Candidate for: United States Representative, CA 31st District
Party: Democratic Party
Office: United States Representative since 2015
Previous office: Mayor of Redlands (2012–2014)
Peter Rey “Pete” Aguilar (born June 19, 1979) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for California’s 31st Congressional District. A Democrat, he served as the Mayor of Redlands, California from 2010 to 2014 and as the President of the Inland Empire Division of the League of California Cities. Aguilar served on the Redlands City Council from 2006 until his election to Congress.
Aguilar was born in Fontana, California and grew up in a working-class family in San Bernardino, California. He attended the University of Redlands, where he graduated with degrees in Government and Business Administration. He has lived in Redlands, California since 1997, with his wife Alisha. Together they have two sons.
Aguilar began his career in public service in 2001 when California Governor Gray Davis appointed him Deputy Director of the Inland Empire Regional Office of the Governor, eventually becoming the Interim Director. In 2006, Aguilar became the youngest member of the Redlands City Council in the city’s 126-year history when five council members, Democrat and Republican, picked him out of 11 candidates to fill an open seat. He was elected a year later, his first election. His fellow council members appointed him mayor in 2010 and again in 2012. As Mayor, Aguilar was regarded for his professionalism, leadership during difficult financial times, balancing the city budget while building financial reserves, road improvements, government transparency, and fair treatment of municipal employees. Aguilar served as mayor and councilman until December 2014.
- Location California
- Listing categories House of Representatives, Political Representatives
- Website http://aguilar.house.gov/
- Phone (202) 225-3201 (909) 890-4445
Washington, DC Office
1223 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3201
Fax: (202) 226-6962
685 E. Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 890-4445
Fax: (909) 890-9643