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City of LodiCandidate for Council Member, Council District 5

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Hector Madrigal

Student / Service Worker
1,020 votes (19.58%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Voter representation by enabling citizens of Lodi to elect the Mayor, and enacting term limits for City Council Members and the Mayor.
  • Criminal justice reform by bringing in social workers, nurses, and counselors to take some of the work off our police force
  • Homelessness solutions, supporting our Tiny Homes Project and wrap-around services at Salvation Army and Grace and Mercy Charitable Foundation. Long-term goal is a Day Center



California State University Sacramento Political Science (current)


Hector Madrigal was brought up in Lodi from the age of 9, and since then he has been integrated in this community.

He studied at public schools here in town, graduating from Liberty High in 2005. His very first job was delivering newspapers for the Lodi News Sentinel before attending middle school. As a young adult, he participated in Youth Group activities with St. Anne’s Church where he discussed faith with people of various backgrounds.

After high school, Hector continued his studies at San Joaquin Delta College. His original goal was to become a teacher to support public education, but he altered his plans to government and law in order to have a more integral role in supporting the community and highlighting the ideas that will progress our society.

While in college, he founded The Olive Branch, a politics and news channel where he discussed both national and local issues, and even broke a news story on the Stockton primary election while interning with Stockton’s Mayor Michael Tubbs. And together with the FACCC, students from Delta College’s Political Science Department advocated for additional funding to California’s Community Colleges.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic closed all schools during Hector’s final semester at Delta College. The poor response to the virus by all levels of Government was what urged him to run for City Council here and now.

To this day Hector is working alongside those from our community to create solutions to local problems. Members of the Delta College Politics, Law, and Society Club continue making informative videos on Hector’s new media channel, The Olive Branch. And he is connecting local leaders and organizations together as a part of a new coalition called San Joaquin County Together.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Hector Madrigal believes government is at its best when it's investing in its citizens. 

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