Jonathan is a progressive advocate who prioritizes increasing diverse representation through policy and public service. He is running for Arlington County Board to bring diverse voices and perspectives to the decision-making table. His policy priorities are centered around small business opportunities, climate resiliency, housing access and affordability, sustainable infrastructure and transportation, and inclusive communities. With nearly 1 in 5 Arlingtonians identifying as Latino, 2 in 5 being millennials, and 3 in 5 being renters, it is crucial for the 5-person County Board to have diverse representation when making policy on behalf of nearly 250,000 residents within 26 square miles. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jonathan's family immigrated to the U.S. in search of opportunities. Jonathan’s professional and personal achievements have focused on social good and people-centered policies that enhance diverse representation from international development practices to local activism.
He has experience guiding policy decisions made by community leaders, local and state officials, and the White House. Jonathan is a double graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and McCourt School of Public Policy and a graduate of UVA’s Sorensen Institute. He has successfully led local, statewide, and national efforts on behalf of the Democrats most notably through the Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia (DLOV). In 2021, Jonathan was appointed by Governor Northam as an inaugural member of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. Jonathan and his husband, Juan, are proud to call Arlington home, from Ballston, Rosslyn, to Pentagon City.