Christian Shaughnessy

Christian Shaughnessy

City Council, Ward 3, San Bernardino, CA

2024 Endorsement

Christian is a dedicated community organizer and anti-violence youth mentor born and raised in San Bernardino. As a staff liaison for the San Bernardino County Youth Advisory Board on Homelessness, he commits his full-time efforts to supporting the community. Additionally, Christian chairs San Bernardino County's Youth Coordinated Entry System on Homelessness and holds a position as a City Commissioner on the General Plan Advisory Committee.

With a passion for social advocacy, Christian has an extensive background in working with diverse groups. He served as a paid staffer for the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign, organizing immigrant workers and young voters. He also gained valuable experience as an English Teacher’s Assistant abroad for a year and contributed as a volunteer organizer for the Inland Empire’s first Starbucks union at La Quinta. Christian's involvement in the community continued through his tenure as Co-Chair of Mecha, a Chicano advocacy group at San Bernardino Valley College. Recognized for his exceptional leadership qualities, he was unanimously elected as the President of the San Bernardino County Young Democrats in 2023.

Standing out from other candidates, Christian has made a principled decision to reject contributions from Corporate PACs, developers, and billionaires. His unwavering commitment to bringing about positive change in San Bernardino is fueled by his personal experiences and a genuine desire to address the pressing issues faced by the community.