Janice Rutherford

    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.