About Nelson


Community Impact

Nelson’s successful tenure as a Fresno County Board of Education Trustee has included many initiatives that work toward preparing our students to succeed in the 21st Century:

  • Supporting the new Career Technical Education High School located in District 7. (Learn more at ctec.fcoe.org)
  • Spearheading Dual Immersion programs to keep our students competitive in the global economy
  • Hosting Fresno’s Career Technical Education Summit in partnership with Fresno City College and Fresno Unified School District
  • All while responsibly managing a budget of $140 million at the Fresno County Office of Education

Nelson is dedicated to bringing his efforts to City Hall on behalf of our district, in order to have an even greater impact in our community.


Community Commitment

Nelson Esparza is a local Economics Instructor at Fresno City College, where he educates hundreds of Fresno’s future business leaders each year. His commitment to our community is reflected in his dedication to ensuring Fresno continues to have an educated workforce for decades to come. Additionally, Nelson is an active volunteer in our community, working with organizations that serve our youth and move Fresno forward.


Community Values

Nelson Esparza is a committed public servant born and raised in the Central Valley. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Riverside. He believes that our community has a proud history of opportunity and perseverance- and will always look out for his middle-class and working-class neighbors who are the foundation of what makes Fresno such a special place to live.