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Jack's Background

An American Story

Jack Guerrero's journey from a Mexican immigrant family to a prominent figure in California politics is a testament to the American dream and his unwavering dedication to overcoming challenges.

Born to hardworking Mexican Catholic immigrant parents who started as farmworkers and later transitioned to factory work in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, Jack's early years were marked by the hardships of poverty, gang-ridden neighborhoods, and struggling public schools. Faced with these challenges, Jack harbored a deep determination to break free from the cycle of poverty and create a better life for his family.

In an extraordinary display of resilience, Jack enrolled at university at the age of 15 to supplement his high school education. This marked the beginning of a remarkable academic journey that would see him graduate from two of the most prestigious institutions in the United States—Harvard and Stanford Universities—and embark on a successful career in finance and economics at the highest levels of corporate organizations. Later, he served as Mayor of his hometown -- lowering taxes, exposing corruption, and introducing the greatest government reform measures in the region.

His journey from a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles to the hallowed halls of academia, to Wall Street and banking careers, to the Mayorship of his hometown, and to public service endeavors at different levels of government, exemplifies the opportunities that America affords to those with the drive to succeed. Jack's story is a tribute to the transformative power of education and hard work in shaping one's destiny, a narrative that is uniquely possible in a country that values merit and opportunity.

Dedicated to giving back and serving others, Jack Guerrero has emerged as a proud American patriot. His involvement in various boards of non-profit organizations and active participation in scholarship and university recruitment efforts in underprivileged communities highlight his commitment to expanding similar opportunities for others.

Now, as a prominent figure in California politics, Jack Guerrero brings a wealth of experience from both the private and public sectors. His journey serves as an inspiration not only for the immigrant community but for all individuals who believe in the transformative power of education, hard work, and a steadfast commitment to the values that make America great. Jack's ascent to prominence is not just a personal triumph but a symbol of the limitless possibilities that exist within the American landscape.


Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Harvard University

Mr. Guerrero earned his MBA from Harvard University, where his professors included Dr. Robert Merton, Nobel Laureate in Economics, and field study advisor Dr. Robert Kaplan, founder of the "Balanced Scorecard" concept used widely by corporate organizations.  While at Harvard, Mr. Guerrero's curriculum was heavily focused on financial economics and business law.

BA in Economics

Stanford University

Mr. Guerrero earned his BA in Economics from Stanford University, where Mr. Guerrero's professors included Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State; Dr. Michael Boskin, former Chair of Economic Advisors for President George H.W. Bush; and Dr. John Cogan, former Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Guerrero was also a regular political columnist with the Stanford Review newspaper, and a nationally-ranked competitive debater with the American Parliamentary Debate Association (the same debating circuit that produced U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas).


​Public sector

  • Mayor and Council Member, Cudahy, CA (Los Angeles County)

  • 2022 Republican Nominee for California State Treasurer

    • 4.5 million votes, 53% Riverside County​

  • Board Member, public interest and non-profit organizations (see below)

  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.

Private sector

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in State of California

  • Economist and Treasury professional, Banking sector

  • Former Investment Banker (series 79 and series 63)

  • Auditor and Consultant, KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP​​

    • Includes engagements with municipalities and federal agencies​

  • Corporate Development Manager, American Express Company

  • University Lecturer, Statistics & Economics

  • International work experience with corporate organizations in United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, India, and Ecuador

For Identification Purposes Only


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  • "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith

  • "Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" by David Ricardo

  • "Human Action" by Ludwig von Mises

  • "The Road to Serfdom" by Friedrich von Hayek

  • "The Constitution of Liberty" by Friedrick von Hayek

  • "Capitalism and Freedom" by Milton Friedman

  • "Free to Choose" by Milton Friedman

  • "Essays on Politics and Economics" by Milton Friedman

  • "On Classical Economics" by Thomas Sowell

  • "The Mystery of Capital" by Hernando de Soto

  • "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand

  • "Theory and History" by Ludwig von Mises

  • "The Conscience of a Conservative" by Barry Goldwater

  • "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers

  • "Ideas Have Consequences" by Richard Weaver

  • "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis

  • "The Conservative Mind" by Russell Kirk

  • "Reflections on the Revolution in France" by Edmund Burke

  • "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill

  • "The Federalist Papers"

Great Works of Influence

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