New Supervisors for San Bernardino County


(Best Syndication News) Last year’s elections ushered in two new elected officials on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors (BOS). Robert A. Lovingood was elected to the First District BOS and James Ramos replaced outgoing supervisor Neil Derry in the third district.

Lovingood took over the seat vacated by Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt who ran for Congress. Colonel Paul Cook was sworn in to the 113th House of Representatives today. Cook and Gregg Imus battled for the newly reapportioned California 8th congressional district in November.

The two new supervisors are joining Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt, and Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, who happens to be the board chairperson.

Ramos is seeking applicants to fill his third district planning commission office. The planning commission consists of one appointment from each supervisor. They work together to form a General Plan and develop future building codes. Applicants have until January 14th to submit a cover letter and resume.

Supervisors Gonzales and Ovitt formed an ad-hoc committee to choose a replacement for outgoing Sheriff Rod Hoops. The pair reviewed applicants and recommended Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to fill the unexpired term of Hoops who retired on December 31st.

McMahon’s appointment was supported by various law enforcement agencies and police chiefs.

The next election will be held on March 5th when voters choose lawmakers and policy in the communities of Chino Hills, Rialto, and Yucca Valley. In Chino Hills and Yucca Valley voters will pick new council (town) members and in Rialto they will vote on measure “W.” Their proposition W will continue the utility tax for five more years.

By: Nicole Wilson
Local Reporter

Image: 113th Congress Freshmen Class on the steps of the United States Capitol Building



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