Shannon O’Brien

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Shannon O’Brien received a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Howard University and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach [4]. In 2003, O’Brien co-founded Children’s Resources, a non-profit organization that organizes youth programs in support of educational success, where she currently serves as Executive Director [1, 4]. She has also served on the Fontana Unified School District Board of Education and the Executive Committee of the San Bernardino County School Boards Association, and was a founding board member of the Inland Empire Association of Black School Educators

O’Brien grew up in Carson, California and has a son with her husband Jason. [1].

Key Issues


O’Brien supports increased transparency in the City of Fontana’s decision-making process, especially for those decisions related to taxes and budgeting [1].



O’Brien wants to introduce term limits for the Fontana mayor and city council [1, 6].



O’Brien wants to reinstate Fontana’s sensible land use policy and opposes the frequent construction of warehouses in low-income neighborhoods [6].


Neighbors United PAC; Randal Ceniceros: Mountain View School District Trustee; Dr. Ayanna Davis: Compton Unified School District Trustee; Liz Sena: President, South Fontana Concerned Citizens Coalition; Jason O’Brien, Sr.: Fmr. President, Fontana Unified School District Board of Trustees; Antonio Camacho, M.Ed.: Fmr. Executive Director, Association of Mexican American Educators; Ana Gonzalez: President, Chicano Latino Caucus of San Bernardino County; Tammy Martin-Ryles: President, Black Chamber of Commerce Inland Empire; Gwendolyn Cross: Founder and CEO, California Women 4 Women Political Caucus; Wayne T. Wainwright: Past Polemarch, Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Dr. Denise Sterling-King: Co-founder and Treasurer, Neighbors United Political Action Committee; F. Travis Buchanan, Esq.: Fmr. President, National Bar Association; Sergio Diaz: Fmr. Chief of Police, Riverside Police Department; Martin Sissac: Fmr. Chief of Police, Fontana Unified School District; Robert Garcia: Etiwanda School District Trustee; Dr. Jennifer Quezada: President, Fontana Unified School District; Robert Gonzalez: Community Activist; David Starr Rabb: Perris City Councilmember; Al Gonzales: Fontana Business Owner and Fmr. Police Officer


1 Official Website
2 Ballotpedia
3 Fontana Herald News
4 LinkedIn
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6 San Bernardino County Sentinel