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Jerry Rindone has dedicated his life to public service.  After graduating from Chula Vista High School and receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at San Diego State University, Jerry began teaching high school in his home town, Chula Vista.  From 1997-2007, Jerry served as Principal at Hilltop High School where he was named “Principal of the Year” in 1999 , and “Outstanding Administrator of the Year” in 2002 and 2006.  Under Jerry’s leadership, Hilltop High School achieved the coveted designation of “California Distinguished High School” in 2005.

 Jerry’s leadership and administrative skills led him to a life of engagement with his local government.  After serving on the City Parks and Recreation Commission and the Chula Vista Library Board of Trustees,  Jerry was elected to the Chula Vista City Council in 1990, and was re-elected in 1994.  In 2000, seeing his city in need of experienced leadership, Jerry was elected to serve two additional terms on the Chula Vista City Council, where he served as the representative to the SANDAG Transportation Committee, served as Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit System, Chairman of the MTS Budget Development Committee, and played a key role in strengthening the relationship  between schools and local government.

Jerry served four years as an elected member of the San Diego County Board of Education, where he continued to pursue his passion for improving the quality of education in San Diego.  As a leader on the Board, Jerry  utilized public-private partnerships with local businesses to fund the countywide Academic Decathlon Program for the San Diego County Office of Education.  He continues to be a leader in gaining community and business support in order to make up for the constant cuts to education funding.

Jerry is also the 2013 President of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, President of the “Laurels for Leaders” Scholarship Program, served on the Crime Prevention Committee, currently serves on the Scripps Hospital Board, and the American Cancer Society, and was a charter member of the Chula Vista Historical Society.