CPF District 1 represents the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial and Orange.

Former Local 3757 President eyes Seat on Corona Council


For more than three decades, Jim Steiner served the citizens of Corona as a first responder and president of Corona Firefighters, Local 3757. 

Now, he’s hoping to serve them as their newest City Council member. 

Earlier this year, Steiner, who recently retired from the Corona Fire Department after 31 years of service, announced his candidacy for Corona’s 4th District City Council seat, launching a bid that draws heavily on his long history of public service and community involvement.

“The city of Corona deserves strong leadership that listens to residents it serves,” Steiner said. “I believe that, as part of the Corona City Council, I can work with existing leadership to make our city a better place.”

Steiner is no stranger to Corona politics, having honed his skills in collaborative leadership first as Local 3757’s politics director, then as a long stint as president that saw him become one of the state’s most stalwart labor leaders, one that, in 2016, was recognized by California Professional Firefighters with the Dallas Jones Award for Political Action. 

Steiner’s history of community service and recognition also extends well beyond the labor movement. 

Due to his work in the community, he has been recognized as the Corona Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year for 2003 and 2010, 2011; Ira D. Calvert Distinguished Service; 2013 UNITY Award for Community Service; 2014 Corona Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year; 2015 Corona-Norco Day of the Child – Champion of Young Children and 2016 American Diabetes Association “Father of the Year.”

“Jim Steiner was the model for local labor leader’s over the course of his career,” said CPF President Lou Paulson. “We wish him the best in his upcoming campaign, and encourage locals up and down California to stand behind Brother Steiner as he begins the latest chapter in his long history of public service.

Additional information about Steiner’s campaign for City Council can be found at www.jimsteinerforcorona.com.