Jesse Armendarez

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Jesse Armendarez graduated from A.B. Miller and started a small business. He has been named “Top 250” Hispanic Realtors in the United States by the National Association of Hispanic Realtors. He is a Board Member for the Inland Valley Association of Realtors. He has previously served as President and on the Board of Directors for the Fontana Rotary Club and Director for the Chaffey College Foundation. He is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fontana Chamber of Commerce, Water of Life Church, and Fontana Planning Commission [1]. From 2014 to 2017, Armendarez was a member of the Fontana Unified Board of Education [2]. He served on the Fontana City Council for four years and Mayor Pro Tem for two years where he was the Chair of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Policy Committee and Vice Chair of the Housing Authority and Industrial Development Authority [1].

Key Issues

Law Enforcement

Armendarez wants to increase the number of law enforcement officers and firefighters [1].


Armendarez wants to expand homeless shelters and addictive services and deploy mental health professionals directly to shelters [1].


Armendarez wants to create partnerships between local school districts, businesses, and nonprofits to create career and education pathways for children [1, 3].


Armendarez wants to limit local taxation and promote the county as a place to invest and do business [4].


San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson; ​San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Curt Hagman; San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Cook; San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe; ​San Bernardino County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association; ​San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association; San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Association; San Bernardino County Supervising Deputy District Attorneys Association; San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association; San Bernardino County Prosecutors PAC; San Bernardino Sun Editorial Board; Upland Police Officers Association; Upland Police Management Association; Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren; Fontana Mayor Pro Tem Peter Garcia; Fontana City Council Member John Roberts; Fontana City Council Member Phil Cothran Jr.; Fontana City Treasurer Janet Koehler-Brooks; Fontana Police Officers Association; Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael; Rancho Cucamonga Business and Owner Rialto City Council Member Andy Carrizales; Fontana Unified School District Board Member Joe Armendarez; Fontana Unified School District Board Member & Police Officer Adam Perez; Fontana Planning Commissioner SBCoSD Deputy Matt Gordon; West Valley Water District Vice President & Police Chief Mike Taylor (ret.); West Valley Water District Director Angela Garcia; San Bernardino County Planning Commissioner Michael Stoffel; Inland Empire Taxpayers Association; Teamsters Local 1932; ​SEIU 721; SEIU 2015; Southwest Regional Carpenters


1 Jesse 4 Supervisor

2 Ballotpedia

3 Fontana Herald News

4 The Sun