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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de Daly CityCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Ray Buenaventura

Councilmember / Attorney
17,671 votos (32.08%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • PUBLIC SAFETY-Your safety has always been a top priority for me. I want to make sure Daly City continues to be a safe. I voted against the closure of Engine 95 & against the outsourcing of 911 calls. When it comes to safety, I will not compromise.
  • SETON HOSPITAL-I will continue the fight to keep Seton Hospital open It's personal to me. Like you, it’s a hospital we depend on. I will lead and resist any attempt to turn it anything but a full service hospital. Endorsed by NUHW.
  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING-I voted for more affordable housing in Daly City. We can do better. I support teacher housing, workforce housing, veterans housing, and projects like Habitat for Humanity.



Attorney, Self (1993–current)
Councilmember, Daly City Council — Cargo elegido (2011–current)
Vice Mayor, City of Daly City — Cargo elegido (2018–current)
Mayor, City of Daly City — Cargo elegido (2015–2015)
Professor of Law, Lincoln Law School of San Jose (2011–2013)
Executive Director of Peer Court Program, Lincoln Law School (2012–2013)
Mayor, City of Daly City — Cargo elegido (2013–2013)
Library Commissioner, City of Daly City — Cargo designado (2006–2011)


Whittier College School of Law J.D., Law (1992)
UC Berkeley B.A., Legal Studies (1988)

Actividades comunitarias

Volunteer Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of San Francisco Bar Association (2016–current)
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Bay Area Knights of Columbus for Developmentally Disabled Children (2010–2014)
Volunteer Attorney, Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter (2006–2011)
Volunteer Attorney, US Center for Immigrant & Refugee Children (2002–2002)
Volunteer Attorney, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (2001–2001)


I was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States when I was 9 years old. My father was a banker and sought an assignment in the United States in order to provide better opportunities for our family. My father was a hard worker and believed in the value of an education. He instilled in me from the very beginning the need to study hard, obtain a good education, and be responsible for providing for one’s family. My mother was a stay at home mom who enjoyed raising our family.  My wife (Cathy) is a court reporter who I met while working in the courthouse. Cathy used to run the North Peninsula Emergency Food Pantry in Daly City.  We have a 16-year-old son named Max. He's also involved in the community as he often plays the piano for the seniors at the Doelger Senior Center.  My family is my life. I make it a point to spend every spare moment with them. I most especially enjoy seeing my son growing up and parenting him along the way.  As an attorney, I offer my experience as a trial lawyer for over 20 years. I conducted numerous trials. The courtroom has been like a second home to me. It has been the place I go to nearly every day of my professional life.

As a Law Professor, I offered my ability to teach and engage with people. I have extensive knowledge and experience with the Rules of Evidence, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. I have demonstrated an ability to explain, discuss, and analyze the law. I teach my students in a manner that encourages them to comment and ask questions. I am at my best when I have enabled the shyest of students to participate. In addition to teaching students, I have taught seminars to attorneys on “Technology in the Courtroom” for the San Mateo County Bar Association and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

As the founding Director of the Peer Court Program, I helped launch the first Peer Court Program in Santa Clara County, offering youth offenders a second chance. I worked closely with various government agencies to make it a success, including the Santa Clara Bench, Probation Department and Board of Supervisors. In addition, I initiated a training program to help the Peer Court participants become advocates in Peer Court.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • San Mateo Labor Council
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Organizaciónes (13)

  • Carpenters Union Local 217
  • San Mateo Building Trades Association
  • IBEW Local 617
  • Daly City Firefighters Association
  • Daly City Police Officers Association
  • Teamsters
  • California Apartments Association (CAA)
  • San Mateo County Real Estate Association (SAMCAR)
  • Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC)
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • National Union of Hospital Workers (NUHW)
  • San Mateo Democratic Party

Funcionarios electos (22)

  • Pradeep Gupta, Councilmember of South San Francisco
  • Kirsten Keith, Mayor of Menlo Park
  • John C. Baker, South San Francisco School Board
  • Gina Papan, Mayor of Millbrae
  • Tony Zidich, Former Treasurer of Daly City
  • Wayne Lee, Councilmember of Mllbrae
  • Don Horsley, San Mateo County Supervisor
  • Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor
  • Marie Brizuela, Jefferson Elementary School Board
  • Manufou Liaga-Anoai, Jefferson Elementary School Board
  • Clayton Koo, Jefferson Elementary School Board
  • Tom Nuris, Jefferson Unified High School District Board
  • Adrienne Tissier, Former Mayor, City of Daly City
  • Sal Torres, Former Mayor, City of Daly City
  • Glenn Sylvester, Councilmember, City of Daly City
  • Juan Raygoza, San Mateo County Controller
  • Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County Sheriff
  • Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor
  • David Canepa, San Mateo County Supervisor
  • Mayor Juslyn Manalo, City of Daly City
  • Phil Ting, Assemblymember
  • Scott Wiener, Senator, State Senate

Individuos (22)

  • Arlene Daus-Magbual, Commissioner, Arts & Culture Commission, City of Daly City
  • Beth Espinda, Commissioner, Arts & Culture Commission, City of Daly City
  • Nancy Rodriguez, Chair of Arts & Culture Commission, City of Daly City
  • Marico Enriquez, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, San Mateo County
  • Walter Batara, Commissioner on Aging, San Mateo County
  • Nadia Flamenco, Recreation Commission, City of Daly City
  • Luis Landos, Recreation Commission, City of Daly City
  • Jack Pastor, Chair, Recreation Commission, City of Daly City
  • Marian Mann
  • Brian Galli, President, Daly City Dolphins
  • Del Shembari, San Bruno Mountain Watch
  • Marc Santamaria, Personnel Commission, City of Daly City
  • Gary Pacheco, Personnel Commission, City of Daly City
  • Perla Ibarrientos, Personnel Commission, City of Daly City
  • Marcel Balmeo, Library Board of Trustees
  • Angela Logarta, Vice-Chair, Library Board of Trustees
  • Trisha DeVera, Chair, Libary Board of Trustees
  • Teresa Proano, Planning Commissioner, City of Daly City
  • Howard Edelman, Planning Commissioner, City of Daly City
  • Rod Daus-Magbual, Vice-Chair, Planning Commission
  • Pam DiGiovanni, Chair, Planning Commissioner, City of Daly City
  • Ray Satorre, Planning Commissioner, City of Daly City

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

As the former Mayor of the largest city in San Mateo County, I offer a broad range of experience in government. I offer a leadership style that is built on consensus building and trust. In addition to just plain hard work, I believe in the importance of relationships and the need to be vigilant in maintaining such relationships. More importantly, I believe in transparency in government and the need to lead by example.  As a Community Servant, I offer a unique perspective on the pulse of the community. By being intimately involved in the community, I am able to see, feel, and hear that which matters most to people. I believe that were it not for my involvement in the community, I would not have had a life filled with such meaning and purpose. Community is what sustains me.  I have exhibited leadership qualities in my profession and community service. Success has come not because of any natural ability, but the result of hard work, building relationships and treating people fairly. Although I may be among the first to volunteer to take the lead on a project or issue, I am never one to insist on attaching any credit to my name. I am more interested in getting things done. Finally, I believe in the importance of giving everyone a full and fair opportunity to be heard. I try to be inclusive of everyone’s viewpoint.

Videos (5)

— September 22, 2018 Committee to Re-Elect Ray Buenaventura for Daly City Council 2018

Voted Against Closure of Engine 95

Voted Against Outsourcing 911 Police Dispatch

Brought First Gun Buy Back Program to Daly City

— September 21, 2018 Committee to Re-Elect Ray Buenaventura for Daly City Council 2018

The story of saving a small business in Daly City, the Westlake Coffee Shop.  

— September 21, 2018 Committee to Re-Elect Ray Buenaventura for Daly City Council 2018

Daly City Dunes Hike and my commitment to preserving and protecting open space. 

— September 21, 2018 Committee to Re-Elect Ray Buenaventura for Daly City Council 2018

Video of my son Max playing piano for the seniors at the Doelger Senior Center. 

— September 22, 2018 Committee to Re-Elect Ray Buenaventura for Daly City Council 2018

Fighting to Save Seton Hospital

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