Dan Flores, who will be running for supervisor in San Bernardino County's 5th District in 2020, announced on July 23 that he had raised $262,000 for his campaign.
Flores is a board member of the Colton Joint Unified School District and has been the chief of staff to 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales since 2005.
Gonzales will be termed out of office next year. Her district includes the eastern part of Fontana.
Flores, a Colton native, launched his campaign for supervisor earlier this year with the full support of Gonzales. His campaign said Flores ended the June reporting period with cash on hand of more than $200,000.
“I am from the Fifth District, and I am proud to raise my three children in the same neighborhood where I grew up," Flores said in a statement. "Through hard work, determination, and with the help of financial aid, I was the first generation in my family to graduate from college. I’m running for Supervisor to make sure that San Bernardino County provides residents with the opportunity to earn a good living, offers great education and workforce options, and builds a better future for the next generation.”
As a member of the Colton Joint Unified School District board, and as past president, Flores has worked with his colleagues to expand educational opportunities and improve facilities for students within the district, including construction of a new Bloomington High School Stadium, renovation of the Colton High School Memorial Stadium, and renovation of the Colton Middle School soccer field.
He has 15 years of experience with the county and has helped develop new housing for seniors and families in the 5th District, as well as the Bloomington Library and the Baker Family Learning Center in Muscoy.