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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of MantecaCandidate for City Council

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David Cushman

Culinary Worker
3,442 votes (8.84%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bring more affordable housing options to Manteca
  • Revitalize Downtown and small businesses throughout our city
  • Supporting term limits for the Mayor and City Council



Profession:Culinary Worker
Chef/Assistant Manager Training, Panda Express (2012–current)
Alternate Member, San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee — Appointed position (2016–current)


California State University, Stanislaus Bachelor's Degree, Political Science (2015)

Community Activities

Chairman/President, Manteca Tea Party Patriots (2011–current)
Member, Manteca Noon Kiwanis (2016–current)
Volunteer, Helping Hands, Cornerstone Community Church (2002–current)
Docent, Manteca Historical Society (2008–2009)


I have lived and grown up in Manteca my entire life. I've attended elementary and high school in Manteca, and graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. My parents and grandparents owned and operated a small business in Manteca for many years, and I had the privilege of spending my childhood growing up in this environment around family and friends in the community. Manteca has been my home for my whole life, and I want to make Manteca my home for the rest of my life as I want to raise my future family here. I know what our city needs and I know what the next generation of residents in Manteca needs, and I will do everything I can to secure a bright future for our community.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a conservative. I am a strong believer in individual freedom, fiscal responsibilty, and support for our small businesses. I believe our city can be free and prosperous when our government gets out of the way and lets our citizens be free to pursue their own destiny. As a Councilman, I will get government off the backs of our people and our businesses so they can thrive and prosper.

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David Cushman for City Council — October 17, 2016 David Cushman for City Council

David Cushman, a new generation of leadership for Manteca. If you feel left out or disenfranchised by our government, I will be your voice. I would be honored if I could earn your support on November 8th.

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