Welcome to the Fifth District
Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. is committed to the County of San Bernardino. He is a 48-year resident of San Bernardino County, attending Rialto schools and graduating as an Eisenhower Eagle Class of 1987. Joe has been a teacher at Rialto High School. He was also the Head Coach of the Rialto High School softball team. He is proud of the success his players have had under his leadership, including winning league championships in 2013 and 2015. Teaching and coaching at Rialto High School has helped Supervisor Baca get to know many of the young people growing up in our community and has helped him implement programs to help our youth. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 18 years. He has three children and three lovely grandchildren. He is a member of St. Catherine’s of Siena Catholic Church in Rialto.
Supervisor Baca has served on the Rialto City Council since 2006. Prior to serving on the City Council, he was a member of the California State Assembly. Infrastructure improvement and service to the community are passions of Supervisor Baca. As a Councilman he has served on the Bud Bender Ad Hoc Committee which brought to Rialto two of the only Dodger’s Dream Fields in San Bernardino County. As a Councilman he served on the Ad Hoc Committees for Frisbie Park Project and Cactus/Randall Park Project. His passion for strong communities allowed him to be appointed to the Council Ad-Hoc Subcommittee to help develop the design of Phase II Citywide Parks improvements. In addition, Joe’s experience as a public-school teacher helps him foster relationships and create partnerships while serving as a liaison for local school programs.
Supervisor Baca brings a wealth of experience and home-grown expertise to the County of San Bernardino. As he was raised in the City of Rialto, he attended local schools, including Boyd Elementary, Morgan Elementary, Frisbie Junior High, as well as Eisenhower High School. During his childhood, he was a regular participant in various youth activities, such as basketball and baseball in our community, activities that left a lasting impression on him. Supervisor Baca’s strong presence and support for our youth programs and park services in the city of Rialto come from those experiences as he enjoyed participating in many of those same programs in his youth.
Supervisor Baca stayed close to the community after graduating from high school. He attended our local colleges receiving his AA degree from San Bernardino Valley College, BS degree from Cal State San Bernardino, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino, and a second master’s degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. His educational experience is supplemented with a six-year career in law enforcement and 15 years of experience teaching in our local classrooms, as well as his service in the California State Assembly from 2004 through 2006, where he is proud to have had nine bills signed by the Governor. He worked hard on a variety of issues he felt important to our state, including veteran benefits, education, public safety, and local government improvements, including downtown revitalization efforts.
Supervisor Baca believes in giving back to the community that has been so good to him. Since he was elected to the Rialto City Council, Supervisor Baca has worked diligently to increase funding for senior programs, implement after-school programs for our youth, and increase funding for the Police and Fire Departments to help make Rialto a safe city for its residents. Supervisor Baca’s love for the County he has called home for 48 years is shown by his regular presence at civic events throughout the Inland Empire. He is proud to serve San Bernardino County’s Fifth District, and thankful to the citizens for giving him the opportunity to serve the county he calls home.