I am a 32-year-old Latina, and Fontana is my home. Born and raised in SoCal, I’ve had family in South Fontana for almost 30 years. I’ve watched our city change and grow, more than doubling in size during that time.

Three years ago, I became an organizer and activist in my community because I realized that the people of my community deserve better.

For too long I was disillusioned with politics. I felt as though nothing that I could do as an individual mattered and that nothing would ever change. In talking to my neighbors and peers, I know I was not alone in thinking this. In 2015 that changed for me. I joined the Bernie Sanders grassroots campaign and connected with the community like never before. I was knocking on my neighbors’ doors, holding meetings at a local pizza spot, and listening to the stories of the people around me. We had many differences, but we also shared the same struggles.

Last year, the city of Fontana moved to district elections and I am running in District 4 because I believe that the district, and this city, deserves better. The people in my community deserve cleaner air, good-paying jobs, responsible development, and affordable places to live. I heard many of these things and more over the last three years. What we need to move forward together is to have a truly representative voice on our City Council. All my experiences have lead me to this point—where I can be a true reflection of my community and a voice for the people.

Please help my campaign, and my community, by donating today. Every little bit helps and will push us closer to victory in November.

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I'm supporting Glenda Barillas because I feel she is the type of young, dynamic leader the city of Fontana desperately needs to have on the city council! #MovingForwardTogether”

October 25, 2018

12 Days!


The end is in sight; we have 12 more days until the election.

We've worked hard to get here, but we're not done yet! We've identified so many voters - including some that have never been engaged in politics before. It has been a great pleasure to see community members light up when they realize they can elect a champion for the community. The task before us now is to get these voters, both old and new, to the polls.

We are making a final fundraising push to reach these voters, either at the door with paid canvassers, on the phones, by mail, or a combination of methods. This is only possible with your help. If you've donated before, please consider making another donation. If you haven't, now is the time. Or share my link to friends and family. Every donation is important, even donating your time. We are always open to volunteers.

We couldn't be here without you. Your support has been everything, thank you.

September 24, 2018

Making Progress!

First and foremost, thank you to each and every one of you who has donated to this campaign! We literally couldn't do this without you. 

This campaign has always been about the people - whether it's our grassroots efforts powered by the people, being funded by the people, or amplifying the voices of the people - and I am humbled by all of the support that we've received. It is wonderful to know that our message is truly resonating with folks.

I wanted to take a moment and give you all an update on the campaign. With your help, we've raised over $8,000 from dozens of supporters like you. We've been able to feed our volunteers, buy campaign literature, compensate campaign staff, buy lawn signs, fund meet & greets, and soon I will purchase my first round of mailers. I would like to emphasize, again, that none of this would be possible without you.

We continue moving forward in Fontana because we have the support of the people.  As we head into the last full month before the election, please consider making another donation - no matter the amount - as we ramp up our field program. Or please share our message with others that want to help make a difference by funding a grassroots campaign.

The future of Fontana depends on it... it depends on us, Thank you!

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!