Manteca City Councilman Mike Morowit has submitted his official re-election paperwork with the City Clerk to place his name on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.
He is competing for one of two seats up for grads.
Morowit is seeking his second term on the Council receiving the most votes in his initial 2014 election. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the owner of Miner Mart for over 20 years. He previously served as a Manteca Planning Commissioner and on the Measure M, Public Safety Oversight Committee.
“I am proud of the progress Manteca has made over the past four years,” Morowit said. “ We have hired more police officers and firefighters, attracted family wage jobs, improved our roads and streets and balanced our budget while protecting taxpayer dollars. We are now building a new fire station and approved projects that will bring large employers to our community. We have accomplished all of this while maintaining planned and sustainable growth. Manteca is strong and I look forward to being part of its exciting future.”
Morowit has earned the endorsement of the Manteca Police Officers and Firefighters Associations, Congressman Jeff Denham, Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum and current City Council members Debby Moorhead, Gary Singh, Rich Silverman, the San Joaquin County Supervisors that represent Manteca, former Mayors Willie Weatherford and Jack Snyder, retired Police Chiefs Nick Obligacion and Charlie Halford, Bill Barnhart, Joanne Jamerson and many others.
Morowit currently serves on the Manteca Unified School District 2 x 2 Common Goals Committee, as a member of the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the Senior Center Breakfast Crew and the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA). He is also active in a number of professional clubs and associations including the Manteca Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce and the Manteca Children’s Foundation.
Morowitand his wife, Georgette, have been together for over 10 years. Between them, they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.