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Israel Cortes

 Area 6 Representative (Area 6 map)

Board Trustee

Trustee Since: 2020

Term Expires: 2024

Trustee Israel Cortes was elected to represent area 6 in November of 2020.  

Trustee Cortes was raised in Madera. He attended Madera Unified Schools and Madera High School and graduated from Fresno State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He owns an insurance brokerage agency in Madera which he operates alongside his wife.

Trustee Cortes is married to Bertha Ruiz-Cortes and has two children attending Madera Unified schools. 

For 2023, Trustee Cortes will serve the following schools:

  • Sierra Vista Elementary
  • Virginia Lee Rose Elementary
  • Madera Technical Exploration Center
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School
  • Mountain Vista Continuation High School

For 2023, Trustee Cortes will serve on the following Board Advisory Committees:

  • Career Technical Education Committee (Alternate)
  • District English Language Learner Advisory Committee
  • Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
  • Athletic Advisory Committee (Alternate)

For 2023, Trustee Cortes will serve on the following out-of-district committees:

  • Madera County Arts Authority
Last Modified on February 28, 2023