John has spent his life building his business, Duarte Nurseries, in the Valley. John’s first office was a kitchen table and he’s no stranger to sleepless nights and serious setbacks throughout his career. But, through handwork and the abundant opportunity available to him in the Valley, John was able to build Duarte Nurseries to where it is today and has provided a thousand good-paying Valley jobs. John is not a politician – he has real-life experience and knows what it takes to get a job done. VALLEY NATIVE
Candidate, U.S. House California District 13
Since immigrating to the United States, John’s family has proudly farmed in the Valley for four generations. Today, John grows almonds, pistachios, and grapes. As a farmer, John knows that success means hard work and tough decisions if you want to stay in business. When you’re in the orchard, there is no choice but to be accountable: as John loves to say, “you can’t lie to trees and you can’t lie to your bank account.” John wants to take these values to Washington DC to teach politicians a thing or two about integrity, accountability, and work ethic.
The grandson of immigrants, John is proud to call the Valley home. John is rolling up his sleeves and running for Congress because his experience has taught him that when a problem needs to be solved, you solve it. He sees what’s happening to the Valley and has decided to quit complaining and be part of the solution. Basic necessities are becoming unaffordable for our Valley’s working families – unable to afford gasoline, groceries, and rent because of Washington’s out-of-control spending. Our canals are running dry and our farmers are suffering because career politicians are flushing the water we need out to the ocean. Our communities are less safe every day as deadly drugs and gangs steal precious lives across our small towns.
John loves the Valley and knows what a blessing it is to live in a beautiful and hardworking community. He has had enough of career politicians who don’t understand our values and way of life. John wants to see every family in the Valley reach its full potential and our Valley to thrive once again.