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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, 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 community service. After attending the University of the Pacific and the University of Southern California, he joined his family's dental 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. 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. Moses is currently in private practice with the Law Office of James M. Morris, in Stockton, where he practices civil litigation representing farmers, businesses, and individuals.

Moses is active in the community and serves on a number of boards. He served as a Commissioner on the Stockton Civil Service Commission from 2009 to 2012, and served as Vice Chair and Chair. On the Commission, he helped resolve problems in the city's employment system and worked to ensure the city followed equal employment practices. In 2011, he was appointed by the Board of Governors of the California State Bar to serve on the California Young Lawyers Association, as one of 20 attorneys state-wide to represent the interests of young lawyers. He also serves on the Board of the San Joaquin County Bar Association, and most recently, spearheaded the efforts to create a free legal clinic to serve the needs of the community.

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 --- 4/15/2014