I’m running for re-election to the Jurupa Unified School District Board of Trustees – Area 1.

JUSD continues to face many challenges these days and my life experiences, whether professional, personal, or community oriented, provide a solid base for me to take on these challenges as your representative on the school board. Professionally, I lead project teams and manage customer relationships. Through this experience I’ve learned that working well in a team environment is important for success. Personally, my wife and I have raised three successful children in this district.  Partnerships with teachers and staff were the key to success. Lastly, community involvement in service groups has given me a unique perspective on the needs of our community’s children.

Here are my continued priorities

Four years ago, I promised to represent you, in decisions with the goal of benefiting all our students in Jurupa Valley.  My top priority, increasing graduation rates.  My own three children graduated within the district.  My goal is simple and accomplished in these steps.

  1. Communication:  Stakeholder communication and transparency
    • Board members are accessible to the public and communicate as a whole, by providing clearer direction to the district of doing business.
  2. Education:  Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Arts/Humanities
    •  STEAM programs have been implemented across the district and are a priority.  Jurupa Valley High School Innovation Center, Del Sol Academy, and Pacific Avenue Academy of Music, among others.
  3. Parent Involvement:  Involve parents early and build a lasting foundation
    • Parent Involvement and Community Outreach department created by offering more than a dozen programs through the district, giving parents the tools necessary for their students’ success.

Through these efforts, graduation rates have increased almost 20% in the past four years.  Students are more prepared for college/career and receiving a well-rounded education.

I would be honored to receive your vote, once again, to continue the important work of educating the leaders of tomorrow.

I’m here to serve

My involvement in the school district and community clearly demonstrates my commitment to our students’ success.

  • PTA Member – 16 years
  • School Site Council Member and chairperson – 7 years
  • District Advisory Committee Member – 2 years
  • GATE Advisory Committee Member – 4 years
  • Jurupa Lions Club member and past president – 12 years
  • VFW Post 10267 member – 8 years
  • U. S. Navy Veteran – 7 years
  • Toastmasters International – 3 years
  • Veterans Advisory Committee – CA – 41st Congressional District – 2 years


“I promise to represent you in all decisions with the goal of benefiting our students. I will be honored to receive your vote.”
Mark Takano endorses Robert GarciaEndorsement from Mark Takano

“Robert Garcia has been a champion for Jurupa Valley through his many years of community service. He has been a constant advocate for children and their needs. His experience in the High-Tech Industry make him the perfect choice to prepare Jurupa’s students for the emerging technologies required of college and the workplace.” – Congressman Mark Takano – U.S. House of Representatives, CA-41.

Key Endorsements

Congressman Mark Takano, CA-41
Senator Richard Roth, CA SD31
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, CA AD60
Paul Angulo, Auditor-Controller, Riverside County
Brian Berkson, Mayor Pro-tem, Jurupa Valley City Council
Anthony Kelly, Jurupa Valley Council Member
Memo Mendez, Jurupa USD Trustee
Dr. Wendel Tucker, RCOE Board of Education
Dr. Imran Angelov Farooq, RUSD Trustee
Jesus Holguin, Moreno Valley USD Trustee/past CSBA President
Bill Newberry, Corona-Norco Trustee and RCSBA President
Mary Helen Ybarra, Corona-Norco USD Trustee
Jerry Bowman, Menifee USD Trustee
Richard “Dickie” Simmons, Director, JCSD
Penny Newman, Founder of CCAEJ
John J. Chavez, Jurupa USD Board Member (Ret.)
Josie Gaytan, JARPD Director
Ron Andersaon, JARPD Director
Hank Trueba, RCSD Director
Chris Barajas, RCSD Director
Steve Clute, Former California Assemblyman 68th District
Riverside County Democratic Party
California Democratic Party

Additional Endorsements

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Personal Endorsements

Adele Winslow
Amanda Garcia
Amy Noyes
Andy Elliott
Anne Marie Hughes
Anthony Logan
Armando and Yolanda Muniz
Bernadine Brown
Bill and Mary Stallard
Blue Diamond Restaurant
Brad Tweedy
Carlos Granillo
Carlos and Rosemary Guzman
Carmen Wells
Carolyn and Jerry Adams
Carolyn Garcia
Chester Cable
Chriss R. Jones
Cindy and Ron Bochy
Cindy Miller Hert
David and Cathy Barnes
Dave Zimmerman
David W. Moberly
Dean Kimberly
Desmond Garcia
Dinah Christina Palagi
Don and Marvell Phillips
Doug and Magda Alberga
Elvera Borders
Emerson Campbell
Ernie and Kay Granillo
Ester Chavez
Essie Fischer
Eugene and Louise Mitchell
Evon Berghamer
Frank and Hope Garcia
Gary Myra
Greg Chavez
Hank and Patty Trueba
Henry Hernandez
Irene and Alfonso Salazar
Iris Nunez
Jackie and Vern Paget
Jan Johnson
Joan Conner Knowlton
John and Mary Chavez
John and Connie St. George
John Hill
John Rubi
Kathy Rubi
Karren and Roger Richards
Lone Ranger Restaurant
Louie Villegas
Lupe Andrade
Lupe Gomez
Marlene Jockers
Mark and Maddie Arvizo
Mike and Dorie Evans
Michael Murphy
Nicolas Garcia
Pat Balteria
Rebecca Gomez
Romana and Ruben Regalado
Richard and Betty Leach
Rick Muniz
Robin Carver
Ron and Nancy Williams
Ron Pena
Ryan Guzman
Sally Chan
Sam Knight
Sandra Rodriquez
Slim Harts
Stan Broda
Honorable Steve Clute
Steve Loomis
Susan Skinner Rivera
Taco Villa Restaurant
Talis and Catherine Baltgalvis
Tina and Louis Saulcido
Tommie Lover
Tracey Grogan
Vivian Carasco
Warren Lucio
Weaver and Judy Brian
Wendy and Randy Blevins
Wini McKay
Woody and Debra Zaragosa

Candidate for the Jurupa Unified School District Board of Trustees – Area 1