On March 16, 2015, Jhonny Pineda was sworn-in as Huntington Park’s newest city council member.
Council Member Jhonny Pineda comes from humble beginnings growing up as a child farm worker where he learned the true meaning of hard work. At the age of 13, Jhonny immigrated to the United States to be reunited with his family in Huntington Park.
At an early age, Jhonny understood the value of obtaining an education. Jhonny was the second in his family to graduate college and the first to earn a Master’s Degree. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino with a concentration in Public Administration and a minor in Spanish Literature. In 2009, Jhonny graduated from the University of Redlands, to receive his M.A. in Business Management.
Council Member Pineda believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to get an education, get a decent job, be successful and live a decent life. This is why he continues to advocate on issues important to our community by fasting for immigration reform to make sure millions of individuals get the same opportunities this country has given Jhonny. He has held positions in various industries, including Agriculture, Education, Sports, Automobiles, Banking, and the local, state, and federal government. Most recently, Mr. Pineda served as the City of Huntington Park’s PARC and Planning Commissioner.
As a Legislative Aide for the U.S. House of Representatives, Jhonny helped hundreds of individuals with federal issues, including immigration, education, public safety, health care, access to affordable housing, and job security in underserved communities. Currently, Council Member Pineda serves as President of the California Latino Leadership Institute, a broad-based public policy, educational, and leadership development organization designed for young professionals interested in leadership development and serving their community.
On his time off from work, Council Member Pineda enjoys organizing community events, such as:
- Fundraising events for the American Cancer Society-Relay in memory of the survivors who are still here with us and those who have left us.
- Citizenship Workshops in Northern and Southern California
- DACA workshops for students
- Organize Community Resource Fairs
Ultimately, he hopes to continue his education and earn a Doctorate in Economics and explore different ways to help grow the economy.