board of Education- Rod Hsiao
  • SF Board of Education Commissioner-Hydra Mendoza
  • San Francisco Public Defender - Jeff Adachi
  • California State Assemblymen - Rob Bonta
  • California Controller- Betty Yee
  • California State Assemblymen - David Chiu
  • California State Assemblymen - Evan Low

Videos (1)

The Game - 229 - Candidates for the San Mateo Board of Supervisors Forum - 5th District 

Candidate Contact Info

Email mikeguingona@gmail.com
Email Guingona4smSupe@gmail.com

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