William Molinari moved to Montebello with his family in 1950. He is a product of Montebello schools and a graduate of Fullerton Community College. From 1962 to 1965 he served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers in Alaska. Upon being discharged from the Army, he received his General Contractor’s License and in 1982 assumed responsibility for his father’s electrical contracting business.
He began his career in public office in April of 1982 when he was elected to the office of City Council and served as a member until 1987. He was again elected to the City Council in November of 1989, 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2006. During this time, he has held the seat as Mayor 7 times.
He is a member of the Kiwanis Club and the American Legion. He has served on the YMCA Board of Directors, St. Benedicts Parent Teacher Board of Directors, and the Parents’ Committee of Boy Scout Troop 476. In addition, he is the founder and cornerstone for the creation of the Montebello Community Gang Diversion Task Force whose focus is on providing positive alternatives for at-risk youth in the community.
He and his wife Antoinette are the proud parents of twins, Monica and William, Jr.