Luis Cetina

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Luis Cetina received a B.S.  in civil engineering with an emphasis on the environment from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona [1,3]. He serves as the vice president and District 4 representative for the Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) [4]. He is a Principal Governmental and Regional Affairs Representative for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where he has worked since 1986 [2]. He also represents Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties on the Association of California Water Agencies Board (ACWA), and serves on the ACWA agriculture and water quality committees [1, 2]. He serves on the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce board, chairs the Gateway Chambers Alliance and  is a member of Foothill Family Shelter boards, a transitional homeless shelter for families with children, and the Public Affairs Network [1].
In 2015, members of the CVWD, including Cetina, effectively bypassed the 2016 election cycle by voting to hold elections on odd-numbered years, and subsequently moving elections back to even-numbered years to comply with the California Voters Rights Participation Act [9]. Cetina was born in Los Angeles, California [3]. He and his wife Karla live in Alta Loma with their six children [1].

Key Issues

Infrastructure

Luis Cetina wants to invest in regional water and power infrastructure [5]. He does not support warehouse development near schools, churches, or parks [8].

Jobs

Cetina wants to develop a reliable utility profile to retain existing businesses and encourage new business investment [7].

Homelessness

From his experience working with the Foothill Family Shelter, he wants to prioritize accountability in anti-homelessness efforts [5]. He supports providing mental health and addiction treatment [7]. 

Housing

He wants to increase affordable housing [5]

Law Enforcement

Cetina supports community-police partnerships, and wants to promote greater respect for law enforcement authority. He wants government leadership to publicly support police departments [10].

Taxes

As a member of the Cucamonga Valley Water District, Cetina has consistently voted to increase rates, and has supported local tax increases [9].

Endorsements

Ray Marquez, Mayor of Chino Hills; Conservative Republicans of CA in Inland Empire; Dennis Michael, Mayor of Rancho Cucamonga; Lynne Kennedy, Mayor Pro Tem of Rancho Cucamonga; Kristine Scott, Councilwoman of Rancho Cucamonga; Diane Williams, Councilwoman of Rancho Cucamonga (Ret.); Jesse Sandoval, Councilman of Fontana; Debra Dorst-Porada, Councilwoman of Ontario; Shannan Maust, Mayor Pro Tem of Upland; Debbie Stone, Mayor of Upland (2016-2020); Ray Musser, Mayor of Upland (2011-2016); Gino Filippi, Councilman of Upland (Ret.); Randall Reed, President of the Cucamonga Valley Water District; Jim Curatalo, Board Member of the Cucamonga Valley Water District; Kevin Kenley, Board Member of the Cucamonga Valley Water District; Mark Gibboney, Board Member of the Cucamonga Valley Water District; Tom Thomas, President of the San Antonio Water Company; Kati Parker, Director of the San Antonio Water Company; Bob Cable, Director of the San Antonio Water Company; Jose Sanchez, Director of the San Antonio Water Company (Ret.); Michael Camacho, Vice President of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Paul Hofer, Director of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Jack Young, Member of the Upland USD School Board; Stacy Henry, Member of the Central School District School Board; Caryn Payzant, Member of the Alta Loma School District Board of Trustees

Sources

1 Luis Cetina For Supervisor
2 Luis Cetina – Cucamonga Water District
3 Ballotpedia
4 Fontana Herald News
5 The Sun News
6 Linkedin
7 Voter’s Edge
8 KCVR
9 San Bernardino County Sentinel