Three recently elected San Bernardino County Supervisors sworn into Office
(Best Syndication News) - Three recently elected San Bernardino County Supervisors were sworn into office this week. The supervisors included Josie Gonzales, Robert A. Lovingood and James C. Ramos. All three elected officials will be serving the county for the next four years.
Supervisor Gonzales will continue to represent the Fifth District. She has been on the board since 2004, and with her re-election, she will continue her service for the cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, and Fontana. Additionally, Gonzales serves the unincorporated communities of Muscoy and Bloomington.
“We now have a board that can communicate, that can discuss, that can disagree, and can arrive at a consensus by which thought has been processed and opinions have been shared and that the conclusion will be of benefit to the people,” Chair Gonzales said today.
The First District is now represented by Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood, who was elected to the position in November. The First District includes most of the high desert and the cities of Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Needles, and the Town of Apple Valley. Additionally, he will also serve the unincorporated areas of Wrightwood, Pinon Hills, Phelan, and Helendale.
“I ran on the idea and the concept that we are going to work on economic development for not only our First District but the entire county,” Supervisor Lovingood said.
Supervisor James C. Ramos will represent the Third District. The cities of Redlands, Highland, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, and Big Bear Lake, and the Town of Yucca Valley are included in the Third District. The unincorporated areas of Mentone and Pioneertown are also under Supervisor Ramos’ purview.
“We are destined to change the way San Bernardino County is viewed,” Supervisor Ramos said. “We have to be able to start to work together as a board for the county as a whole. It’s no longer one district or another.”
The newly sworn in Supervisors will join Supervisors Gary Ovitt and Janice Rutherford. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors employs over 19,000 people working in 39 departments. Some of the services include law enforcement, criminal prosecution and defense, fire protection, economic development, aid to the needy, road and flood control construction and maintenance, elections, parks, museums, libraries, airports, and a variety of healthcare services.
By: N Wilson