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City of StocktonCandidate for Council Member, Council District 6

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Kimberly Warmsley

Businessowner / E. R. Coordinator
9,591 votes (69.82%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • COVID 19 has impacted our communities, neighborhood and families heavily. I will work diligently to provide essential services, business support and resources to families in our community.
  • As a licensed clinical social worker, I have lenses that is uniquely positioned to address problems surrounding mental health, substance abuse, poverty and chronic homelessness. I will work to create innovative policy to address homelessness.
  • I will work to create trans-formative policy in order to ensure that our economic infrastructure builds and creates equitable jobs and revenue for our communities for decades to come.



Profession:Planning Commissioner, Businesswoman
Evaulator, Dignity Health (Behavioral Health) (2017–current)
CEO Business Owner, Kimberly Warmsley Therapeutic and Trauma Services (2018–current)
Chair of Planning Commission (City of Stockton), Planning Commission — Appointed position (2016–2020)
Chair of the Democratic Party, San Joaquin County Democratic Party — Elected position (2018–2019)
Mental Health Clinican, San Joaquin County Behavioral Health (2009–2017)


Board of Behavioral Sciences Licensed Clinical Social Work, Clinical and Behavioral Health (2018)
CSU Stanislaus MSW, Social Work (2009)
CSU Stanislaus BA, Sociology (2005)
Delta College AA, Business Administration, Psychology and Sociology (2001)


Kimberly Warmsley is a candidate for the city of Stockton City Council, District 6. Kimberly was born and raised in Stockton, California. Her roots were deeply enriched in South Stockton and Weston Ranch. Kimberly is the daughter of a United States Army hero and a public health advocate. Her grandfather was a U.S. Marine and U.S. Navy hero, and her grandmother was a state employee. They all inspired her to work hard and commit herself to public service and community. She was taught early on the values of working families.


Kimberly attended San Joaquin Delta College where she earned Associate of Arts degrees in Public Safety, Business Administration and Sociology. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at CSU Stanislaus. She is also a Doctoral Candidate at University of Southern California studying Social Work and Transformative Policy.  Kimberly has long been active in the community. She has worked with organizations such as the Urban Chamber of Commerce, Weston Ranch Community Association, Head Start Board of Directors, American League of Civil Liberties, CSU Student Body Union, Emerge of California 2017, Good Governance Class of 2017, Delta Water Board Advisory Committee, Central Valley Asian- American Chamber of Commerce and Parent Teacher Advisory groups. Her volunteer work includes educating the community about grant writing; coordinating efforts to assist people in finding jobs; and supporting individuals with small business development.As the former Chair of the Stockton Planning Commission, Kimberly has fought hard to ensure that Stockton is at the forefront of strategic planning to promote health and equity for South Stockton, an area that has been historically highly neglected. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assembly-Member Susan Eggman Talamantes

Organizations (10)

  • California Democratic Party
  • UA 442
  • SPOA
  • Sheet Metal Workers Internal Association
  • San Joaquin Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Teamsters Local 439
  • Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • AFL-CIO San Joaquin-Calaveras Central Labor Council
  • SEIU 1021

Elected Officials (4)

  • Vice Mayor Dan Wright
  • Mayor Michael Tubbs
  • Supervisor Miguel Villapuda
  • Congressman Jerry McNerney

Individuals (1)

  • Former Councilwoman Rebecca Nabors

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

A wise scolar once stated the following: "either we accept responsibilty for the way things are now, or we accept responsbilty to vhange them". As an organzier, parent, mother and steward of this community, I have accepted repsosbilty to chnage the enviroemnt of our community, transforming it to a healthy community for all of us.  

Kimberly’s work is informed by her sincere belief that it is time for the community to recognize the need to be sensitive to all individuals seeking mental health treatment and care. She will work effectively to ensure that this city appropriately invests in communities that have been neglected and disenfranchised. She is an alliance builder and works hard to uplift and empower the community in self-care and healing.  Kimberly will ensure that mental health support remains an essential strategy in dealing with our homeless issues and in addressing crime.  

As a business owner in the heart of downtown Stockton, Kimberly is committed to improving business practices within the city.  Growing up in South Stockton instilled in her the importance of promoting multi-cultural businesses to improve commerce and create a healthy economic outlook. Community members should not have to travel miles from their homes in order to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, purchase clothes, or find activities for families and youths. They should not rely on hours’ long commutes to jobs in order to maintain their families. Kimberly is committed to bringing new jobs, business development and resources that are gravely needed for the district. Stockton needs good jobs. Companies that aspire to bring their businesses to Stockton must understand that unionized jobs with livable wages, good benefits and health care strengthen their bottom line and enhance the wellbeing of the community. When families thrive so do our local neighborhoods and communities. 

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