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Fontana Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Bobbi Chavarria

6,717 votes (11.09%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase parental involvement with schools serving as resource and community centers that give parents & students the tools for success
  • Create healthy learning environments by implementing significant portions of the Dignity in Schools campaign's Model School Code to fulfill the full potential of children and youth in our community.
  • Expand opportunities for kids after graduation such as vocational training, college, or other pathways to career



Profession:Businesswoman, Mother, Community Organizer
Accounting, Otto Instruments (2016–current)
Delegate, Democratic National Convention — Elected position (2016–current)
Committee Member, San Bernardino Democratic Central Commitee — Elected position (2016–current)
Data Campaign Consultant, Self-Employed (2010–2015)
Assembly Delegate, CA Democratic Party State Convention — Elected position (2012–2014)
Head Organizer, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, California (2007–2009)
Ind. Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics (2004–2006)


Skadron Business College Certificate, Business Technology & Accounting (1991)

Community Activities

Co-Founder, Chief Organizer, Catalina's List (2012–current)
Volunteer, GROW Fontana (2010–current)
Executive Political Committee Member, San Gorgonio Chapter, Sierra Club (2016–current)
Volunteer Organizer, Inland Empire DoPeace & Nonviolence Alliance (2006–current)


Bobbi Jo Chavarria has been involved in human rights and peace activism since joining the campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding in 2006.  That decision has changed the direction of her professional career. Retiring from a long-time career in direct sales and management, Bobbi Jo turned her focus to global issues of peace, conflict-resolution and nonviolence.

In 2012, Bobbi Jo co-founded Catalina's List, an organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting and training progressive women for civic engagement and political work, including running for office. Bobbi Jo has served as data and campaign consultant on several issue and candidate campaign centered around peacebuilding and education funding.

Before her political activism began in earnest, Chavarria operated a successful home-based business, and has extensive experience in sales and marketing, accounting, computer technology, data processing, graphic design and customer service. Her work experience also includes knowledge gained in the truck and rail goods movement industry, as a staff member of a local governing district, and a geotechnology firm. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Bernardino County Young Democrats

Organizations (5)

  • Sierra Club Political Committee, San Gorgonio Chapter
  • United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1167 (UFCW)
  • EVOLVE California
  • Inland Empire - Our Revolution
  • Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

Individuals (2)

  • Eloise Reyes, Attorney and Community Advocate
  • Carlos Uribe, Board President , Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation

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