Teresa is a second-generation Southern Californian daughter of a Korean War Vet and retired Teamster. She is a mother of 4 and 4 grandchildren.
In 1992 her family moved to San Bernardino. Vowing that her children would not fall through the cracks, she became a candidate for the San Bernardino City Unified School District and won in 2001.
Teresa has been a small business owner most of her adult life. She found a love for serving her community and assisting underserved populations. Organizations she has served: Council PTA President over San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce, President of Belvedere Neighborhood Association, San Bernardino Assistance League, San Bernardino Symphony, San Bernardino Mexican Sinfonia, San Bernardino Chapter Against Drunk Drivers, San Bernardino Women’s Club, San Bernardino Rotary, Advisor for Rotary Life. In addition, she serves her church and focuses on community outreach and mission work.
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After being elected to San Bernardino City Unified School District for 10 years, 4th largest School District in California, Teresa received a wealth of experiences. Teresa was appointed to be a delegate to Sacramento and Washington representing the San Bernardino region. She also participated personally in two successful capital improvement bonds. Later, she was appointed to work personally on the public-private projects that would benefit 64,000 students, 6,500 employees, community, homeowners and businesses. She promoted local small business and union trades to benefit from the capital improvement bonds. Teresa was also supported by SBCUSD’s police department.
Her experience in business, public works, development, infrastructure, large budgets, and working side by side with legal support has prepared her to be one of the best for this seat. Her knowledge on state and federal surpasses no one. She understands the process to safeguard the public’s tax dollars, eminent domain, Mello-Roos, city, state and federal operations Going the extra mile means working out of the box with education, businesses, churches and community through building programs and networks that bring the community together and strengthen relationships.
After closing her construction management outreach business in 2007, in 2011 she started Bethel Estate Sales, a business that liquidates assets for properties throughout the County and surrounding areas. Teresa has maintained her business and employees in these unprecedented times. At 55, she enjoys her children, grandchildren, church, business and community.
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