Jose has a proven track record of fighting for social and economic justice. As a son of Mexican immigrants, Jose saw from a young age just how hard his parents worked and the sacrifices they made to provide a better life for their family. Their struggle has shaped Jose’s life – he has dedicated himself to the service of others and is energized by the struggle for justice for working families. Jose is a board member of the Park, Recreational and Senior Advisory Board for National City, and is an advisory board member of Students for Economic Justice program with the Center on Policy Initiatives. He attended San Diego City College and San Diego State University and has a Bachelor of Arts in history.