Doug Ridenour knows why he’s running for Mayor of Modesto...and it’s for all the right reasons.
Starting in his early twenties, Doug worked in medical prehospital care and retail sales for Foster Farms. Early in his career he gained leadership experience from managing those who he employed and also being in charge of budgeting and marketing for his companies. At the same time, he became a reserve police officer where he volunteered and spent years in leadership roles while serving in our communities.
With his reserve time, he worked 41 years for Modesto Police Department which included lead roles in the police association, supervising in the investigation division and special investigations, local and regional disasters and the great recession in 2007-2008. He also worked for the Chief of Police Office as lead public information officer for local, regional, national and international media response in high profile murder cases of missing and homicide victims.
Additionally, November 2020, Doug will have served five years in a shared governing role as an elected council member, deciding and overseeing a balanced annual budget of close to one half of a billion dollars. During this term in office, Doug has served on several council committees including Economic Development, Finance, Safety and community, County Economic Development committee, Audit committee, and Disaster committee.
Doug has done it all and wants to guide Modesto into its next chapter; it’s time for a leader with experience.
Councilmember City of Modesto District 6
President Stanislaus Regional 911
1st Vice President - League of Cities, State of California
Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association, Lifetime Member
B.A. Management, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California
A.A. Administration of Justice, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California
FEMA Emergency Management Certificate, Washington DC
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Supervisory Certificates, State of California Department of Justice Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)
Rotary International, Modesto Metro Rotary
Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association
Valley Chapter PORAC Member
Wake up and New Start programs, (Teen and Parent At-Risk Program)
A founding team member to implemented an at-risk teen program for the City of Modesto and a faith-based community group, including, Undergraduate work for the MPD Wake Up program when obtaining Bachelor Degree.