Joe Montes is running for CA-01 against Congressman Doug LaMalfa. Apparently, the Congressman is losing his grip on the district and several within it are getting restless.
Joe is a business development specialist, attorney, and experienced senior executive in Chico. Joe served his community as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and is a former Washington Administrative Law Judge. He is well-known for his innovative decision-making, efficiency, leadership, and ability to bring divided parties together. Joe is deeply committed to his community and serves as a volunteer on various boards and committees. Joe cares about children and is a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley. He is a founding member and Judge of the Chico Youth Court, a diversion program designed to guide juvenile offenders away from crime and destructive behavior, and bring accountability and change to their lives. He and his wife Cindy are the proud parents of Alexander and Maggie, their two rescue cats.
• Business Experience. Joe is the General Manager of AAA Properties, a Chico-based property management firm with residential and commercial properties located primarily in Chico and the surrounding area. He also has oversite authority over the Hotel Diamond and other properties owned by Wayne Cook. Joe is also a former executive with Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services (J.A.M.S.), the nation’s largest for-profit arbitration and mediation firm. While with J.A.M.S. he specialized in judicial recruitment, market acquisition, and business development.
• Academic Accomplishments. Joe graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento. He is a graduate of the California Military Academy, and received his Juris Doctor degree from U.C.L.A. School of Law.
• Military Service. Joe is a veteran of both the California Air National Guard and the Army National Guard. He is a graduate of the California Military Academy and has been a member of the American Legion for twenty-three years.
• Honors and Distinctions:
Founding Member – Chico Youth Court
Board Member – Stairways Programming
Board Member – Downtown Chico Business Association
Member – Washington State Bar Association
Member and former Province President – Phi Delta Phi International Legal Society
Member – Golden Key National Honor Society, CSU, Sacramento
Former Board Member – Washington Administrative Law Judge’s Association
Former Board Member – Farmers Political Action Committee
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
Honored Member of the American Registry of Outstanding Professionals
International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs
National Who’s Who of Business Leaders