Dan Arriola was elected to the Tracy City Council in 2018. He also works as a Deputy District Attorney for San Joaquin County. At 29-years-old, he became the youngest Councilmember in the history of the City of Tracy, as well as the first openly LGBTQ elected official in the city.
Arriola was raised in the City of Tracy, and graduated as the Political Science Valedictorian of UCLA in 2011 and as the Student Body President of USC Law School in 2014.
Arriola was first elected to office as a Tracy School Board Trustee in 2016, where he advocated for youth issues including student engagement, school safety, the reformation of student disciplinary action, and reducing expulsion rates for at-risk youth.
As a Councilmember, Arriola has championed various policy initiatives including: establishing the Homelessness Strategic Plan; officially recognizing LGBTQ Pride Month and raising the Pride Flag for the first-time ever; legalizing commercial cannabis; adopting a city-wide Health and Wellness Initiative; approving the first affordable housing development in over 20 years; passing a code of ethics for local elected officials; procuring city-wide green renewable energy; and introducing an “Equity & Empowerment Initiative” to address social equity and justice reform.
Arriola has also received national recognition on the Young Elected Officials “35 Under 35” List by the YEO Network, and as a Victory Empowerment Fellow by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.