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City of CarsonCandidate for City Council

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Cedric Hicks

Appointed Councilman
9,184 votes (18.87%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Stablization of the CIty's General Fund Budget through alternative funding with grants, emarked federal/state funds for public safety, streets and Parks and Recreation
  • Strengthen the enforcement of the City of Carson Rent Control for Families, Seniors and Veterans
  • Economic growth with the development of the 157 acre site to be one of the largest entertainment complex in L. A. County



Profession:Retired Assistant City Manager
Councilman, City of Carson — Appointed position (2016–current)
Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Carson (2001–2016)
Assistant City Manager, City of Compton (2016–2016)
Director of Community Services, City of Compton (1988–2000)
Officer/Jailer, Compton P.D. / City of Compton (1984–1988)


Cal State University Fullerton, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, UCLA Bachelor of Arts (B.A Master of Science M.S. MBA Anderson School of Managment , Criminal Justice Administration, Behavioral Science Conflict Managment Negotiation and Business Managment (2000)

Community Activities

Member, Kiwanis Club of Carson (2005–current)
Member, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club (2016–current)
Executive Memeber, Cal State University Dominguez Hills Alumni Board (2010–current)
Boardmember , American Cancer Society (1991–2004)
Boardmember , March of Dimes (1995–2003)



Over the years, Cedric became involved in various volunteer organizations.  He served for the March of Dimes and for the American Cancer Society providing countless volunteer hours educating many about preventive birth defect and cancer prevention. Specifically, on men’s health.  He also served on the Human Services Executive Committee under the Conference of Mayors. 


Moreover, he is a founding member of the Los Angeles Community Coalition where he worked side by side with former Speaker of the House and now Congresswoman Karen Bass and L. A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.  In this organization, he provided assistance in developing community actions that addressed quality of life services for underserved population. 


For 2016, Cedric was awarded the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year for his contribution to the Democratic process and for his continue work for all citizens.


Needless to say, Cedric feels his greatest accomplishment is being married to the love of his life (Philipta) for over 30-years who is a graduate of Carson schools and their 3-children.  Cedric and his family have been a resident of Carson for over 25-years. 


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Los Angeles County Democrat Party
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff ALADS

Elected Officials (4)

  • Mayor Pro Temp Lula Davis Holmes
  • Congresswoman Janice Hahn
  • Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Mayor of Carson Albert Robles

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