Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Aguilar Bill to Honor Jack H. Brown Passes House of Representatives

July 16, 2018
Press Release
Aguilar Bill to Honor Jack H. Brown Passes House of Representatives

Today, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2979, a bill authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown, the former Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets and Inland Empire philanthropist. Jack Brown passed away in late 2016, and Rep. Aguilar introduced the bill last year to honor his memory.

“Jack Brown was a giant in our community, and I know that the Inland Empire misses his leadership and service,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “His commitment to making the Inland Empire a better place to live, work and raise a family was inspiring to me, and had a profound impact on countless lives in our region. Although he spent the end of his life in Redlands, Jack liked to remind people that San Bernardino was his ‘hometown.’ He was a proud graduate of San Bernardino High School, and never stopped fighting for the city that raised him. I’m proud that this bill passed today and that Jack’s name will be on the post office in the center of the hometown he loved so much.”

The Brown Family commented, “Jack loved the Inland Empire, and dedicated his life to serving San Bernardino County families. We’re grateful for this legislation, which will allow his memory to live on in the heart of San Bernardino and remind the public of his lifetime of service.”

 In addition to leading Stater Bros., one of the Inland Empire’s largest employers, Jack Brown dedicated much of his life to community service. He was the founder of the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, the Founding Chairman of the Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County and a committed supporter of Inland Empire veterans and first responders.

 Prior to the bill’s passage Rep. Aguilar delivered a speech on the House Floor, which can be viewed here. The bill is now pending before the Senate.