County of San Bernardino

    Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod Announces Campaign for County Supervisor


    Chino, California – Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod announced her campaign for San Bernardino County Supervisor today.  Negrete McLeod will run in the fourth district, which includes the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario, and portions of Upland.


    Statement from Negrete McLeod:

    I have chosen to seek election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and not reelection to Congress.  This was a decision not made lightly.  However my desire to represent this community locally, where I have lived for more than forty years, and where I have long served as an elected official, won out.  My federal, state, and local experience will allow me the opportunity to effectively represent the constituents of the Fourth District.  


    It is a great honor and privilege to have represented the constituents of this district for almost two decades in many elected positions including Congress: but my heart is here in the District.  I am committed to serve the remainder of my congressional term with the same steadfast dedication that I have always given as a public servant whether as a Chaffey Community College Board Member, a California Assembly Member, or a California State Senator. 


    My commitment to the residents and the district is unwavering!


    A 44-year resident of Chino, Congresswoman Negrete McLeod has an unparalleled record of winning elections in San Bernardino County.  She won election to the Chaffey College Governing Board in 1995 and 1999, State Assembly in 2000, 2002, and 2004 and State Senate in 2006 and 2010.  In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


    Negrete McLeod currently serves over 68% of the fourth Supervisorial District in Congress.  She previously represented large portions of the district in the State Assembly and State Senate and served all communities in the district on the Chaffey College Governing Board.


    She and her husband Gilbert McLeod, a retired police lieutenant, have 10 children, 25 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.

    As is often the case, I was looking for something (how many San Bernardino Mayor and Common Council meetings recordings still exist), and I ended up with something else all together.  The same thing happened on the main blog when I was looking for the genesis of the City of San Bernardino’s property maintenance ordinance in 1989 and I found the public comments of the masked public comments speaker known as The Sword.

    I was looking for some holdings related to the San Bernardino City Council in the California Room of the San Bernardino library, and I decided to check on the holdings of the A.K. Smiley Public Library.  Somehow I stumbled upon this holding in the Heritage Room.

    Report : Postmus created empire on county’s clock / Duane W. Gang and Imran Ghori.
    by Gang, Duane W.
    Riverside, Ca. : Press-Enterprise, 2009.
    • Postmus, Bill.
    • Irwin, Jim.
    • Gutierrez, Rex.
    • Aleman, Adam.
    • Eyler, Greg.
    • Scandals — California — San Bernardino County.
    • San Bernardino County — Government.
    3 p. on 3 l. : ill. ; 43 cm.
    Article on scandal in San Bernardino County Assessor’s office.
    Added Author: 
    Ghori, Imran.

    Here are the semi-official results in the San Bernardino County Elections, with an emphasis on those races of most important to the City of San Bernardino, the focus of this site:

    These are semi-official results from the November 6, 2012 statewide General Election, which as you may know, coincided with a national presidential election.

    These numbers are from the San Bernardino Registrar of  Voters stats updated at 6:05 a.m. on November 7, 2012.  They will be next updated at 5 p.m.

    Starting with Congress, in Congressional District 8,  Paul Cook appears to have bested Gregg Imus in San Bernardino County 58.15 percent to 41.86 percent with 133,948 votes counted.  According to the Secretary of State (since there are non-San Bernardino County votes in the district (including Mono and Inyo, Paul Cook won by 57.6 percent (82,653 votes), to Gregg Imus’ 42.4 percent (60,732), as of 6:19 a.m.

    In District 31, the Republican-on-Republican violence has ended, with Representative Gary Miller (R-Brea/Diamond-Bar) officially becoming Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).  Gary Miller has garnered 68,892 votes so far, for 55.19 percent of the vote, and Bob Dutton getting 55,940 votes at 44.81 percent of the vote.  We’ll look at the implications of this race on the future of San Bernardino politics later.

    In District 35, the battle between local Democrats Gloria Negrete McLeod appears to have defeated Working Joe Baca.  In San Bernardino County, the vote count is currently 46,627 (53.96 percent) to Joe Baca’s 39,788 (46.04 percent).   The Secretary of State has it as Gloria Negrete McLeod at 60,866 votes (55.7 percent), to Joe Baca’s 48,385 (44.3 percent), with 100 percent reporting.  Congressional District 35 has precincts in both Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

    Mike Morrell, the Republican candidate has beaten Democrat Russ Warner, by more than 2,000 votes, 51,954 to 49,104 votes.  The contest was for the 40th Assembly District.

    The Baca family misfortune continued with Cheryl R. Brown handily defeating Rialto Council member Joe Baca Jr. for State Assembly District 47.  This district is completely in San Bernardino County, with Cheryl Brown winning 40,871 votes (56.2 percent), and Joe Baca, Jr. winning 31,811 votes (43.8 percent).

    In the San Bernardino Community College District, Gloria Macias Harrison was the big winner with 52,160 votes (16.10 percent), with John Longville, an incumbent, winning the second of four at-large seats, with 42,411 votes (13.09 percent).  The third position goes to Kathleen Henry with 38,344 votes (11.84 percent), whose ballot designation is educator.  In fourth is Nick Zumbos, with 33,573 votes, barely edging out incumbent John Futch, who had 32,490 votes.  That means that one incumbent, John Longville, was reelected, while John Futch, Jess Vizcaino, Jr., and Carleton W. Lockwood, Jr. all lost. Further, with James Ramos winning the Third District Supervisor race, the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees is going to look very different.

    Which brings us to the County Supervisor races.  Of course, Josie Gonzales was not on the ballot, having won the primary in June. In the Third District County Supervisor’s Race, Neil Derry lost decisively to James C. Ramos.  Ramos won 53,653 votes (59.09 percent) to incumbent and former San Bernardino City Council member Neil Derry’s 37,143 votes (40.91 percent).  In the First District, which is generally the desert portions of San Bernardino County, a tighter race between Rick Roelle and Robert A. Lovingood.  Lovingood won 38,640 votes (51.22 percent of the vote) to Rick Roelle’s 36,798 votes (48.78 percent).

    In San Bernardino’s sister cities, briefly, Eileen Gomez was reelected as City Clerk handily, only a single candidate was running for City Treasurer, Aurerlio De La Torre, Frank J. Navarro beat Vincent Yzaguirre for Colton City Council District 3, Deirdre H. Bennett won handily in a three person race in District 5 (64.05 percent), and Isaac Suchil won in District 6.

    In Grand Terrace, two new faces appear to have won City Council seats, Sylvia A. Robles, and Jackie Mitchell, with incumbent Darcy McNaboe winning reelection.  Though it is close, it appears that incumbent Lee Ann Garcia has lost, coming in fourth for three seats, by a margin of less than 200 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

    In Highland, both incumbents, John Timmer and Penny Lilburn were reelected, leaving the status quo in the City of Highland.   In Redlands, Mayor Pete Aguilar was resoundingly reelected, with 9,171 votes, 27.24 percent of the total in a seven person race for two seats.  Former Mayor Pat Gilbreath was returned to the Council, coming in second with 6,651 votes, a little less than 500 votes for then next highest vote-getter.  City Clerk stayed the same, and Robert Dawes was elected City Treasurer resoundingly in a three person race., winning 61.81 percent of the votes (10,792).

    In Rialto, Deborah Robertson defeated Ed Scott, and Shawn P. O’Connell  and Ed Palmer were elected to City Council. City Clerk and City Treasurer ran in Soviet-style one person elections.

    Of interest, in the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District election for Division 2, Gil Navarro beat George Aguilar 8,755 votes to 7,049.

    San Bernardino City Unified School District Measure N, a bond measure, won overwhelmingly,  with 69.60 percent of the vote, needing 55 percent for passage.

    Lastly, Measure Q, put on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors as sort of a poison pill against the citizen initiative Measure R, received more votes than Measure R.  Measure Q received 269,973 votes out of 400,522 votes (67.41 percent), with Measure R receiving receiving 256,014 votes out of 398,468 cast (64.25 percent).

    Measure V in Rialto passed.

    From the Registrar of Voters, here are the important dates in this election, starting with today, October 9, 2012:

    Oct. 09 – Early Voting Begins
    Oct. 10-12 – Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot Delivered to Voters’ Mailboxes
    Oct. 15-16 – Mail Ballots Delivered to Voters’ Mailboxes
    Oct. 15 – Mail Ballot Drop-off Sites Open
    Oct. 22 – Last Day to Register to Vote
    Oct. 30 – Last Day to Submit Vote by Mail Application
    Nov. 06 – Election Day

    Election day in San Bernardino County is November 6, 2012, and the last day to register to vote in San Bernardino County is October 22, 2012.