Josie Gonzales, Chair,
Fifth District Supervisor, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

San Bernardino County has been home to Josie Gonzales her entire life. She lived in Colton for 20 years; then she spent the next 23 years of her life in the Del Rosa area, an unincorporated pocket of San Bernardino. In 1995 she moved to the City of Fontana where she served as a Fontana City Councilmember until her election as Fifth District Supervisor in 2004.
As a public servant she strives to promote great community pride through cooperative efforts and to build relationships on local, state and federal levels. Her "People First" philosophy is founded on bringing non-partisan resources together for the greater good of the communities she serves. She strongly believes that when we work together with the concerns and needs of the people as our priority, we can accomplish great things.
As a county representative on various boards, committees and commissions, Supervisor Gonzales works hard to find the common threads among services and programs that will help bring a healthier, enriched quality of life for her constituents. Along with her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Gonzales believes in prioritizing early learning and development of young children in order to prepare them for their educational journey. As a former Head Start parent, she believes that access to a great education from Cradle to Career is the key to achieving our Countywide Vision.

Prior to being elected, Supervisor Gonzales owned and operated a successful small business in San Bernardino County. She resides in Fontana with her husband, and enjoys spending time with her four adult children and six grandchildren.