Antonio is a lifelong San Ysidro resident. Growing up in a working class, immigrant community, Antonio learned the values of hard work and education. Antonio attended local public schools and earned a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors with a degree in philosophy and economics.
After college, Antonio returned to San Ysidro to give back to his community and help those in need. Antonio is a Director at the Imperial Beach Community Clinic, working to ensure all families, regardless of income, have access to affordable, quality healthcare. Active in his community, Antonio is a member of the San Diego Police Department’s Hiring Advisory Board, and Southern Division Community Advisory Board, the San Ysidro Planning Group and the San Ysidro Recreation Council. He volunteers regularly in the community with social service providers Hearts and Hands Working Together and Casa Familiar.