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Israel Cortes

 Area 6 Representative (Area 6 map)

Trustee Since: December, 2020

Term Expires: December, 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, 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 2021, Trustee Cortes will serve the following schools:

Cesar Chavez Elementary (From Area 1)

Millview Elementary

Virginia Lee Rose Elementary


Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School

Mountain Vista Continuation High School

For 2021, Trustee Cortes will serve on the following Board Advisory Committees:

District English Language Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

District Athletic Advisory Committee

For 2021, Trustee Cortes will serve on the following out of district committees:

Madera County School Boards Association (MCSBA) Executive Board - Alternate

Last Modified on January 4, 2021