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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of Daly CityCandidate for City Council

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Juslyn Manalo

Community Engagement Associate
13,651 votes (29.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restoring Public Safety: Fire and Police. We should never compromise public safety in our neighborhoods, schools and community
  • Creating Affordable Housing Opportunities for Families and Seniors. A comprehensive approach to solving the affordable housing crisis is needed and I want ensure this is one of my priorities.
  • Enhancing Services for Seniors and Investing in Youth Development Opportunities by partnering with our local public schools * Finding creative and innovative solutions to build our local economy while sustaining our environment



Profession:Community Engagement Associate, Daly City Personnel Board Commissioner, Chair of SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee
Community Engagement Associate, Forest City (2014–current)
Chairwoman, SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Personnel Board Commissioner, City of Daly City Personnel Board — Appointed position (2016–current)
Housing Program Coordinator, Veterans Equity Center (2010–2014)
Community Service Worker, Veterans Equity Center (2002–2010)


School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement :San Francisco State University Master of Public Administrartion (M.P.A) , Emphasis: Public Management (2014)

Community Activities

Board Member, Senior Disability Action (2015–current)
Board Member, South of Market Business Association (2016–current)
Member, Filipino American Democratic Club of San Mateo (2015–current)
Founder , Student Action for Veterans Equity (2001–2011)


Juslyn Manalo was raised in Daly City since she was 8 years old, and has deep roots in serving the community from a young age. Being raised in the multi-ethnic city of Daly City has given Manalo a deep appreciation for diversity. Early in her career, she became a Community Service Worker providing direct service to the Filipino World War II Veterans. Juslyn also managed the Bill Sorro Housing Program (BiSHoP), a program that helped low to moderate income families, find, defend and sustain their housing. Currently, she is a Community Engagement Associate, building partnerships to create community development opportunities such as affordable housing, jobs, open space, and youth development.

Manalo serves proudly as an appointed Personnel Board Commissioner for the city of Daly City, and is chairwoman for the SamTrans Citizen Advisory Committee ensuring that local community voice is represented. She is also on the board of Senior & Disability Action, an organization that fights for policy locally and on the state level.     

Manalo earned her Masters of Public Administration, from San Francisco State University's School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. She has also attained a Bachelor of Arts, in Asian-American Studies and a Minor in Women Studies from San Francisco State University.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Assemblymember ProTem Kevin Mullin
  • State Senator Mark Leno

Organizations (16)

  • San Mateo County Central Labor Council
  • Westmoor Highschool Democrats
  • San Mateo County Building Trades Council
  • Carpenters Local 217 San Mateo
  • Friends of the Filipino American Community PAC
  • Local 2 Unite Here
  • Plumbers, Steamfitters and Refrigeration Fitters Local 467
  • American Federation of State, County,and Municipal Employees, Local 829
  • California Federation of Teachers & AFT Local 3267 Jefferson Elementary Federation of Teachers
  • Teamsters 856
  • Peninsula Young Democrats
  • Sheetmetal Workers 104
  • Daly City Police Officers Association
  • Daly City Firefighters Local 1879
  • North Peninsula Democratic Club
  • National United Healthcareworkers

Elected Officials (6)

  • Daly City Mayor Sal Torres
  • Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa
  • Daly City Councilmember Ray Buenaventura
  • Daly City Jefferson Elementary School District Board Member Marie Brizuela
  • Daly City Jefferson Elementary School District Board Member Clayton Koo
  • Daly City Jefferson Elementary School District Board Member Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'i

Videos (1)

— November 1, 2016 Juslyn Manalo for Daly City Council 2016

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