Mayor, City of Covina
Jorge is the son of Mexican immigrant parents who instilled in him a deep commitment to his community. His mother Veronica immigrated to the United States from Mexico as a child, and his father, Jorge, immigrated at the age of 21. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona University where he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor degree in Communications Studies. He is the past President of the Covina Lions Club, past Director for the Charter Oak Education Foundation, and a member of several other organizations.
In 2013, Jorge was elected to the Covina City Council, making him the youngest Latino ever to hold elected office in Covina. In 2017, he was selected to be the Chairman of the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority where he oversees groundwater quality management programs to remediate groundwater contamination and assist in preventing future contamination efficiently until his term ends on December 31st, 2021.
He currently serves as Regional Councilmember for the 33rd District for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Chairman of SCAG's Community, Economic and Human Development Committee where they study problems, programs, and other matters which pertain to the regional issues of community, economic and human development and growth in Southern California.
Jorge worked as a Senior Field Deputy for the California State Legislature and was responsible for handling a wide variety of issues, including public safety, water, transportation, elections, entertainment, and housing.
Today he is now a local real estate agent and a public affairs consultant.
Jorge has been married to his wife Alma since 2015, and they have a young daughter, Matilda.