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Cushman plans online town hall
Live Facebook forum Friday first for Manteca council race
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Manteca City Council candidate David Cushman will be hosting an online live video chat on Facebook, which will take place on Friday, July 29, beginning at 1 p.m.
This will be the first-ever live video stream undertaken in a Manteca City Council election.
“I want to connect with the residents of Manteca, and there is no better way to reach more folks than by harnessing the power of technology,” Cushman said.
“I think it’s incredibly important for the voters to hear directly from the candidates seeking to represent them, and I am so excited to have this opportunity to hear directly from them as well,” Cushman remarked.
The event will take the format of an online town hall. Cushman will speak briefly on how his experiences have inspired him to run for City Council, and will take questions from residents who tune in. Individuals can send in questions during the video real-time, or questions can be emailed to
In order to view the video chat, go online to David Cushman’s Facebook page. The address is
Cushman is a lifelong resident of Manteca. He graduated from Manteca High School in 2010. Cushman earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from CSU Stanislaus in 2015. He has volunteered with the Manteca Historical Society and his church, Cornerstone Community Church. He is currently the chairman of the Manteca Tea Party Patriots, a local conservative political group. He and his wife Genevie reside in Manteca.
Cushman is one of eight people so far to take out nomination papers to run for two Manteca City Council seats in the Nov. 8 election. The others  are Ben Cantu, Marcus Davenport, Eric Hayes, Gregory Pitsch, Debbie Moorhead, Gary Singh, and Jeffrey Zellner.
Cushman plans to turn in his completed nomination papers today.
Nomination papers must be filed by Friday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.