Longtime Colton resident Summer Zamora Jorrin, has announced her candidacy for City Council for the first time this upcoming November. Zamora Jorrin is currently heavily involved within the community and serves as chair for the Colton Recreation & Parks Commission and the Colton Parks & Recreation Foundation; as vice-chair for CJUSD Measure G Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee; as co-chair of the Academic & Career Readiness sub-committee for the CJUSD Community Cabinet, and is a booster club member and classroom volunteer at Grant Elementary School. She also serves as a board member for the Colton T-Ball League.
Summer is a 1999 graduate of Colton High School and continued her education at University of California Riverside to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She received her Master of Public Administration from Cal State University of San Bernardino. She currently resides within the second district of Colton alongside her husband of 10 years, Enoc Jorrin and their two children, Raquel and Joaquin. “I am proud to live in Colton and raise my family here. I want to see our city continue moving forward and want all of our families to feel safe in their neighborhoods & have confidence in their local government. If elected, I would encourage more residents to get involved and be pro-active in sharing their concerns or ideas so that we can all work together to make Colton better,” says Zamora Jorrin.
Zamora Jorrin continues to state that she hopes to become a voice for a younger generation, stating that the median age in Colton is estimated to be 30. “I think it would benefit our residents to have that represented on our council. As a younger candidate I can offer a fresh perspective, and I pride myself on being an independent thinker. My education, volunteer experience and exposure to local government makes me confident that I can do the job.”
Summer will follow in the footsteps of her late father, David R. Zamora, whom previously served as mayor for the city after 13 years as a board member for the CJUSD, as well her mother, Sarah S. Zamora, whom currently serves as mayor and is a former council member. “I am proud to be a part of a family that has a history of service in Colton and am blessed to have two great examples of it means to lead and help others,” she states. “My parents always encouraged us to be part of the process and I’ve always enjoyed being an active member of my community. It would be an honor for me to continue that involvement and share what I have to offer as a council member.”
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