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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of ArtesiaCandidate for City Council

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Victor Manalo

Councilmember, City of Artesia
1,575 votes (18.26%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety: stabilize budget to maintain current patrol levels and to increase patrols when necessary; increase number of neighborhood watch groups
  • Infrastructure and Property Maintenance: Refurbish streets and sidewalks and strengthen and enforce tougher property maintenance standards.
  • Transit-Oriented Development: Engage community to develop a plan to renovate downtown Artesia around the Metro light rail station.



Profession:Councilmember; University Professor
Councilmember, City of Artesia — Elected position (2007–current)


University of Southern California Ph.D., Social Work (2001)
California State University, Long Beach MSW, Social Work (1993)
Marquette University B.A., Social Work (1985)


I was first elected to the Artesia City Council in 2007, and I am asking for your support again in November 2018. I am a retired Associate Professor from the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles.  I graduated with my B.A. in Social Work from Marquette University, went on to achieve a Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach, and, eventually, I completed my formal education by earning a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Southern California.  

I have dedicated my life to serving the community as a professional social worker, as an active parishioner at Holy Family Church, and as a City Councilman. I pride myself in keeping local government non-partisan, while advocating for inclusive social policy and recognizing the need for balanced budgets and responsible spending.  

As Mayor of Artesia in 2010-11, I held quarterly town hall meetings to identify what issues Artesians really cared about.  We need to get back to better dialogue with the community. My ultimate goal is a community that is highly engaged in the city’s governance.

I have lived in Artesia since 1993 with my wife and our three children, who have all received their education here in the ABC Unified School District.  By balancing my obligations as a husband, father, professor, and City Councilman, I am dedicated to engaging the residents of Artesia, demonstrating to them how important it is to be active in local government, and helping them to understand how local government influences the lives of each and every one of us.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Organizations (2)

  • Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014
  • National Association of Social Workers California Poliltical Action for Candidare Election

Elected Officials (3)

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • US Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
  • California Board of Equalization Vice-Chair Fiona Ma

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