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Christopher Mateo

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Christopher Mateo
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 12
Prior offices
Vice Mayor, City of Lathrop
Bachelor'sSan Jose State University, 1987
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1972-1976
ProfessionSan Joaquin Co. Public Works- Highway Maintenance Worker
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Christopher Mateo was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the California State Assembly.

Mateo earned his B.S. in Economics from San Jose University in 1987.

Mateo formerly served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinist mate from 1972-1976. He then worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1976-2007. He has been employed by San Joaquin Co. Public Works as a highway maintenance worker since 2008.

He was elected to the Lathrop City Council in 2008 and was appointed as vice mayor in 2010.


Campaign themes


Mateo has stated the following:[1]

"I would like to introduce a Bill to establish a 4-year Public University in San Joaquin County."

"I would like to represent the poor, the minorities, the children, the veterans, the legal immigrants and the citizens that have no voice in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties."[1]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Mateo ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 12. He and incumbent Kristin Olsen (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. He was subsequently defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Olsen Incumbent 60.6% 89,821
     Democratic Christopher Mateo 39.4% 58,517
Total Votes 148,338

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