Mike Guingona

City of Daly City
Board of Directors
Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency 

Michael P. Guingona was appointed by the Daly City Council to the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. The city provides water to Daly City and to some unincorporated portions of San Mateo County. 

In 1995, the City Council selected Mike Guingona to serve as Mayor. At age 33, Guingona was the youngest Mayor of the City. During his first term as Mayor, Guingona continued to work as a full-time Deputy Public Defender in the SF Public Defender’s Office. He left the Public Defender’s Office in 1999 and established his law practice in San Francisco. 

Mr. Guingona was re-elected to the Council in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He served his second term as Mayor in 1997, third in 2001 and fourth in 2005. He is actively involved with the Sister City Committee and was instrumental in initiating the Daly City-Quezon City (Philippines) Sister City partnership. His professional affiliations include membership in the California Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, and the California Public Defenders Association. 

Mr. Guingona was born in San Francisco and raised in the City of Daly City. He displayed genuine concern for his fellow citizens at an early age. Mr. Guingona attended Westmoor High School, where he was elected class president during his senior year, a foreshadowing of his future role as a respected community activist and leader. 

Mr. Guingona attended Skyline College in San Bruno in 1982, and earned his B.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his law degree in 1989 from the University of San Francisco Law School, and was soon admitted to the State Bar of California. 

A growing interest in local government captivated Mr. Guingona in the years following law school. He witnessed monumental changes in Daly City’s demographics. The number of people living within the city limits swelled from 40,000 to over 100,000 during Mike’s lifetime. By the year 2000, Filipino-Americans accounted for nearly a third of the City’s population. Mike was the first Filipino-American elected to the City Council.