Manteca | Gary Singh becomes first and the youngest Mayor Pro Tempore


The American born Punjabi Gary Singh has now been appointed as the Mayor Pro Tempore of Mateca, Calif. He was the first Punjabi to serve on the Manteca Planning Commission in 2014, when he was appointed and now, in 2016, he is believed to be the first of Punjabi origin and the youngest to serve on the city council.

Singh got the highest number of votes in the city council race, earning 26.7 % and secured one of the two open seats along with Debby Moorhead (22.01%).


Gary’s main priorities during his campaign were public safety, decrease of crime rate, address city’s homeless issue and improve government transparency & responsiveness.

 A graduate from the University of the Pacific, earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Singh is the chairman of the Manteca Planning Commission and a member of the Rotary Club of Manteca and Woodward Community Association.