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Jurupa Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 1

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Robert Ortiz Garcia

School Board Member
12,036 votes (64.48%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Communication - Transparency: Board members should be more accessible to the public, staff, and the community.
  • Education - STEAM: Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But let's not forget the Arts.
  • Parent Involvement and Community Outreach: JUSD must continue to provide parents with the tools necessary for their students success.



Profession:Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Manager, Hochiki America Corporation (2016–current)
Trustee, Jurupa Unified School District, Board of Education — Elected position (2014–current)
Sr. Manager, Quality Engineering, Emulex Corporation (2000–2015)
Electronics Engineering Technician VI, Supervisor, Western Digital Corporation (1995–2000)
Aviation Electronics Technician - E5, United States Navy (1988–1995)


University of California, Irvine. Paul Merage School of Business Certificate, Management for Technical Professionals (2011)
I.T.T. Technical Institute Associate of Science, Electronics Engineering Technology (1995)

Community Activities

Member, Past President, Jurupa District Lions Club (2006–current)
Member, Officer of the Day, Trustee, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10267 (2011–current)
Member, PTA, Pedley Elementary, Jurupa Middle, Patriot High (2000–2017)
Member, Veterans Advisory Committee, Congressional District CA-41 (2012–2014)
Chairperson, Pedley Elementary School Site Council (2006–2001)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes - AD60
  • Riverside County Office of Education Board Member, Dr. Wendel Tucker
  • Jurupa Valley City Councilman Brian Berkson

Elected Officials (2)

  • Congressman Mark Takano - CA41
  • State Senator Richard Roth - SD31

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Top Priority is Increased Graduation Rates




Parent Involvement

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

a.      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

a.      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

a.      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.

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