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Duplicate of Stockton City Council District 3Candidate for Council Member

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Susan Lofthus

City Councilmember/Businesswoman
2,887 votes (43.17%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Preserve Swenson Golf Course and Park for future generations.
  • Continue hiring more police officers so every Stockton resident can feel safe.
  • Balance the city budget while preserving vital public services.



Profession:City Councilwoman and Businesswoman
Quality Control and Compliance Manager, New Directions (2015–current)
City Councilwoman, Stockton City Council — Elected position (2014–current)
Claims Adjuster, Allstate Insurance (1996–2015)


Humphrey's College Bachelors of Science, Paralegal (current)
CSU Stanislaus Human Resource Managment Certificate (current)

Community Activities

Graduate, Good Government Program (2013–2014)
Graduate, Leadership Stockton Program (1991–1992)




Susan Lofthus, City Councilwoman representing Stockton’s 3rd District A lifelong resident of Stockton, Lofthus represents the 3rd District whose boundaries are Hammer Lane to the north, March Lane to the south, Lincoln Village to the West and neighborhoods east of West Lane.


Susan currently serves as Chair of the City’s Water Committee, Vice Chair of the Stockton Crime Prevention Committee as well as being a member of the Delta Protection Commission, the San Joaquin County Council of Governments, the Stockton Port Liaison, the California League of Cities, the Council’s liaison to the LGBT community, the City’s Community Improvement Committee and the Proposition 47 Committee that will soon disburse more than $6 million helping San Joaquin County residents.


In November of 2014, Lofthus received over 57% of the vote - defeating her opponent by nearly 30%.  Susan’s hard work and dedication have earned her the support of State Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, Sheriff Steve Moore, San Joaquin County Superintendent of School James Mousalimas, County Supervisors Kathy Miller and Miguel Villapudua, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton Vice-Mayor Elbert Holman, Councilmembers Susan Lenz and Jesus Andrade, Stockton Unified School Boardmember Kathy Garcia and former County Supervisors Moses Zapien, Larry Ruhstaller and Carlos Villapudua .  In addition, Councilwoman Lofthus has the support of the Stockton Police Officers Association.

     Susan Lofthus was born in Stockton, California on July 18, 1956.  She is a lifelong Stockton resident who grew up in town and graduated from Lincoln High School.  She earned her Bachelors of Science degree as a Paralegal from Humphrey’s University and her Human Resource Management Certificate from Stanislaus State University.  After graduation, she chose to stay in Stockton where she earned her Senior Staff Claims Law Associate Degree and graduated from the Leadership Stockton program.  


      She currently works as the Quality Control and Compliance Manager at New Directions, a residential treatment facility that helps local residents improve their lives by providing job training, counselling and by helping residents stay clean from alcohol and drugs.  Susan currently serves as a Board Trustee at Humphrey’s University, as well as being a lifelong volunteer in a number of community organizations and activities including the Leadership Stockton Alumni Association, the Eleanor Project and the Substance Abuse Advisory Committee.  She is also involved raising funds for her daughter’s elementary school and as a PTA member.    


             Susan has and continues to hold monthly Community Office Hours to discuss issues of interest to city residents at the Starbucks on Benjamin Holt and I-5 on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Stockton Police Officers Association
  • San Joaquin Central Labor Council
  • Stockton Professional Firefighters

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that elected officials serve the people who put them in office.  Government should be accountable and responsive to the taxpayers who pay their salaries.

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