City Of Manteca

Benjamin J. Cantu - Mayor

​Elected: November, 2018
Term Expires: November, 2022

Council Terms:

  • Current Council Term: Dec. 2018 - Dec. 2022

Council Committee Assignments:

  • Economic Development Committee
  • League of California Cities Executive Committee of the Central Valley
  • Manteca Lathrop 2x2
  • San Joaquin Partnership
  • San Joaquin City Selection Committee


  • University of San Francisco, B.A.
  • San Joaquin Delta College, A.A. in Architecture, Construction Technology, and Business
  • Manteca High School, Diploma

Work Experience:

  • Owner and Principal, BC Planning, (13 years)
  • Planning Manager, City of Manteca Planning Department (34 years) 

Community Involvement:

  • Valley (Manteca) CAPS, Past Board President, member of Board of Directors
  • Tidewater Southern Railway Historical Society, Society Historian and Business Agent
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony's Church Council #10693, 4th Degree Knight, Active member
  • Kiwanis Club of Manteca, Past President, Past Secretary, Past Dist. 27 Lt. Governor, Active member
  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), Stella Brockman School, Inactive member
  • Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Former Treasurer & Board of Director, Active member
  • Manteca Chamber of Commerce, BC Planning, Active member
  • CEO of the Manteca Downtown Association, Inactive
  • National Model Railroad Association, Active member
  • American Civil War Association (ACWA), Federal soldier reenactor, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Past Editor of The Courier (newsletter), and Company Cook, Inactive member
  • U.S. Selective Service System, local Board member, Active member


He retired from the City of Manteca after working in the Planning and Community Development Department for thirty-five years. His devotion to the community dates back to the 1950's ties when his family moved to Manteca.  He is married and has two children.