Cary Catalano

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Cary Catalano
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Former candidate for
Fresno City Council, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University
Place of birthFresno, California
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Campaign website
Cary Catalano was a 2014 nonpartisan candidate for the city council of Fresno, California.


Catalano was born in Fresno, California. He holds a B.A. in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno. His professional experience includes working as the chief operating officer at Community Food Bank and owning and operating a public relations and marketing firm called Catalano Fenske & Associates.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Catalano provided a document titled "Cary Catalano's Plan for District 1: A Vision for our Future." In this document, he highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • Safe schools and neighborhoods
  • Middle class jobs
  • Responsive government
  • Homelessness
  • Water
  • Neighborhood restoration



See also: Fresno, California city council elections, 2014

The city of Fresno, California held a general election on November 4. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. In the primary election, Cary Catalano and Esmeralda Soria advanced past Lawrence Cano, Mark Castro, Rebeca Rangel, Rama Dawar and Jackson Shepherd. Soria defeated Catalano in the general election on November 4.[3][4][5]



In 2014, Catalano's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Ashley Swearengin, Mayor of Fresno
  • Steve Brandau, Council President, City of Fresno
  • Lee Brand, Councilmember, City of Fresno
  • Craig Scharton, Former Councilmember, City of Fresno
  • Linda Calandra, Former Councilmember, City of Fresno
  • Jim Patterson, Former Mayor of Fresno, Assembly Member, 23rd Assembly District
  • Leonel Alvarado, Former Councilmember, City of Fresno, President of the Fresno and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Margaret Mims, Fresno County Sherriff
  • Paul Dictos, Fresno County Assessor
  • Phil Rusconi, Central Unified School District Trustee, Area 1
  • Judith Geringer, Central Unified School District Trustee, Area 2
  • George Wilson, Jr., Central Unified School District Trustee, Area 4
  • Cindy Berube, Central Unified School District Trustee, Area 5
  • Diana Milla, Central Unified School District Trustee, Area 7
  • Dorothy “Dottie” Smith, State Center Community College District Trustee, Area 5
  • John Leal, State Center Community College District Trustee, Area 3
  • David Wright, Former Fresno Unified School District Trustee, Area 5
  • Nick Yovino, Former City of Fresno Planning Director
  • Jaime Holt, Chair, Fresno Planning Commission
  • Michael Berg, Central Unified School District Superintendent
  • Mike Reynolds
  • Tim Rios, Wells Fargo Bank Senior Vice President
  • Brady Matoian, OK Produce Owner/General Manager
  • John Niemann, Cargill Food Distribution President/Business Unit Leader
  • Maria L. Gutierrez, Former Regional Director of Univision 21
  • Flavia Flores, Owner of P*DE*Q
  • Julian R. Perea, Jr., Veteran and Retired Fresno Police Officer
  • Sabrina Kelley, Community Leader
  • Michael Der Manouel, Jr., Der Manouel Insurance Group
  • Consuelo Alvarado, Business Owner
  • Bob Reyes, Retired Principal, Fresno High School
  • Fresno Chamber of Commerce
  • Fresno Association of Realtors
  • California Apartment Association of Greater Fresno
  • Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

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