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City of ClovisCandidate for City Council

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Drew M. Bessinger

Councilmember/Police Chief
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keeping Clovis the safest community in the Central Valley
  • Helping to make Clovis a destination for business and good paying jobs.
  • Making sure that our older neighborhoods don't get left behind as we grow.



California State University - Fresno BA, Public Administration (1995)


Public service has been my calling for the last 4 decades, and protecting the “Clovis Way of Life” has been my mission and my passion for more than 3 decades.  I am seeking reelection to you Clovis City Council this March 5, 2019.

As a resident of Clovis for over 35 years, a retired Clovis Police Captain, and interim Police Chief for the Parlier, Kingsburg, Fowler and Atwater Police Departments, I have the experience and skills needed resolve the tough issues we face as a community.

Smart and controlled growth, fostering community confidence as we continue to rebuilding our public safety services, revitalization of our older neighborhoods and commercial districts, all the while balancing our city budget, are my main goals.

My proven record of public service and experience has earned me the endorsements from business, community and public safety leaders like former Clovis Police Chiefs Janet Davis, Robert Keyes, Joe Maskovich and Jerry Galvin, and Sheriff Margaret Mims and former Fresno Sheriff Steve Magarian.  I have also been endorsed by the Clovis Police Officers and Clovis Firefighter Associations.

I am an Honorably Discharged US Army veteran, and a graduate of Fresno State University with a BA in Public Administration.  

Clovis is a great place to live and raise a family, together we can keep it that way!

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