José, son of an immigrant farmworker, was raised near Easton, where most of his family still lives. José has earned a reputation for taking on the Central Valley’s biggest problems as a rural city manager and he understands the needs of our communities.
A Lifetime of Service, A Record of Success
For nearly 20 years as a rural City Manager, José has fought for water for our farms and families, built more affordable housing and community parks, brought medical clinics and high-speed internet to rural areas, and protected and created hundreds of good-paying jobs.
- José is a recognized leader on regional issues such as economic development and internet access for all.
- José has attracted millions in private investment over the years, resulting in the creation of hundreds of good-paying jobs for local residents.
- José understands the importance of water and managing this vital resource having served as a manager with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Fresno.
- José is an advocate for more home ownership opportunities for rural families, clean energy, and investing in organizations that serve and support farmworkers and the most vulnerable families through his service on several Boards.
- José holds a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from CSU Fresno, with an emphasis on city and regional planning and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.
Nearly twenty years as a Rural City Manager has given José a deep understanding of the needs of our rural cities and our region. His skill at handling complex budgets and the challenges that rural communities face has prepared him well to be our next County Supervisor.
A dedicated public servant, José is a practical and effective leader who listens. He has strong relationships throughout our communities, from school districts to irrigation districts, and looks past our differences to work with partners at the local, state, and federal levels to problem solve and deliver results.
Given his deep roots, Jose now wants to represent the hard-working, honest residents of District 4, who don’t get the attention they deserve.
Getting things done for our rural communities
Means Listening and Working with Others
As a County Supervisor, José will get things done for rural Fresno. For too long, politicians have ignored us, listening only to their big donors while our rural farm communities suffer. We deserve better.
José will work to improve the quality of life for Fresno County residents and:
ADDRESS RISING HOUSING COSTS AND HOMELESSNESS. When José’s mother first came to this country, she was able to save up and buy their first home. Today, too many families struggle to pay rent. As Supervisor, José will make affordable housing a priority.
PRIORITIZE PUBLIC SAFETY by supporting initiatives that focus on faster response times, support for our first responders, and attracting qualified applicants to keep our communities safe.
IMPLEMENT WATER SOLUTIONS for farming families and provide rural residents with clean water at more affordable rates.
PROTECT AND CREATE GOOD JOBS by standing with working people and fighting for fair paychecks and a voice on the job. José will continue to lead initiatives to hire local workers first and expand job training and educational opportunities.
INVEST IN OUR ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE by expanding high speed internet and leveraging state funds effectively for our roads and transit systems.