Sal Quintero was born and raised in Fresno, and has lived in District 3 since he was was 3 years old. Having attended local schools and graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School, gave Sal a deep appreciation for Fresno's diverse community, its rich history, and its bright future.
After attending Fresno City College in 1968, Sal was employed by Berven Rug Mills in its Varidye Division and eventually was promoted to the position of foreman, supervising approximately 120 employees. In 1974, Sal was involved in a partnership with his brother John, owning commercial property, and apartments. In 1984, Sal started his own marketing consulting company, focusing on non-profit health centers, ballot initiatives, and political campaigns.
In 1995, Sal was elected to the Fresno City Council, representing District 5, where he served the people of Southeast Fresno for eight years. Sal served two 4 year terms, making Fresno history by being the first incumbent Councilmember to run unopposed for re-election. In 1997, Sal was elected the first Council President under the newly formed city's strong Mayor form of Government. After his terms ended, in 2003 Sal, served as Chief of Staff to the new City Councilmember for District 5. In the 2010 general election Sal made history by being the first under term limit rules to win his old seat. He went on to win 2014 re-election. Sal began serving as the Fresno County Board of Supervisors District 3 on January 3, 2017.
Throughout his life Sal has been passionate about his community, and been a dedicated servant who always listens to the people of the district and goes out of his way to help solve their issues.