As Deputy District Attorney of San Joaquin County, Dan advocates for justice in our community each and every day. Having experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, Dan has the unique perspective of both passionately defending the safety of our community—by holding those who commit crimes accountable for their criminal actions—and also ensuring that the constitutional rights of those charged with crimes are upheld—by advocating on their behalf in court. As the first-ever Neighborhood Deputy District Attorney assigned to South San Joaquin County, Dan worked alongside Tracy Police Officers and has an intimate understanding of law enforcement needs in our community.


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:


  • Working with local law enforcement officials to make sure they have the tools necessary to protect our community.

  • Developing a HOMELESSNESS MASTER PLAN to support homeless individuals in our community through a partnership of local law enforcement, county agency services, community organizations, and faith-based groups.

  • Working with Tracy Unified School District to develop a GANG ABATEMENT PLAN to prevent gang affiliation for students who are most at risk in middle-school and high-school.

  • Expanding student access to city-supported resources to prevent child abuse, unhealthy relationships, human trafficking, and other issues that put vulnerable students at risk in our community.

  • Supporting the role of community-based organizations to provide services to at-risk youth and their families in Tracy.



After growing up in Tracy, then going to college and becoming a lawyer, Dan immediately returned home to start his own business, becoming the youngest attorney in the State of California to own and run a law practice. Dan then founded the Young Professionals of Tracy and was invited to join the Board of Directors for the Tracy Chamber of Commerce. As a former business owner, and a young business leader in the community, Dan knows that the next generation of working class people in Tracy NEED adequate CAREER options to support their households, not merely entry-level jobs.


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:

  • Encouraging a diverse range of business industries to support CAREERS in Tracy.

  • Supporting economic incentives for business to invest in our town which support head-of-household wages.

  • Supporting TRANSPORTATION ACCESS to the Bay Area and throughout the Central Valley to ease the burden commuters face who travel to jobs outside the City of Tracy.

  • Working with Tracy Unified School District, the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses to develop a CRADLE-TO-CAREER PATHWAY to ensure that there is a continuum of services, programs, and policies to support local citizens from youth to career-readiness in our community.


The City of Tracy was incorporated in 1910, but the City must build its infrastructure to be competitive as a community in the 21st-century. As a young business leader in the community, Dan has advocated for young professionals to live, work, and socialize in our City, yet there are basic needs that must be met so that new businesses can support future generations in the City of Tracy. As a law enforcement officer, Dan also knows that infrastructure, economic investment, and public safety are intrinsically related.Dan will focus on re-evaluating the distribution of the city’s resources to ensure that our community invests in targeted regions that have opportunities for enhanced public safety.


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:

  • Supporting economically-sustainable infrastructure development in the City of Tracy.

  • Developing a master plan for a FIBER-OPTICS NETWORK to support cutting-edge internet accessibility for high-tech businesses to join our community.

  • Supporting INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED REGIONS OF THE CITY, such as the neighborhoods near 6th Street and Carlton Way.

  • Supporting local, state, and federal efforts to maintain Delta-controlled water resources within San Joaquin County 



As a lawyer with experience in civil rights law, Dan was part of the legal team that exposed severe corruption and brutality in Los Angeles County jails, ultimately resulting in the conviction of L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca on felony criminal charges in 2016. Dan knows that transparency in government is NECESSARY to maintain public confidence and trust in the integrity of local government, and Dan stands on his record of FIGHTING CORRUPTION and being unafraid of opposing high-level politicians who violate the law.


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:

  • RESTORING PUBLIC CONFIDENCE AND TRUST in the integrity of the City of Tracy’s government.

  •  Passing a CODE OF ETHICS for the Tracy City Council.

  • ENFORCING PENALTIES against local elected or appointed officials for failing to abide by the Code of Ethics or failing to disclose CONFLICTS OF INTEREST while in their official capacities.



Dan grew up in the City of Tracy, but unfortunately, like many in our community, Dan’s family lost his childhood home during the Great Recession. Having grown up in a low-income household which required him to work as a janitor and housecleaner starting at the age of 13, Dan is VERY familiar with the struggles facing low-income families in the City of Tracy. Also, as the first ever “millennial” elected to office in Tracy, Dan understands how challenging the current economy has made it for many young adults and professionals to secure housing for themselves. As the prices of homes in the City of Tracy SKYROCKETS, Dan will fight to secure affordable housing for low-income and middle-class members of our community.


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:

  • Articulating the definition of “affordable housing” with a new municipal code ordinance which defines “affordable” for our community. This definition should be limited to 30% of a moderate household income.

  •  Increasing the stock of affordable housing units in the City of Tracy.

  •  Developing economic incentives for developers to build mixed-income housing.

  • Authorizing an expedited permitting process for housing projects that guarantee at least 50% affordable units.

  • Authorizing “mixed-housing” variances to permit new developments to build outside current zoning requirements if the projects guarantee at least 50% affordable units



Educational attainment in the Central Valley continues to fall behind the rest of California and it is time that students receive the support necessary to succeed in today's modern world. While 32% of the general population in California has a Bachelor's Degree or higher, only 22.2% of people in Tracy have earned the equivalent. These rates are simply unacceptable. As one of those students who was told that he "would never get accepted to college," Dan is incredibly passionate about providing educational support for underserved students in our community. Having been raised in a low-income family, Dan knows that education is the most effective way to ensure success in one's future. As he has proven while serving on the Tracy School Board, Dan will continue to fight to support student success and education in Tracy!


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:

  • Establishing a city-wide central resource for distributing information regarding scholarships to high school students.

  • Enhancing the role of the City of Tracy’s Youth Advisory Committee to be utilized as an actual ADVISORY COMMITTEE to make suggestions to the Tracy City Council.

  • Supporting a MULTI-GENERATIONAL RECREATIONAL CENTER in Tracy that serves the needs of local youth and seniors in the community with diverse programming opportunities.

  • Encouraging partnerships with community groups and non-profit organizations to provide direct educational and socio-emotional services to students.

  • Work with local and state public officials towards making a CSU San Joaquin campus a reality for our community.

  • Enhancing community partnerships, like the “Hire Me First” program with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students.


Dan believes in the philosophy of servant leadership, and he knows that true leadership requires tough decisions to be made to produce the best outcomes for all involved. The City of Tracy needs everyday citizens to be seated on the City Council to make decisions for our community. As a School Board Trustee, Dan has experience engaging the community, becoming informed on the issues, and making tough decisions. As the demographic of our community changes, millennials and young professionals—the next generation of working class citizens in our city—deserve to be represented and have their voices heard on the City Council!


As a Tracy City Councilmember, Dan will focus on:

  • Offering regular “office hours” to ensure that Dan is available to communicate with families and community members on a regular basis.

  • Ensuring that the City’s resources are distributed throughout the ENTIRE community, not simply in new residential developments.

  • Engaging different stakeholders throughout the community to ensure that all groups have a voice in the decisions that affect them.

  • Supporting the development of new business that are interesting to local students, young professionals, and middle-class community members.