Jose Nuno — housing advocate and Manteca Planning Commission member — is now an official candidate for the Manteca City Council.
Nuno is seeking one of the two council seats that are up for election on Nov. 6.
“I am running because I believe Manteca needs a new generation of leadership to help us reach our full potential so all our residents can thrive,” Nuno said. “I love this community and want to make it even better. It has been my honor to serve on the Manteca Planning Commission over the past seven years where I have learned about our city’s processes and how to affect sustainable growth. I look forward to bringing my expertise on housing issues to City Hall to help ensure all our residents have access to safe, clean, affordable housing options.”
He has earned the endorsements of the Manteca Police Officers Association, the Manteca Firefighters Association, the Lathrop-Manteca Firefighters, Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, Manteca Vice Mayor Debby Moorhead, Manteca City Councilman Gary Singh, former Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion, former Manteca Mayors Willie Weatherford and Jack Snyder and Senior Advocate Joanne Jamerson among many others.
Nuno graduated from Oakdale High School in 1994. He headed to college but soon decided to become an Army Reservist and work with the Modesto Police Department. He served in the Army for eight years and was honorably discharged as a Communications Specialist.
Nuno became the first member of his family to graduate from college, California State University Stanislaus, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from the same institution.
In 2005, Nuno began his career with Visionary Home Builders of California, a non-profit affordable housing developer and HUD-approved housing counseling agency. He has worked for VHB for more than 13 years and has directly overseen numerous single and multi-family development projects covering all phases of acquisition, financing, rehabilitation, lease-up and operations. Jose has also overseen homebuyer education/certification for first-time homebuyers, foreclosure counseling and a Rent-to-Own program.
Currently, Nuno oversees the agency’s homeownership programs and services which include VHB’s $150 million real estate portfolio located within five counties. He assures that the properties are operating with the agency’s mission in mind to create and advocate for healthy, vibrant, safe communities through the development of affordable housing and educational opportunities for families, seniors, and individuals of low and moderate income.
Nuno was appointed to the Manteca Planning Commission in 2011, serving as its chair in 2015. In addition, Nuno is actively involved in many local and regional organizations. He has been a member of and served on numerous boards and committees, including: Manteca Rotary International, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), League of United Latin American Citizens, Housing California, The Great Valley Center’s Institute for the Development of Emerging Area Leaders, CSU Stanislaus — Stockton Center Advisory Committee, Leadership Stockton Alumni Association, City of Stockton Mayor’s Task Force on Persons with Disabilities and the California Coalition for Rural Housing Internship Program.
Nuno and his wife, Gabriela, have been married for 12 years and have two young children.