Endorsement Sandoval & Salazar-Wibert Best for Fontana

It is rare that you find incumbents in today’s political climate worth throwing your support behind. Jesse Sandoval and Lydia Salazr-Wibert are two incumbents that have earned the opportunity to represent the residents of Fontana. Looking at the list of challengers you would think that there is a need for change but for the most part the wide range of challengers comes from frustration with what Fontana’s Mayor has done to the cities reputation and the potential purchase of a third mindless vote on Fontana city council.


Jesse Sandoval:

Jesse has lived in Fontana since 1967 and has been an elected Councilmember since 2012. Jesse has been married to his wife Mary (a school board member) for 30 years and raised 3 children and at least one grandchild. Jesse worked for the FUSD for 20 years and now works for the City of San Bernardino. Jesse has always had a reputation for being an active parent and has been involved in School Site Council and PTA. Jesse also has worked as a Commissioner for Parks & recreation, sponsorship of the annual Veteran’s Day Essay Contest and Coaching Youth Athletics. Jesse has been active with groups like Southwest Little League, Fontana Pop Warner, Jr all American Football and Fontana Girls Softball. As a councilman he is also an active part of the Senior Community in Fontana. He leads the Fontana Senior Softball Team and spends frequent hours conversing and dinning with the seniors that frequent the Fontana Community Senior Center. Jesse is a great person to re-elect as Fontana’s Councilman because he has proven over the last four years that he:

  1. Has a true open door policy.
  2. Keeps an open mind.
  3. Lends a listening ear to all community concerns.


Lydia Salazr-Wibert:

Lydia Salazar-Wibert was elected to the Fontana City Council in November 2012. Her current term will expire in November 2016.

Prior to joining the City Council, Mrs. Salazar-Wibert was an active member of the Fontana community and has been for 26 years. She served on the Parks and Recreation Commission for 11 years and has been a Fontana Police Volunteer for 17 years. Mrs. Salazar-Wibert has been an active community member supporting schools and also Veteran’s groups

Mrs. Salazar-Wibert is married with 9 children. She is employed with the Fontana Unified School District as a Child Welfare and Attendance Liaison. In her employment, she addresses the needs, welfare, and attendance of the children. With her personal and work experience with children she understands how important a supportive family is. With her knowledge of the city, she helps families needing support to find any available resources to help them thrive.

Lydia has and continues to be actively involved and participates in a number of community organizations like those listed below, but not limited to:

  • Fontana Police Volunteer 1994- Present
  • Co-Founder of Fontana Santa’s Toy Give Away 1996- Present
  • Student Attendance Review Board Member 1996- Present
  • Women’s Club Member 1997- Present
  • Gangs and Drugs Task Force member 1999- Present
  • Volunteer American Cancer Society 2000- Present
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commissioner 2003- 2010
  • American Legion Post 772 2007- Present
  • Rotary Club of Fontana Member 2007- Present
  • Fontana Kiwanis Member 2014-Present
  • Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House Advisory Member 2012-Present
  • Board of Directors Member for Marygold Condominium Association 2007- Present
  • Fontana Parks and Recreation Commissioner 1997-2008
  • School Boundary Committee Member 1996- 2006
  • Volunteer Special Olympics 1996- 2000
  • School District Advisory Committee 1996-2000
  • Fontana Community Little League Board Member 1990-2000
  • PTA, Past President, Member, Including PTA Council 5th District 1992-1999
  • VFW Post 6563 Auxiliary Lifetime Member
  • San Bernardino County Solid Waste Advisory Task (SWAT) Force
  • Housing Authority Chair

Lydia has received several awards for her outstanding volunteerism (excellence, leadership and dependability) and volunteer of the year from the Fontana Police Department. She has also been recognized as a Woman of Distinction for the 63rd Assembly District. The City of Fontana has also recognized Lydia for her contribution of volunteer work to the community.

Mrs. Salazar-Wibert is the co-founder of the Fontana Santa’s Toy Giveaway Program that has been serving thousands of Fontana children every Christmas for the last seventeen years. This community event involves hundreds of volunteers that bring Christmas joy to the families of this community.

In 2014, Mrs. Salazar-Wibert and the Fontana Unified School District started the “Make a Difference Day” in the City of Fontana. With hundreds of volunteers, they collected clothes for the Fontana Unified School District clothes closet, facilitated food collection for local churches, held a resume and application workshop for high school students, and cleaned up a local high school.

Both are a great choice for Fontana


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