Moses Zapien — chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and candidate for the 3rd Supervisorial District representing Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue, Lathrop and parts of Stockton — has been endorsed by the Manteca Police Officers Association.
Zapien was recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the board and then unanimously elected chairman by fellow supervisors. Zapien previously served on the Stockton City Council where he was a strong advocate for police officers supporting community-oriented policing policies, crime prevention programs for your people, the adoption of police officer body cameras and the Shot Spotter program that pinpointed gunfire in high crime neighborhoods. Most recently, Moses served as Deputy District Attorney in the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases involving drunk and drugged driving, battery, elder and child abuse.
Moses was originally elected to the Stockton City Council in 2012 and has been a vocal advocate for quality of life issues like crime reduction and promoting economic development. In addition, Moses has worked on regional issues on the San Joaquin Council of Governments (COG), such as addressing transportation, farmland preservation and sustainability, land use, and housing.
Born and raised in Stockton, Moses attended the University of the Pacific and the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, he joined his family’s denture manufacturing business in Stockton. He went on to earn his law degree from the Laurence Drivon School of Law.