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City of ClovisCandidate for City Council

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Jose "Joe" Flores

Councilmember/Police Chief
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protecting the Clovis Way of Life by keeping Clovis a safe, clean and the best place to raise a family in Fresno County.
  • Maintaining the small town character of Clovis while growing in smart and efficient manner.
  • Delivering city services promptly and effectively while protecting our resident's tax dollars.



Profession:ClovIs Councilmember / Chief of Police SCCCD PD
Chief of Police, State Center Community College District Police Department, State Center Community College District (2017–2019)
Councilmember, Clovis City Council — Elected position (1999–2019)


National University Masters in Public Administration, Leadership, Budgeting, Human Relations, Labor Negotiations, Local Government Strategies, and Organizational Management. (2004)

Community Activities

Board Member, Latino Water Coalition (2000–2019)
Rotarian Member, Clovis Rotary Club (2002–2019)
Retired Fresno County Sheriff's Captain, Rotarian, Latino Water Coalition, 30 years; Fresno Sheriff's Office, Clovis Rotary Club, (1983–2013)
Retired Fresno County Sheriff's Captain, Fresno County Sheriff's Office (1983–2013)


While growing up in Clovis, I learned the importance of hard-work, protecting our tax dollars and supporting local businesses while working for my parent's restaurant in Old Town Clovis. 


I am a lifelong resident of Clovis and a product of Clovis Unified Schools. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Organizational Development at Fresno Pacific University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Administration from National University. I retired from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office as a Captain after 30 years of service. I continue to protect the citizens of Fresno County as the Police Chief for State Center Community College District Police Department. I have been a public servant for 40 years.


I was first elected to the Clovis City Council in 1999.  I have twenty years of experience on the Clovis City Council. During that time, I have served twice as Clovis' Mayor and have represented Clovis on many Boards and Committees. I have been married to Shelley Salazar-Flores for 28 years.  She and I have two sons; Joe and Miguel, and a daughter; Milena.  I have one grandson, Joe.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)


Elected Officials (9)

  • Jerry Cook, Clovis Business and Civic Leader
  • Nathan Magsig, Fresno County Board of Supervisor District 5
  • Steve Brandau, Fresno City Councilmember, District 2
  • Vong Mouanoutoua, Clovis City Councilmember
  • Lynne Ashbeck, Clovis City Councilmember
  • Betsy Sandoval, Clovis Unified School District, Trustee Area 6
  • Deborah Ikeda, State Center Community College District, Clovis Area 6 Trustee
  • Fresno County Sheriff, Margaret Mims
  • Chris Casado, Clovis Unified School District, Trustee Area 7

Individuals (2)

  • Bill Smittcamp, Clovis Business and Civic Leader
  • Former Fresno County Sheriff, Steve Magarian

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