Juan was born and raised in Mount Vernon, WA. In the early 1990’s his parents left the Mexican state of Michoacán in pursuit of a better life and chose Mount Vernon as the place to raise their four children. Juan attended and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2014 and earned his Bachelors of Applied-Science degree with summa cum laude distinction in June 2020.
Involvement in the community has been crucial for Juan. He has served the city's students through Children of the Valley, participated in Mount Vernon Police Department’s Preparatory Academy in 2013, graduated from Mount Vernon Citizen’s Academy in 2017, donated his musical talents to several community events across Western Washington including concerts, dances, and festivals, and served county residents during his tenure with Skagit County Superior Court. In 2018, Juan volunteered with City Council in studying Washington’s Voting Rights Act of 2018, which ultimately spiked his interest in serving this city. In early 2021, Juan was unanimously appointed to serve as a Councilmember in Ward 1 to then be elected by the residents of Mount Vernon later that year.
Juan enjoys spending his time with his wife, family, playing musical instruments, and exercising.
In the times ahead, Juan is dedicated to respectfully serving all residents of Mount Vernon with compassion, empathy, and equity. Please do not hesitate to reach out to him or the city for any questions.