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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de San BernardinoCandidato para Alcalde

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John Valdivia

San Bernardino City Councilman
19,155 votos (52.51%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Safety: An unsafe community cannot be successful. As Mayor, I will fully support our police department; improve officer recruitment; and put more of our personnel on patrol throughout the community. We must also work to reduce Homelessness.
  • Prosperity: I’m committed to implementing a Job Creation Plan that will make San Bernardino an All-America city once again. We need a Mayor who’s focused on creating jobs, helping our businesses grow and raising incomes for our families.
  • Opportunity: The most effective social program is a good paying job! We must create meaningful economic partnerships with our local Universities, Colleges and Hospitals to provide better career pathways for our people.



President and CEO, AADVANTAGE COMMUNICATIONS LLC (2017–current)
Councilman, City of San Bernardino — Cargo elegido (2012–2018)
Chairman, Community Development Block Grant, City of San Bernardino — Cargo designado (2016–2018)
Pharmaceutical Industry (Healthcare, Bio-Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals), Amgen & Various in Previous Years (1999–2017)
Pharmaceutical Industry (Healthcare, Bio-Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals), Amgen & Various in Previous Years (1999–2017)
Mayor Pro Tem, City of San Bernardino — Cargo elegido (2016–2017)
Chairman -- Community Development Block Grant, City of San Bernardino — Cargo designado (2012–2014)
Chairman, Public Safety Committee, City of San Bernardino — Cargo designado (2012–2013)

Actividades comunitarias

Board Member, Little League (2015–current)
League Treasuer, Little League Association (2016–2017)
Former Board Member--Youth Drug Prevention and Counseling, CASA De San Bernardino (2009–2013)


OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT STATEMENT: "Now is the time to forge a new direction and blaze a new trail. The people of San Bernardino deserve results, not more excuses,” said John Valdivia.

“I want to serve as Mayor to forge a new path for success for the great community where I was born and raised,” continued Valdivia. “As a Councilman, I fought hard to attract new jobs and improve city services in the 3rd Ward. As Mayor, I will bring this same proven leadership to fight for all the residents of San Bernardino.”

“There is no question that our senior citizens, our working families, our business community and those that have fallen on hard times need better city services. “We need a new Mayor who is able to unite our community and engage residents."

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Stephen Matich, President/CEO Matich Corporation
  • Dorence C. Dominguez, Chairman of the Vanir Group of Companies

Funcionarios electos (7)

  • Bob Duttion, San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk & Former State Senator
  • Council Member Issac Suchil, City of Colton
  • Council Member Andy Carrizales, City of Rialto
  • Council Member Benito Barrios, City of San Bernardino
  • Council Member Bessine Littlefield Richard, City of San Bernardino
  • Mayor Pro Tem Henry Nickel, City of San Bernardino
  • Council Member Jesse Armendariz, City of Fontana

Individuos (2)

  • Lynette Kaplan, 5th Ward Resident
  • John Hillman, NENA Neighborhood Leader & 7th Ward Resident

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

“Councilman Valdivia will bring strong business savvy to the office of Mayor,” said Bob Dutton, the San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk. “I’m proud to endorse his candidacy to lead San Bernardino.”

“John has the passion, energy and dedication to make a difference for our city,” said Westside City Councilwoman Bessine Littlefield Richard. “He will empower communities that have been ignored for too long at City Hall.”

“Councilman Valdivia is an independent leader who focuses on getting the job done,” stated Central San Bernardino Councilman Benito Barrios. “That’s exactly the kind of public servant we need in the Mayor’s Office.”

“John has the ability to attract regional investors and employers that will help to build a stronger economic foundation for our City,” stated North San Bernardino Councilman Henry Nickel.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive the support of so many respected and diverse community leaders,” said Valdivia. “It demonstrates the community’s hunger for new leadership.

Videos (5)

Video includes testimonials of community members that have experienced--first hand--Councilman John Valdivia's work  & results in the community.

— September 24, 2018 Valdivia For Mayor 2018 FPPC #1397089

John Valdivia plants news trees on National Arbor Day in San Bernardino CA. Joined with his wife and 2 children, along with community members, Valdivia higlights the need to give back to San Bernardino and make it a great place to live, play and work.


Ballots Arrive Soon--IF you are absentee voter, ballots arrive as early as October 13, 2018. Have you returned your mail in ballot?? If not, mark it John Valdivia For Mayor and return it immediately.

Go to the polls on Election Day--November 6, 2018

— September 24, 2018 Valdivia For Mayor Campaign

Brief video on business opportunities here in San Bernardino and WHY John will bring businesses back to his hometown . . .Elect John Valdivia For Mayor on November 6, 2018. Ballots arrive soon in your mailbox. Visit

Absentee Ballots arrive soon . . have you returned yours today? Vote for Change on Tuesday Nov 6, 2018 !

— September 25, 2018 Valdivia For Mayor Campaign

Tired of the same old excuses coming from current leadership at SB City Hall? Elect John Valdivia as Mayor in November 2018 and listen to his commitment to turn SB around with his passionate and visionary stance on police and safety.

Absentee Ballots arrive soon . . Vote for Change and New Leadership at City Hall . . Vote John Valdivia For Mayor. 

Learn WHY John Valdivia is running for mayor and his priorties as he assumes the leadership role at City Hall. Vote John Valdivia on Nov 6 2018 . . . mark and return your ballot today!!

Ballots arrive soon in the mail . . return your ballot today!

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