Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. is committed to the County of San Bernardino. Supervisor Baca, Jr. brings a wealth of experience and home-grown expertise to the County of San Bernardino. He was raised in the City of Rialto and attended all local public schools including Boyd Elementary, Morgan Elementary, Frisbie Junior High, and Eisenhower High School. Supervisor Baca, Jr. stayed close to the community after graduating from high school. He attended local colleges receiving his A.A. degree from San Bernardino Valley College, B.S. 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 seven-year career in law enforcement and 15 years of experience teaching in our local classrooms.
Supervisor Baca, Jr. went on to become a teacher and head coach for the softball team at Rialto High School. Teaching and coaching at Rialto High School has helped Supervisor Baca, Jr. get to know many of the young people growing up in our community and has helped him implement programs for our youth. In addition, His experience as a public-school teacher helps him foster relationships and create partnerships within our community.
Supervisor Baca, Jr. served on the Rialto City Council from 2007-2020. Prior to serving on the City Council, he was a member of the California State Assembly from 2004 through 2006. As a Councilmember, he served on the Bud Bender Ad Hoc Committee that brought to Rialto two of the only Dodger’s Dream Fields in San Bernardino County. His passion for strong communities allowed him to be appointed to the Council’s Ad-Hoc Subcommittee to help develop the design of Phase II Citywide Parks improvements.
Supervisor Baca, Jr. believes in giving back to the community that has been so good to him. He 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. His love for the County he has called home for over 50 years is shown by his regular presence at civic events throughout the Inland Empire. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for over 20 years. He has three children and three lovely grandchildren. He is a member of St. Catherine’s of Siena Catholic Church in Rialto. He is proud and thankful to the citizens for giving him the opportunity to serve the people in San Bernardino County’s 5th District.