Dear Neighbor,


We are truly fortunate to live in such an incredible locale. From the first time I

came to visit friends in Manhattan Beach I felt a true sense of community and knew

 I wanted to make this “piece of paradise by the sea” home.


Having become an actively involved member of several respected community

organizations has offered me the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the concerns

of our fellow residents and local businesses and I now seek to play an even more productive role in shaping our future.


Therefore, I am running for one of 3 seats on the Manhattan Beach City Council where I can put my experience to the most use in representing the needs of my fellow residents.


I pledge to make informed decisions, work to preserve the values that make our city so special and serve all sections of our city equally.


Respectfully, I ask for your vote on Election Day.


Thank you.







March 7th

Personal & Professional Background

  • North Manhattan Beach Resident
  • American Martyrs Church, Parishioner
  • Strategic Communications Consultant
  • Boston University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Boston University, School of Business, MBA



Community Involvement

  • Leadership Manhattan Beach, Board Member/Class of 2016
  • Manhattan Beach Residents Association, Board Member
  • Beach Cities Masonic Lodge, Hall Association Treasurer
  • Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch, Area Coordinator
  • Manhattan Beach Conservancy, Board Member
  • Friends of Polliwog Park, Member



Joseph Will Focus on Issues Important to Our Community

Fiscal Responsibility - Provide responsible budgetary oversight and support a balanced budget that focuses on the needs of our community


Public Safety - Ensure our Police and Fire Departments have the resources necessary to fulfill their duties to the highest standards


Community Engagement – Actively solicit the input of “all” our residents and be responsive to their concerns in implementing public policy


Quality of Life - Advocate for responsible development consistent with our small town character





Joseph Has Earned the Endorsement of

Community Leaders You Know & Trust

“Our City Council needs fresh blood with a new perspective. A Councilmember who will listen to all viewpoints and make informed decisions without prejudice. Joseph Ungoco is that candidate and I urge you to join me in supporting his candidacy.”


Michelle Murphy

President, Manhattan Beach Residents Association


“Joseph is a respected advocate for conservancy of our city’s green space and has worked hard for the betterment of our community. He has shown the ability to direct his energy to where it will do the most good and will make an excellent addition to our City Council.”


Julie Profet

2017 Chair, Friends of Polliwog Park


“Joseph deep respect for the architectural history of our city ensures that his brand of "Responsible Development" will respect the past while planning for the future.”


Jane Guthrie

Board of Directors Chair, MB Conservancy

Paid for by Joseph Ungoco for City Council 2017 -  ID# 1392384

201 Kelp Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266