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June 29, 2017

Aguilar Introduces Bill to Rename San Bernardino Post Office in Honor of Jack H. Brown

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the introduction of H.R. 2979, a bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown. The post office would be designated the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building” in honor of Jack H. Brown, the late Executive Chairman of the regional grocery chain Stater Bros. Markets and an impassioned Inland Empire philanthropist.

“Jack H. Brown was a staple in the Inland Empire community, both as a business leader but also as an advocate for charitable causes. From supporting our kids through the founding of the San Bernardino Boys and Girls Club, to advocating for Inland Empire veterans, to donating tens of thousands of dollars to our local law enforcement in the aftermath of the Inland Regional Center terror attack, Jack always put our families first,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “The designation of this post office, which sits in the center of San Bernardino, will remind our residents every day of his service to our community.”

Phillip J. Smith, Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets said, “We thank Congressman Aguilar for spearheading the effort for the Jack H. Brown Post Office in San Bernardino to memorialize Jack’s contributions to our region.  Jack was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family, and an advocate for the Inland Empire community for over three decades. His efforts on behalf of San Bernardino County workers and families will be carried on by those who were fortunate to know him, and we hope that through this new dedication, his name will be with us and remembered for generations to come.”

The entire California Congressional Delegation has cosponsored Congressman Aguilar’s bill.

Jack H. Brown began his career with Stater Bros. Markets in 1981 and went on to serve as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for over thirty years, during which Stater Bros. Markets became Southern California’s largest privately owned supermarket chain. Jack Brown served as a sailor in the Navy in the Pacific Fleet during the Vietnam War. He passed away in November 2016, leaving behind his wife Debbie, three daughters and seven grandchildren.

Pete Aguilar represents California’s 31st Congressional District, which includes the city of San Bernardino.