A native of Tracy, Mateo Bedolla grew up framing homes and working in the construction industry since he was 17 years old. Mateo was educated at South/West Park Elementary, Williams Middle, Tracy High (2011), and California State University, East Bay (2015).
Mateo has volunteered for Brighter Christmas, FIX’D, Sikhs of Tracy, South Side Community Organization, Tracy Interfaith, Tracy Latin Athletic Club, Tracy Unified School District, Wreaths Across America, and St. Bernard’s Church.
In 2015, Mateo was hired as a Congressional Staffer for U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney. “As a Congressional Staffer, I worked with Congressman McNerney to help seniors and veterans resolve their issues with Social Security and the Veterans Administration.” Mateo was awarded the inaugural 40 under 40 Award by California State University, East Bay for his public service work.
On July 20, 2020, Mateo Bedolla became a candidate for Tracy City Council-At Large. In a 3 month campaign and an 8 person race, Mateo was successful in the 2020 November 3 General Election becoming the youngest Council Member in the history of the City of Tracy.
While serving on City Council, Council Member Mateo Bedolla has led the effort to increase roadway infrastructure repair/replacement, cut taxes for 80% of businesses, create a Sustainability/Water Commission, reinvigorate Citizen Commissions, and expedite the Aquatic Center. He has fought for commonsense & humane homelessness solutions, a New Hospital, South Tracy Police Substation, and the ValleyLink Railroad connection to BART to shorten commutes and create local jobs.
Council Member Bedolla will continue to hold developers accountable for roadway infrastructure improvements, like when he fought against delaying the Corral Hollow Widening and 2,000 more multimillion-dollar homes at Tracy Hills Phase 2 and Avenues.
Council Member Bedolla serves on the following Committees: Investment Review Committee, Special City Selection Committee, SJVAPCD, South San Joaquin County Fire Authority, and Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Region Rail Authority, Valley Link.