California Sentate District 32

    From the California Secretary of State, top two advance (Norma Torres, Paul Leon) to the May 14, 2013 General Election:

     

    Senate District 32 – Districtwide Results

    100.0% ( 448 of 448 ) precincts partially
    reporting as of March 12, 2013, 11:39 p.m. Help icon: See FAQs for additional information on how precincts reporting information is determined.

    Candidate Votes Percent
    Paul Vincent Avila
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    785
    2.6%
    Joanne T. Gilbert
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    2,134
    7.0%
    Norma J. Torres
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    13,295
    43.6%
    Larry Walker
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    4,232
    13.9%
    Kenny Coble
    (Party Preference: REP)
    1,989
    6.5%
    Paul S. Leon
    (Party Preference: REP)
     8,064 (26.4%)

    According to the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters, $.65.  However, that’s not correct because the latest postal increase, the first ounce is now $.46, and the second ounce is still $.20, so the total should be $.66.  However, if you have a forever stamp, you can use that and a $.20 stamp.

    Are you looking for the Sample Ballot and Voter Information Guide for the Special Election for Senate District 32?  It is available here at the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters online.

    I interrupt the scintillating series on the Form 700sof the Common Council of the City of San Bernardino for another news release from the Larry Walker campaign.  Why do I always print the releases from Larry Walker (asked no one in particular)? Because they send them to me.

    Chino, California – San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller Larry Walker announced today that his campaign for State Senate has won the endorsements of Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod and Former Assemblymember John Longville.  Negrete McLeod and Longville join a growing list of Walker supports that already includes San Bernardino County Supervisors Josie Gonzales and Janice Rutherford, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, Former San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops and a number of local leaders.

     

    “I have known Larry Walker for many years now and I have witnessed a public servant who puts the best interests of Inland Empire residents first,” said Negrete McLeod.  “I am proud to endorse Larry Walker for the California State Senate and I look forward to playing an active role in his campaign.”

     

    “Larry Walker is a tireless advocate for the working families here in our neighborhoods.  He will bring to Sacramento a laser focus on San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties job creation and economic development,” said Longville.  “Larry’s experience, energy, and skills were vital when we worked together to create our Metrolink commuter rail system two decades ago, and those same qualities will help all Californians when we send him to the State Senate.  I am excited to endorse his campaign.”

     

    Negrete McLeod resigned from representing California’s 32nd Senate District earlier this year so she could represent the majority of the area in Congress.  She previously served in the California State Assembly and as a member of the Chaffey College Governing Board.  Longville previously represented portions of San Bernardino County in the State Assembly and served as a Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Rialto.  He currently serves as a Trustee on the San Bernardino Community College District and as a Board Member of the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District.

     

    Walker, a Democrat, has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader for over thirty years.  He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected Auditor-Controller.  He previously represented the cites of Chino, Ontario, Montclair and a portion of Fontana for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  Prior to that, he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.  Larry, his wife Carri, and their sons Mac, Will, and Tyler, live in Chino.

     

    California’s 32nd State Senate District encompasses the cities of Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino and part of Chino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy in San Bernardino County; and the City of Pomona in Los Angeles County.  The Special Primary Election to replace Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod in the State Senate will be held on March 12.

     

    From the Larry Walker for Senate Campaign:

    Chino, California – San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos and Former San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops announced their support of Auditor-Controller Larry Walker’s campaign for State Senate today.  The public safety leaders join a growing list of Walker supports that includes the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) and San Bernardino County Supervisors Josie Gonzales and Janice Rutherford.

     

    “Larry Walker is an experienced, effective, common sense leader that understands the challenges our region faces,” said San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos.  “We can trust him to stand up for us in Sacramento.  He will fight for our fair share of resources and won’t be afraid to tackle the tough issues facing our state.”

     

    “Larry Walker has a long record working to keep Inland Empire families safe,” said Former San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops.   “He understands the need to find creative ways to crack down on gangs, expand after school programs that keep our kids safe and protect funding for frontline law enforcement services.  I am proud to endorse his campaign for State Senate.”

     

    Walker has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader for over thirty years.  He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected Auditor-Controller.  He previously represented the cites of Chino, Ontario, Montclair and a portion of Fontana for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  Prior to that, he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.  Larry, his wife Carri, and their sons Mac, Will, and Tyler, live in Chino.

     

    California’s 32nd State Senate District encompasses the cities of Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino and part of Chino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy in San Bernardino County; and the City of Pomona in Los Angeles County.  The Special Primary Election to replace Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod in the State Senate will be held on March 12.

    More news in a press release from Larry Walker for State Senate

    Six More Local Leaders Back Larry Walker for State Senate

    Chino, California – San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller Larry Walker announced today that his campaign for State Senate has won the endorsements of six more local elected leaders.  The list includes Chino City Councilmember Glenn Duncan, Montclair Mayor Paul Eaton, Montclair Councilmember John Dutrey, Ontario City Councilmember Jim Bowman, Upland City Councilmember Brendan Brandt and Chaffey Joint Union High School District Boardmember Charles Uhalley.  Earlier this month, Walker announced the support of San Bernardino County Supervisors Josie Gonzales and Janice Rutherford.

    “After thirty years in local government, Larry Walker understands the importance of local control,” said Montclair Mayor Paul Eaton.  “The state government could learn a thing or two from the local governments of San Bernardino County.  I support Larry Walker for State Senate because he will always stand up for our local neighborhoods, not for Sacramento special interests.”

    “I endorse Larry Walker because he has been a great friend of education.  Larry Walker understands that educating our children is a comprehensive process – it’s about nutrition, about after school programs, about extra-curricular enrichment – and he will be a strong ally at the state level to provide us resources that the School Board can’t provide,” said Chaffey Join Union High School District Boardmember Charles Uhalley.  “From his time as Mayor of Chino to his time in County government, Larry Walker has always fought to make sure that our children’s education is fully funded, and I believe he will continue to do so in the State Senate.”

    “Larry Walker is a man of integrity and honesty, a man who you can always rely on to get things done,” said Upland City Councilmember Brendan Brandt.  “I endorse Larry Walker because he is the rare public servant with the vision that it will take to grow our economy, fix our budget, and preserve core public services.”

    Walker has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader for over thirty years.  He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected Auditor-Controller.  He previously represented the cites of Chino, Ontario, Montclair and a portion of Fontana for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  Prior to that, he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.  Larry, his wife Carri, and their sons Mac, Will, and Tyler, live in Chino.

    California’s 32nd State Senate District encompasses the cities of Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino and part of Chino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy in San Bernardino County; and the City of Pomona in Los Angeles County.  The Special Primary Election to replace Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod in the State Senate will be held on March 12.

    According to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters’ website, two candidates were issued nomination papers on January 10, 2013: Larry Walker, whose press releases have been featured prominently here, and Paul Vincent Avila.  Governor Jerry Brown called a special election for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 for the seat vacated by Gloria Negrete McLeod, who resigned to serve in the United States House of Representatives California 35.  The candidate deadline is January 18, 2013.  The alphabet drawing for ballot primacy will be held on January 21, 2013, and early voting begins on February 11, 2013.  The voter registration deadline is February 25, 2013, and the last day to apply to vote by mail is March 5, 2013.   The Special Primary Election for State Senate District 32 is March 12, 2013, and the canvass begins on March 13, 2013.  Under the top two primary system, the top two candidates, no matter if there are only two candidates in the primary election, will stand for election in the Special General Election to be held May 14, 2013.  The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters only has generic candidate information at this time.

    The three options for San Bernardino County voters (District 32 also includes portions of Los Angeles County) are to vote early, vote by mail, or vote at a physical polling place.  As of today, two candidates have taken out papers, Larry Walker, who I have written about numerous times before, and Paul Vincent Avila, Ontario City Council Member and perennial candidate

    Many voters in the district know about Larry Walker since he is a countywide elected official and has held other offices, but because this is a blog primarily for and about the people of the City of San Bernardino, here is a little of what I gathered about Paul Vincent Avila and his frequent runs for office:

    He was a candidate for or member of  the following offices at the following times:

    1. Member, Ontario City Council, Elected November 6, 2012: Paul Vincent Avila, 9,876 votes, second highest to Debra Porada’s 12,042, the remaining candidates were Robert Tippin, 2,272 votes, Ruben Valencia, 7,654 votes, Paul C. Mimmack, 3,230 votes, Sheila Mautz, 7,148 votes, C. Muhammad, 2,256 votes, John B. Lira, 2,044 votes, and  Josie S. Estrada, 5,651 votes.

    2. Candidate, California Assembly, District 52, Primary June 5, 2012: Paul Vincent Avila, 3,417 votes, Ray Moors, 1,969 votes, Kenny Coble, 9,729 votes, Norma J. Torres, 10,851 votes.  Top two, Kenny Coble and Norma J. Torres advanced to the General Election on November 6, 2012.

    3. Member, Ontario-Montclair School District (Top three elected), November 2, 2010: Paul Vincent Avila (elected), 7,753 votes, Elvia M. Rivas (elected), 6,899 votes, David Campio, 4,177 votes, J. Steve Garcia, 6,173 votes, Kris Brake (elected), 7,595, votes, Sandra Escamilla, 4,512 votes, Benjamin Lopez, 4,213 votes, Christopher Agrella, 1,960 votes.

    4. Candidate, Democratic Primary, California Board of Equalization, June 8, 2010, District 2: Paul Vincent Avila  138,441 votes, Chris Parker,220,120 votes, Mark L. Stebbins, 87,514 votes.

    5. Candidate, Governing Board Chaffey Community College District Board, November 3, 2009: (Top two elected): Paul Vincent Avila, 5,512 votes, Irene Hernandez-Blair, 5,491 votes, Christopher Agrella, 3,245 votes, Katie Roberts, 15,203 votes, Kathleen “Kathy” Brugger, 14,328 votes.

    6. Candidate, Ontario City Council, November 4, 2008: Paul Vincent Avila, 10,346 votes, Sheila Mautz (elected), 12,698 votes, Debra Porada (elected), 10,783 votes, Jason Anderson, 9,377 votes, Ken White, 6,614 votes, Jack Cunningham, 4,543 votes, Hossein Nikyar, 959 votes.

    7. Candidate, Democratic Primary, California Assembly, District 61, June 3, 2008, Paul Vincent Avila, 2,019 votes, Norma J. Torres (primary winner), 5,297 votes, Ken White, 2,961 votes, Maurice E. Ayala, 1,077 votes.

    8. Candidate, Governing Board Chaffey Community College District Board, November 6, 2007: (Top three elected): Paul Vincent Avila, 8,512 votes, Gary L. George (elected) 14,828 votes, Lee C. McDougal (elected), 14,304 votes, Paul J. Gomez, 11,514 votes(elected), Gregg T. Ross, 9,579 votes, Write-in, 210 votes.

    9. Candidate, Council Member, City of Ontario (Top two elected), November 7, 2006: Paul Vincent Avila, 3,770 votes, Alan Wapner (elected) 7,105 votes, Jim W. Bowman (elected), 6,978 votes, Gabe Chavez, 6,361 votes, Samuel Crowe, 5,347 votes, Josie S. Estrada, 4,773 votes, Tony Ballardo, 2,196 votes, Write-in, 59 votes.

    10. Candidate, Democratic Primary, California Assembly, District 61, 2006: Paul Vincent Avila, 4,495 votes, Nell Soto (advanced), 10,565 votes, Write-in (SB County only), 44 votes.

    11. Member, Ontario-Montclair School District, November 8, 2005, elected, (Top Three elected): Paul Vincent Avila, 7,573 votes (elected), Julian Steve Garcia (elected), 9,832 votes, Debra Porada (elected), 7,901 votes, David Van Fleet, 7,280 votes, James B. Downs, 6,956 votes, Write-in, 119 votes.

    12. Candidate, Council Member, City of Ontario (Top two elected), November 2, 2004: Paul Vincent Avila, 4,451 votes, Paul S. Leon (elected), 13,971 votes, Jason Anderson (elected, 8,555 votes, Debra Dorst-Porada, 7,035 votes, Jose “Tony” Ballardo, 4,694 votes, Susan C. Melanson, 4,356 votes, Mike Milliner, 3,959 votes, Richard R. Galvez, 3,108 votes, Katie Bent, 1,695 votes, Michael Voeltz, 1,354 votes, Al Dubiel, 508 votes, Write-in, 133 votes.

    13. Candidate, Council Member, City of Ontario (Top two elected), November 2, 2004: Paul Vincent Avila, 3,505 votes, Alan Wapner (elected), 6,398 votes, Gerald “Jerry” Dubois (elected) 6,124 votes, Gabriel Chavez, 5,645 votes, Maricela Sanchez, 3,889 votes, Marianne Perumean, 3,797 votes, Sean M. Moore, 2,222 votes.

    14. Candidate, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors 4th District, March 5, 2002,: Paul Vincent Avila, 4,829 votes, Fred Aguiar (elected), 20,308 (80.7 percent of the vote).

    15. Candidate, Board of Trustees, Ontario-Montclair Elementary District, November 6, 2001: (Top three elected), Paul Vincent Avila, 1,401 votes, James B. Downs, 1,646 votes, Debra Dorst-Porada, 1,029 votes, Daniel “Dan” Contreras, 743 votes, David Van Fleet, 1,604 votes, Ruben Gonzales, 905 votes, J Steve Garcia, 1478 votes.

    16. Candidate, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Director Division 3: Paul Vincent Avila: 385 votes, Brent Armstrong, 258 votes, John T. Reddick (elected), 1,211 votes.

    17. Candidate, Council Member, City of Ontario (Top two elected), November 7, 2000: Paul Vincent Avila, 8,945 votes, Paul S. Leon (elected) 11,719 votes, Deborah “Debbie” Acker (elected), 10,158 votes, Ricard R. Galvez, 4,770 votes, Rick Schmollinger, 1,260 votes, Helen A. Seagull, 2,723 votes, Patrick “Pat” King, 9,284 votes.

    18. Candidate,  Open Primary, California Assembly, District 61, March 7, 2000: Paul Vincent Avila (Democrat), 10,089 votes, Gloria Negrete McLeod (Democrat) 16,053 votes, Robert S. “Bob” Demallie (Republican) 9,996 votes, David Kocot (Libertarian), 886 votes, Dennis R. Yates (Republican), 10,667 votes, Edward S. “Eddie” Cortez (Republican), 9,628 votes, Votes not cast, 8,636 votes.

    19. Candidate, Governing Board Chaffey Community College District Board (Vote for 3), November 2, 1999: Paul Vincent Avila: 11,406 votes, Gloria Negrete McLeod (elected) 16,007 votes, Paul J. Gomez (elected), 14,681 votes, Paul A. Treadway (elected), 13,028 votes.

    20. Candidate, Council Member, City of Ontario (Top two elected), November 3, 1998: Paul Vincent Avila, 4,897 votes, Alan Wapner (elected), 7,472 votes, Gerald A. Dubois (elected), 5,798 votes, Debra Dorst-Porada, 2,605 votes, Debbie Acker, 2,608 votes, Jeffry W. Abel, 1,792 votes, Gabriel Chavez, 2,606 votes, John Sabbath, 2,176 votes.

    21. Candidate, Democratic Primary, California State Senate Democratic Primary, District 32, June 2, 1998. Paul Vincent Avila 11,795 votes, Joe Baca 37,321 votes.

    22. Member, Board of Trustees, Ontario-Montclair Elementary District, November 4, 1997: (Top three elected), Paul Vincent Avila (elected), 1,576 votes, David Van Fleet (elected), 2,066 votes, James B. Downs (elected), 2,050 votes, Benjamin Lopez, 1,253 votes, Paul S. Kielsmeir Sr., 1,330 votes.

    23. Candidate, California Assembly, District 61, November 5, 1996: Paul Vincent Avila (Democrat), 32,445 votes, Fred Aguiar (Republican) elected, 44,314 votes, Michael Alan Pilatch (Libertarian), 3,800 votes.

    24. Member, Board of Trustees, Ontario-Montclair Elementary District, November 1993.

    25. Candidate, Democratic Primary, California Assembly, District 61, March 26, 1996: Paul Vincent Avila, 12,969 votes, Votes Not Cast, 4,855 votes.

    He ran for election at least, 25 times, with a record of 7 wins (four for the Ontario-Montclair District, one for the City of Ontario) and 18 losses.  According to the Daily Bulletin, he did not spend any money on his successful Ontario council race.  If he and Larry Walker are the only two candidates for the Special Primary Election, he will have improved to 8-18.

    His wife, Maryanne Margaret Avila, has run in a number of elections, too.

     

     

    A new Larry Walker for California Senate District 32 press release was sent today:

     San Bernardino County Supervisors Josie Gonzales and Janice Rutherford announced their endorsements of Larry Walker for State Senate today.  Gonzales and Rutherford are two of the highest ranking female elected officials in San Bernardino County and represent growing support for Walker with both local Democratic and Republican leaders.

     

    “Larry Walker has the unique ability to do what it takes to balance budgets while preserving vital services that our residents rely on, and I can attest to his hard work ethic and straightforward approach to problem solving,” said Josie Gonzales.  “He has always been a steadfast friend of the diverse communities that encompass the Inland Empire, and I strongly endorse him to be our representative in the State Senate.”

     

    “During my time working with Larry Walker in San Bernardino County Government, it has never mattered to him that I’m a Republican and that he’s a Democrat, his chief concern is getting the job done to strengthen middle class families,” said Rutherford.  “I strongly endorse Larry Walker because the State Senate desperately needs a commonsense leader like Larry Walker who will bring people together, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Californians to achieve common goals.”

     

    “I am proud to have earned the endorsements of so many of our community’s respected leaders across the political spectrum,” said Walker. “The service of Supervisors Gonzales and Rutherford demonstrates a recognition of what voters throughout our region have been telling me – they don’t just want more of the same old partisan Sacramento politics, they want a State Government that rolls up its sleeves and gets to work.”

     

    Gonzales was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.  She is a former Councilmember and Planning Commissioner in the City of Fontana.  Rutherford was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010.  She previously served ten years as a City Councilmember in Fontana.

     

    Walker has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader for over thirty years.  He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected Auditor-Controller.  He previously represented the cites of Chino, Ontario, Montclair and a portion of Fontana for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  Prior to that, he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.  Larry, his wife Carri, and their sons Mac, Will, and Tyler, live in Chino.

     

    California’s 32nd State Senate District encompasses the cities of Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino and part of Chino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy in San Bernardino County; and the City of Pomona in Los Angeles County.  Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod is expected to resign from the seat prior to her inauguration into Congress.  The Governor will then set a date for a Special Election to be held in 2013 to fill the vacancy.

    A new press release from the Larry Walker for State Senate campaign:

    The San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) announced their endorsement of Larry Walker for State Senate today.  SEBA represents public safety employees within San Bernardino County, including Sheriff’s Deputies and many other front line public safety officers.

    “For three decades, Larry Walker has stood shoulder to shoulder with law enforcement and public safety officers to give us the legal and financial resources to combat gang violence and keep drugs out of the hands of our children,” said Laren Leichliter, President of San Bernardino County SEBA.  “The San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association is proud to endorse Larry Walker for State Senate because we believe that he will take the same common-sense hard-nosed approach to Sacramento.”

    “I’m a believer in the power of public service, and I am proud to be endorsed by the San Bernardino County SEBA because there is nobody who represents public service better than our uniformed public safety and law enforcement officers,” said Larry Walker.  “Like me, SEBA understands that although tough law enforcement is important, keeping a community safe isn’t just about getting tough.  It’s about building a civil society where neighbors look out for each other, and where public-spirited groups form networks of trust and service.  I want to emphasize crime prevention as well as enforcement”, Walker continued.  “Kids should have access to community mentoring programs that keep them from joining gangs in the first place.”

    Walker has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader for over thirty years.  He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected Auditor-Controller.  He previously represented the cites of Chino, Ontario, Montclair and a portion of Fontana for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  Prior to that, he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.  Larry, his wife Carri, and their sons Mac, Will, and Tyler, live in Chino.

    California’s 32nd State Senate District encompasses the cities of Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino and part of Chino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy in San Bernardino County; and the City of Pomona in Los Angeles County.  Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod is expected to resign from the seat prior to her inauguration into Congress.  The Governor will then set a date for a Special Election to be held in 2013 to fill the vacancy.

    I just received a press release from the Larry Walker campaign, which reads:

    San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller Larry Walker announced his
    campaign for State Senate today. Walker, a Democrat, will run in a special election next year to
    fill the remainder of the term that will soon be vacated by Congresswoman-Elect Gloria Negrete
    McLeod.
    “I have been honored to represent portions of this district for over thirty years as a local elected
    leader,” said Walker. “Our community deserves a strong State Senator, in the tradition of
    Ruben Ayala and Gloria Negrete McLeod, who is willing to stand up to the special interests in
    Sacramento and work toward finding common sense solutions to our problems. I’m running for
    State Senate to create quality jobs, improve school performance and safety and preserve
    frontline public services that our most vulnerable citizens rely on and I am very excited about
    the campaign ahead.”
    Walker has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader for
    over thirty years. He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected Auditor-
    Controller / Treasurer / Tax Collector. He previously represented the cites of Chino, Ontario,
    and Montclair and a portion of Fontana for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of
    Supervisors. Prior to that, he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.
    Larry, his wife Carri, and their sons Mac, Will, and Tyler, live in Chino.
    California’s 32nd State Senate District encompasses the cities of Colton, Fontana, Montclair,
    Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino and part of Chino, and the unincorporated communities of
    Bloomington and Muscoy in San Bernardino County; and the City of Pomona in Los Angeles
    County. Negrete McLeod is expected to resign from the seat prior to her inauguration into
    Congress. The Governor will then set a date for a Special Election to be held in 2013 to fill the
    vacancy.

    The campaign also sent some additional background information:

    San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller Larry Walker is in a strong position to win the Special Election
    to replace Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod due to his broad popularity as a local elected leader, previous
    electoral performances, strong local endorsements and record of accomplishments.
    Broad Popularity
    • Larry Walker has represented large portions of State Senate District 32 as a local elected leader
    for over thirty years. He currently represents all of San Bernardino County as the elected
    Auditor-Controller / Treasurer / Tax Collector. He previously represented the cites of Chino,
    Ontario, and Montclair for three terms on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
    Prior to that he served as a City Councilmember and Mayor in the City of Chino.
    • As Auditor-Controller, Walker currently represents over 80% of State Senate District 32.
    Previous Electoral Performance
    • Walker has an unparalleled record of winning elections in San Bernardino County. He won
    election to the Chino City Council at the age of 26 in 1978 and he went on to win Mayoral
    elections in 1980 and 1984.
    • In 1986, he won a landslide victory to the County Board of Supervisors, in which he became the
    only Democrat to serve on the Board, by defeating an appointed incumbent who outspent him
    by a 2 to 1 margin. He was reelected to the Board of Supervisors in 1990 and 1994.
    • Walker won countywide elections to serve as San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller /
    Recorder in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. He has avoided a runoff in all four of his countywide
    elections by garnering over 50% of the vote in the Primary Election.
    Strong Local Endorsements
    • Walker’s early endorsers includes Montclair Mayor Paul Eaton, Chino Councilmember Glen
    Duncan, Ontario Councilmember Jim Bowman, Montclair Councilmember John Dutrey, Upland
    Councilmember Brendan Brandt, and many other local community leaders.
    Record of Accomplishments
    • Over the past 14 years, Walker has helped transform the office of Auditor-Controller and
    Recorder into effective, customer-oriented service units, with an emphasis on automation and
    the use of new technology for greater service and cost savings.
    • Walker created San Bernardino County’s Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline and has increased
    internal performance audits.
    • Walker was a leader in local efforts to construct the 71 Freeway and widen both I-10 and SR-60.
    He also helped lead the effort to establish Commuter Rail in Southern California and was a
    founding Board Member of SCRRA / METROLINK.
    • Walker founded the Southern California Agricultural Land Foundation, which preserved over 200
    acres of operating dairies using allocations from Prop 70.
    • Walker initiated San Bernardino County’s participation in major Tobacco Litigation in the 1990s,
    resulting in over $20 million in annual revenue.