May 30, 2024


El Chicano, Colton Courier, Rialto Record

Courtesy photo:   Joe Baca Jr., Rialto Councilman and Social Studies teacher at Rialto High, is throwing his hat into the race for the San Bernardino County 5th District Supervisorial seat.

Rialto City Councilmember Joe Baca Jr. announced earlier this month his run for San Bernardino County Supervisor, 5th District. He starts his race off strong with large support from the local community.

  • Rialto Professional Firefighters, Local 3688
  • Rialto Police Benefits Association
  • Deborah Robertson, Mayor of Rialto
  • Grace Vargas, Former Mayor of Rialto
  • Ed Scott, Mayor Pro Tem City of Rialto
  • Andy Carrizales, Councilmember City of Rialto
  • Edward Carrillo, Treasurer City of Rialto
  • Barbara McGee, Clerk City of Rialto
  • Frank Gonzales, Former Mayor of Colton
  • Rikke Van Johnson, Former Councilmember City of San Bernardino
  • Edgar Montes, Rialto Unified School District Board Member
  • Nancy O’Kelley, Rialto Unified School District Board Member
  • Joe Ayala, Rialto Unified School District Board Member
  • Joanne Gilbert, Former Rialto Unified School District Board Member
  • San Bernardino City Unified School Board Member Dr. Scott Wyatt
  • San Bernardino City Unified School Board Member Dr. Barbara Flores

Joe Baca Jr. had this to say about his endorsements: “I am deeply honored by these endorsements, especially so many from my home city.” Baca continued, “They have seen first-hand the work I have done for the city of Rialto, and I am committed to making the same positive changes for the County.”

Councilmember Baca has served on the Rialto City Council since 2006 and has been a local leader in the recent economic transformation of the city. He helped convert the Rialto Airport into the Renaissance Market Place and has brought the 1st Norm’s Restaurant to San Bernardino County. Councilmember Baca has also worked diligently to increase funding for senior programs, implement after-school programs for our youth, and increase funding for our Police and Fire Departments to help make Rialto a safe city for its residents.

He is also currently a social studies teacher at Rialto High School. He is proud of his service to the city of Rialto, and thankful to the citizens for giving him the opportunity to serve the city he calls home. Joe Baca is a lifelong county resident and he and his wife Jennifer have been married for 17 years. He has three children and two lovely grandchildren.

Other candidates running for San Bernardino County 5th District Supervisor are Fontana Councilman Jesse Armendarez, Supervisor Josie Gonzales’s Chief of Staff and Colton Joint Unified School District Board member Dan Flores, and Nadia Renner.

Election day is March 3. If no one receives a simple majority, a November runoff will take place.

The 5th District includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, and San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington, El Rancho Verde, Glen Helen, Arrowhead Farms, Muscoy, Little Third and Rosena Ranch.


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