Tony Madrigal was born in Turlock, California and worked with his family on the farm up until he graduated from Hughson High School. He attended Modesto Junior College and served as the school’s first Latino student body president. Madrigal graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. There, he served two terms on the Santa Cruz City Council from 2004-2012.
He has devoted himself to extensive community service work in Modesto including serving on the Board of Directors of the King Kennedy Memorial Center and on the Latino Community Roundtable (LCR) of Stanislaus County. He is an active member of the South Modesto Business United group, a volunteer with the Manos Unidas/United Hands community organization, and a supporter of Stanislaus Asian American Community Resource nonprofit agency.
Councilman Madrigal was elected on November 5, 2013 to the Modesto City Council in District 2 where his primary focus has been jobs, safety, and community. Tony enjoys living in Modesto where he can be close to his family and devote time to community service projects in this area.