Josie Gonzales is Preparing to Take Her Final Bow

Josie Gonzales is Preparing to Take Her Final Bow

San Bernardino

Longtime Supervisor of San Bernardino County’s Fifty District will leave office later this year.  Gonzales, the first Latina to hold the position in San Bernardino County has served on the Board since 2004 and is the county’s longest serving supervisor. Her departure is the result of Measure P passed by voters in 2006 which increased board members salaries while at the same time placing term limits on their service.  Gonzales is throwing her support for a replacement behind her chief of staff, Dan Flores. Both Gonzales and Flores are Democrats. Currently 49.7 percent of registered voters in the Fifth District are Democrats compared to 18.3 percent who are registered Republicans. Although registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in large swaths across the county, Republicans continue to hold four of the five supervisorial seats. Currently, Gonzales is the only Democrat on the Board.  Despite Gonzales’ support however, Flores is competing in a field of other Democrats including former California Assemblyman, State Senator and Congressman Joe Baca and businesswoman Nadia Renner, a former radio host for Entravision Communications.  A Republican, Fontana City Councilman Jesse Armendarez is also in competition to replace Gonzales. Earlier this year he beat WVWD Board member Clifford Young (formerly appointed to the seat) for the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee’s endorsement.   Armendarez also has the endorsement of the Fontana City Council under the stewardship of Mayor Aquanetta Warren.

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