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21/12/2017: INSTALLATION OF FIRST FILIPINO-AMERICAN MAYOR OF EL CERRITO CITY CALIFORNIA


The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco attended the installation ceremony of Mr. Gabriel “Gabe” Quinto as Mayor of El Cerrito City held on 19 December 2017 at 7:00pm at El Cerrito City Hall, California. Mr. Quinto is the first Filipino American and LGBT mayor in El Cerrito’s 100 year history. He was sworn into office by Contra Costa's Superior Court Judge Benjamin "Ben" T. Reyes II, the first ever Filipino American judge to serve on the Contra Costa County bench and the second Filipino American judge to serve in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. Picture shows El Cerrito Mayor Quinto with Vice Consul Andre Peter C. Estanislao.