John Longville

    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.