Thank you for visiting the webpages for 5th District, San Joaquin County. Here you can find some biographical information
about me, my board and committee assignments, a map outlining the boundaries of 5th District, some news highlights, and
other items. The 5th District covers portions of south San Joaquin County, including Tracy, Mountain House, half of Manteca,
a portion of Lathrop, and associated unincorporated areas. For people coming from Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, 5th
District is the gateway to San Joaquin County. Please take a moment and learn about the advantages of being located here
in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin County is a great place to live, raise a family, locate a business, or just to visit. The county is located in
the San Joaquin Valley and is crisscrossed by major highways heading north, south, east, and west, making it easy to
travel to the mountains, to the Pacific Ocean, or to any other favorite California destination. What’s more, San Joaquin
County is a destination in and of itself. There is plenty to do right here, including water skiing or fishing on the
Delta, seeing a minor league baseball game with the Stockton Ports or hockey game with the Thunder, wine tasting of award
winning wines at our numerous wineries, experiencing the arts at the Tracy Grande Theater, inner tubing down the Mokelumne
River, seeing the animals at Micke Grove Zoo, or enjoying one of our many seasonal festivals.
San Joaquin County offers businesses a unique locational advantage for sourcing agricultural production, site specialized
manufacturing operations, and low cost distribution to North American and Asian markets with backhaul opportunities.
The Port of Stockton and Stockton Metropolitan Airport, as well as the Union Pacific and BNSF Inter-Modal truck to rail
services, offer businesses the transportation flexibility to take advantage of a wide range of business expansion opportunities
in a region that is projected to double in population in the next 30 years.
Located adjacent to Silicon Valley, San Joaquin County is also linked to the world’s greatest technology economy. We call
ourselves “Greater Silicon Valley.” High Technology companies such as Amazon, Tesla, and FedEx have recently located
advanced distribution and production within San Joaquin County in such strategic locations as Tracy, Lathrop, and Manteca.
We invite you to join us and “grow” your business opportunities in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin County boasts several opportunities for higher education. We are home to the Tigers of the University of the
Pacific (one of the oldest private institutions on the west coast), Humphrey’s School of Business and Law, San Joaquin
Delta College, and California State University Stanislaus, Stockton Campus. There are also a considerable number of trade
schools throughout the county.
We have exceptional school districts. Kimball High School ranked in the top 27 percent of the nation’s high schools in the
2013 U.S. News & World Report for strong state test performance by students. Tracy High School and Wanda Hirsch Elementary
School have been named California Distinguished School’s in recent years. And, nearly 91 percent of high school students
at Tracy Unified graduate with a high school diploma and go on to four-year universities. In August of 2014, Lammersville
Unified School District, which serves the town of Mountain House, opened Mountain House High School and Altamont Elementary
School. The District invested resources of $130,000,000 to develop these technology based school’s that will serve this
community’s youth well into the future.
San Joaquin County is one of the most agriculturally rich regions in California. Consistently, San Joaquin County leads the
state in the production value of apples, asparagus, cherries, grain corn and walnuts. In 2013, our gross value of economic
activity attributable to agricultural production was estimated at $2,976,000,000. You’ll want to stop at one of our many
roadside fruit stands to enjoy fresh produce from a local farm. Our county has also become known as one of California's
leading premium wine districts. You can find wineries located from Tracy to Lodi, which has made us a popular destination
As you can see, there is much to do in San Joaquin County. You are sure to find it a desirable place to live, work, play,
and raise a family.
As the San Joaquin County 5th District Supervisor, my priorities are to enhance public safety, promote economic development
to improve our local economy and bring family wage jobs to our county, protect our agricultural industry, and ensure
fiscal responsibility in our County financial affairs.