Salt River Project
Jose “Diego” Espinoza works on the Government Relations team for the Salt River Project. Previously, he served in the Arizona House of Representatives for Legislative District 19 (LD19). LD19 included residents in Avondale, Tolleson and West Phoenix. In addition to proudly serving in the state legislature, Representative Espinoza’s professional career includes prior public service as a Council Member and Vice Mayor of Tolleson, Arizona and owning and operating a successful small business. Over the years, Representative Espinoza has served on numerous boards and commissions including: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Board of Hispanic Caucus (Chair), Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, National League of Cities and Towns, National Council for La Raza.
In 2007, Representative Espinoza opened Fuego Bar & Grill. His talents in marketing strategies, team building, and business administration has allowed the business to grow substantially over the years. As a pride point for Tolleson, Arizona, Representative Espinoza ensures this restaurant provides opportunities to give back to the community by hosting numerous events throughout the year.
To compliment his professional career, Representative Espinoza has earned a Total Quality Management Certificate, an Associate of Arts in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and is a proud graduate of Hispanic Leadership Institute-West and Leadership West.