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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Tracy Unified School District Elementary SchoolsCandidate for Board Member

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Dan Arriola

Deputy District Attorney
12,325 votes (21.16%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Student Success
  • Safe Schools
  • Supporting Teachers & Employees



Profession:Deputy District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney, San Joaquin County (2015–current)
Deputy District Attorney, San Joaquin County — Appointed position (2015–current)
Youth Advisory Commissioner, City of Tracy — Appointed position (2015–current)
Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Dan Tavares Arriola (2015–2015)
Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Gus Barrera (2015–2015)


USC Gould School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (2014)
UCLA Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2011)
Merrill F. West High School High School Diploma (2007)

Community Activities

Chair, Young Professionals of Tracy (2015–current)
Board of Directors, Tracy Chamber of Commerce (2015–current)
Board of Directors, One.TLC School for Homeless Children (2015–current)
Board of Directors, Jose M. Hernandez Reaching for the Stars Foundation (2015–current)


Dan Tavares Arriola grew up in the City of Tracy and is very familiar with the issues facing our local community. Unfortunately, like many in our community, Dan grew up in a poverty-stricken household and it is this experience that has fueled his ambition to support the diverse array of students in our city. Although faced with significant challenges in his own life, including having to work as a janitor and housecleaner while in high school to help support himself and his family, Dan was able to overcome these obstacles and succeed in his academic and professional endeavors. After Dan graduated from Merrill F. West High School in 2007, Dan continued to pursue his education and graduated as the Political Science Valedictorian of UCLA in 2011 & as the Student Body President of USC Law in 2014.

After passing the California Bar Exam, Dan launched his own criminal defense law practice and became one of the youngest attorneys in the State of California to own and run a solo law practice. Later, Dan was offered and eagerly accepted a position as Deputy District Attorney of San Joaquin County. Today, Dan prosecutes individuals who commit crimes in our community as a Deputy District Attorney.    

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • T.U.S.D. Trustee Walter Gouveia

Organizations (6)

  • Truman Club of San Joaquin County
  • Young Democrats of San Joaquin County
  • Democratic Club of Tracy
  • San Joaquin County Democratic Party
  • San Joaquin Calaveras Cos. Central Labor Council
  • California School Employees Association, Chapter 98 - Tracy

Elected Officials (3)

  • Assemblymember Susan Eggman
  • Supervisor Moses Zapien
  • S.U.S.D. Trustee Andrea Burrise

Individuals (3)

  • Commissioner Virginia Madueno
  • Commissioner Linda Jiminez
  • Commissioner Rhodesia Ransom

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


(1) Student Success

(2) Safe Schools

(3) Supporting Teachers & Employees

(4) Family & Community Engagement

(5) College & Vocational Preparation

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