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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of American CanyonCandidate for City Council

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Mark Joseph

City Councilmember
3,344 votes (30.41%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Deal with traffic by building parallel roads on the west (Devlin) and east (Newell) sides of Highway 29, as well as improvements on 29 (signal synchronization and intersection improvements)
  • Grow our economy and not our taxes! Generate more local jobs, goods & services, and revenues to address service needs like park and street repairs.
  • Adopt fiscal policies that will help the Council meet its fiduciary responsibilities to the public and protect us against the next economic recession.



Profession:Retired Finance Director & City Manager
Council member, City of American Canyon — Elected position (2010–current)
President/Treasurer/Board member, American Canyon Arts Foundation — Appointed position (1998–current)
Board of Directors, Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Treasurer, Arts Council Napa Valley — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Financial Services Manager, City of Suisun City (2007–2012)
City Manager, City of American Canyon (1997–2006)
Finance Director, City of American Canyon (1993–1997)
Administrative Services Director, City of Atascadero (1987–1993)
Senior Management Analyst, City of Fresno (1978–1987)


California State University, Fresno BA Degree, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Public Administration (1977)

Community Activities

President/Treasurer/Board member, American Canyon Arts Foundation (1998–current)
Charter Member, Kiwanis Club of American Canyon (2003–current)
Logistics Chair, Relay For Life - American Canyon (2006–2017)


American Canyon has been home for Cheryl and I for 25 years. I served as the City's Finance Director and City Manager, and now, for the last 8 years, as a member of your City Council. I care deeply about this community and its success. I am grateful for your support in the past and, with your vote on November 6, 2018, I look forward to serving you another four years.

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Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Congressman Mike Thompson

Organizations (3)

  • Napa-Solano Central Labor Council
  • Napa County Democratic Central Committee
  • Firefighters Association of American Canyon

Elected Officials (5)

  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Assembly member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
  • Supervisor Belia Ramos
  • Council member Mariam Aboudamous
  • Council member David Oro

Individuals (4)

  • Anthony Quicho, Jojo Maglalang, Eduardo Datiles
  • Janelle Sellick, Joy Hilton, Karina Servente
  • Fran Lemos, Ben Anderson, Beth Marcus
  • Barry Christian, Sindy Biederman, Patti Krueger, Joe Schunk

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