Jacque Casillas for Corona City Council, District 1

About Jacque

Homegrown Leader

Healthcare Advocate

Consensus Builder

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Jacque was born and raised in the Grand Boulevard circle of Corona. She grew up in a working class household with her three siblings and parents who immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico in pursuit of the American Dream. They chose to set roots in Corona because they fell in love with the community.

Jacque went to school in the award-winning CNUSD school district and earned scholarships from the local Women’s Improvement Club, Corona-Norco Teacher’s Association, and Circle City Kiwanis to attend the University of California, San Diego where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Jacque further pursued her passion for public service by earning a Masters degree in Public Policy from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Jacque began working with the community to drive civic engagement in 2008. Since then, she has led countywide voter registration efforts, personally mentored over eighty local youth, created dozens of informational community forums with experts on issues relevant to our community, and has earned a reputation as an effective and collaborative leader.

In 2016, Jacque managed the citizen-led effort to update the way we vote for our city council members to ensure every Coronan has a councilmember in their neighborhood, who lives the issues they do every day. Jacque saw this initiative from start to finish, working collaboratively with the city to inform and engage the community every step of the way.

Today, Jacque is a healthcare advocate with Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. As a nonprofit manager, she works every day to promote health equity by bridging the gap between our community and government to ensure everyone has access to basic preventive and reproductive healthcare.

Jacque has called Corona home her entire life, and lives in District 1 with her husband, Zach, and their labrador retriever, Xiao Mei. As a positive leader who believes in the value of hard work, education, and civic engagement, Jacque has been a lifelong champion for our community and believes in Corona’s future.