Jose Preciado – a voice for ratepayers.

Jose - a voice for ratepayersJose is a 35-year resident of San Diegoís South Bay, he grew up in the Nestor/Otay Mesa community and lives in West Chula Vista since 2006. Joseís leadership on behalf of South County residents has focused on key issues including K-12 education, higher education, high skilled jobs and vocational training, access to healthcare, affordable housing, improved public safety/community relations, comprehensive immigration reform and always improving our general quality of life in the region.

In November 2008, Jose was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Bay Irrigation District, Division #3. In 1977, the South Bay Irrigation District and the City of National City formed a joint powers authority to operate the regionís water resources. The Sweetwater Authority serves over 191,000 residents in the cities of Chula Vista, National City and the unincorporated areas of Bonita and Lincoln Acres.


Jose is a product of the San Diego County public school system having attended local schools including: Nestor Elementary School, Southwest Jr. High School and Southwest High School. He graduated from San Diego State with a Bachelors Degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. Jose has completed graduate coursework in Public Administration, Educational Research and Latin American Studies. He is now pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching.


In his 18th year at SDSU, Jose serves as Director of Academic Engagement Programs providing leadership and administrative direction for the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program, the Undergraduate Research Program, the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program, the DUS Internship Program, and the Common Experience.

Jose previously served as Director of College Readiness Programs. His main duties involved establishing academic partnerships among SDSU academic departments and local schools and districts to support student achievement. Joseís work with the San Diego County Office of Education included supporting the Foster Youth Services college opportunity program, AVID, the English Language Learners Unit and the promotion of Parent Involvement Programs.

Campus Citizenship

Jose is an elected member of the University Senate and has served on its executive committee. Jose serves on the University Senate Diversity, Equity and Outreach Committee, the University Senate Academic Resources and Planning Committee and the Campus Fee Advisory Committee.

Union Membership

Jose also serves as a campus steward for his union brothers and sisters with Academic Professionals of California. This union represents all Unit 4 Academic Support employees in California State University/SDSU.

Community Involvement

  • Elected Member of Board of Directors and President South Bay Irrigation District
  • Member of Sweetwater Authority Board of Directors
  • Chair of Sweetwater Authority Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Member of Sweetwater Authority Communications Committee
  • Member of San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors
  • Member of San Diego County Water Authority Water Planning Committee
  • Member of San Diego County Water Authority Legislation, Outreach and Conservation Committee
  • Associate member of the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee
  • Elected Delegate of the 80th Assembly District to the State of California Democratic Party
  • President and Member, Board of Directors, CSA San Diego County (501c3)
  • President, Chula Vista Democratic Club
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