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District 4 Councilmember Zapien


Moses Zapien was elected in 2012 to represent the 4th District of the City of Stockton, comprising the neighborhoods of Brookside, University of the Pacific, Miracle Mile, American Legion Park, Boors Park, Wilson Way, and areas of Country Club and the Port of Stockton.


Born and raised in Stockton, Moses' parents taught him the value of hard work and service to the community. After attending the University of the Pacific and the University of Southern California, he joined his family's denture manufacturing business in Stockton. Following his dreams of becoming an attorney, Moses earned his law degree from the Laurence Drivon School of Law. During law school, he served as President of the Student Bar Association, where he established the Annual Student Bar Gala fundraiser to support student scholarships. Moses is also a graduate of Leadership Stockton and the San Joaquin County Superior Court Community Leadership and Liaison Program.


Moses' professional experience also includes serving as the Coordinator for Senior Legal Services at El Concilio and working for the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, assisting victims of crime. He currently practices immigration law at the Sacramento law firm of Oh and Choi.


Moses is active in the community and serves on a number of boards. He currently serves as President Elect of the San Joaquin County Bar Association, and most recently, spearheaded the Association's efforts to establish a free legal clinic to serve the needs of the greater community. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Library and Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin County, and has played an integral part in the Little Free Libraries Stockton movement to establish 100 neighborhood book exchanges in Stockton. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Tiger Elementary School Mentoring Project. Moses previously served as Chair of the Stockton Civil Service Commission from 2010 to 2012, and on the Board of Directors of the California Young Lawyers Association, as one of 20 attorneys state-wide to represent the interests of young lawyers.


Moses is dedicated to serving the residents of Stockton. During his term, his focus will be on improving public safety, promoting economic development to facilitate job creation, and ensuring fiscal responsibility and accountability.


Community Office Hours & Meetings

Councilmember Zapien maintains monthly office hours for the public, and he will hold periodic "Council On Your Corner" meetings throughout his district.  Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to drop-in for individual, one-on-one discussions with Councilmember Zapien:


Office Hours

Councilmember Zapien holds monthly office hours:

  • 1st Monday of each month
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • City Hall, 425 N. El Dorado Street, 2nd floor, room 200A

Handicap access to the builidng is through the sliding doors under the covered parking area on the west (Center Street) side of the building.  Please take the elevator to the 2nd floor.  Parking in the area surrounding City Hall after hours is free.


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Contact Information

Councilmember Moses Zapien

425 N. El Dorado Street

Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 937-8244



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/17/2014