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June/July 2016

Southwest California Legislative Council A Decade of Advocacy ON PAGE 12

America’s Rx Abuse Epidemic.

Meet the Sheriffs Stanley Sniff John McMahon ON PAGE 10 & 38

Get Out and VOTE! IT’S YOUR VOTE. IT’S YOUR VOICE. YOUR VOTE MATTERS! ON PAGE 36

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Meet YOUR ON PAGE 9

Representatives

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Publication Staff: Ali Mazarei ............................ Co-Founder Ali.Mazarei@iecommerceb2b.com

Zahra Yazdani ...................... CFO

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Jason Espinoza ....................Editor

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Ruben Garcia ........................Art Director Ruben.Garcia@iecommerceb2b.com

Contributing Writers: Assembly Member Cheryl Brown Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia Assembly Member Brian Jones Assembly Member Eric Linder Assembly Member Chad Mayes Assembly Member Jose Medina Assembly Member Melissa Melendez Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez Assembly Member Marie Waldron Senator Joel Anderson Senator Connie Leyva Senator Mike Morrell Senator Richard Roth Senator Jeff Stone Congressman Pete Aguilar Congressman Ken Calvert Congressman Duncan Hunter Congressman Raul Ruiz Congressman Mark Takano Congresswoman Norma Torres

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Meet your Representatives.

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Meet Riverside County Sheriff Stanley Sniff Jr

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Voting Matters! What YOU Need to Know.

Partners in Commerce

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Stanley Sniff, Jr.

Sheriff-Coroner Riverside County, California Stanley Sniff, Jr. has served as the 13th Sheriff of Riverside County since October 2, 2007. He was subsequently re-elected in 2014 to a second full 4 year term. He is the third Sheriff to also serve as Coroner-Public Administrator after that Department was merged in 1999. The Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department was created in 1893 and is the second largest Sheriff ’s Department in California with 4,600 full-time staff and over 1,600 volunteers. He oversees countywide patrol operations, jail operations, court security and coroner investigations. The department has an operating budget of over 640 million dollars for the current fiscal year. Sheriff Sniff has over 38 years of law enforcement experience and is the eldest grandson of one of the pioneering date and citrus families of the Coachella Valley and grew up in the Indio area. His father, the late Stan Sr., served 25 years as a La Quinta City Councilman. He joined the Coachella Police Department in 1975 after graduation from the San Bernardino Sheriff ’s Academy and then transferred to the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department in 1979, initially assigned to the Indio Station, serving across the Coachella Valley. His initial expertise was in traffic enforcement and accident investigation and he was instrumental in creating the department’s very first specialized traffic safety programs. He has held subsequent assignments in uniformed patrol operations in Riverside, the San Gorgonio Pass area, and Southwest Riverside County. As a Captain he held command assignments of the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, the Banning Sheriff ’s Station and the Ben Clark Training Center. As a Chief Deputy he held assignments over Training and Personnel, East and West county patrol operations. As an Assistant Sheriff he was assigned oversight of all county court operations, jail operations and patrol operations divisions. A retired colonel in the Army Reserve, Stanley Sniff was commissioned as an Armor officer out of the OCS program in 1973 at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA. He served 30 years in a variety of military staff and command assignments in infantry, armor and cavalry units.

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A Decade of

Advocacy Political Joint Government Action Committees before the turn of the century were a loosely organized collaboration of political hacks, prognosticators, and pundits who would meet once a month to discuss the local, state and national political landscape The sessions typically became no more than whining against the effects of the political scene, rarely improving those bills critical to helping local businesses, reduction of taxes or regulation, losing sight of economic growth and hiring opportunities. As the political landscape continued to deteriorate, the California Chamber of Commerce whose political prowess was limited soon realized that legislative advocacy could be as important to their members as networking mixers. So, Government Action Committee meetings started getting more focused, working more closely with local Chambers to see what issues their members were most concerned about and reached out to local legislators to see what could be done about those concerns. As is true with most advances, a young fellow by the name of Shaun Lumachi started an advocacy coalition at the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and was promoting the concept to other Chambers in the area. The CalChamber simultaneously began to encourage advocacy goals, adding analysts and lobbyists at regional levels, by uniting local Chambers of Commerce coalitions. Displaying both courage and perspicacity, Mr. Lumachi was hired as a legislative consultant to provide direction and support the Temecula Valley Chamber, the Murrieta Chamber and the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber unique regional alliance that they dubbed the Southwest California Legislative Council. Gene Wunderlich chaired the Council the first year followed by political powerhouses like Joan Sparkman, Dennis Frank, Roger Ziemer, Alex Braicovich and Greg Morrison. Following the untimely death of Mr. Lumachi in 2011, the Council determined to carry on the work he had started, Gene Wunderlich was appointed as a legislative consultant in 2012. The Southwest California Legislative Council has expanded to include the Wildomar Chamber, the Menifee Valley Chamber, and Perris Valley Chamber, adding scope and breadth to the coalition. Directors on the 18 member Council represent a cross section of regional businesses from banking, construction to utilities, education, and retail. As a result, over 3,000 local employers representing nearly 30,000 local jobs now have a direct voice to Sacramento. The Council has further extended its reach by forming coalitions with other groups to address particular issues - groups like Western Municipal Water District, the California League of Cities, the California Association of Realtors and the U.S. and California Chambers of Commerce. The Southwest California Legislative Council meets monthly to adopt positions on issues that impact our members. We routinely communicate our position to the author of a bill, the committee where it will be heard, and our local legislators encouraging them to work with us on issues important to our members and their constituents. The Council publishes a year-end report card holding our legislators accountable for their vote record. We are pleased that most of our local legislators have supported or opposed the same bills the Council has for most of the past decade. We need to continue sustainable progress in Sacramento, and other Chamber/business partnerships will need to form to effect that positive change. We welcome joint participation and opinions as we enter our tenth year of advocacy for Southwest California businesses. For more information contact: GAD@SWCalAdvocacy.com

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Assembly Member Brian Jones (R-71)

assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov

Assemblyman Brian W. Jones has served in the California State Assembly since December 2010. He represents the 71st Assembly District, which encompasses Southern Riverside and Eastern San Diego Counties. Santee District Office: City of Santee 10152 Mission Gorge Rd. Santee, CA 92071-3812 Phone: (619) 441.2322 Fax: (619) 441.2327

Representing: Counties: Riverside (p), San Diego (p) *Partial Cities: El Cajon, East Hemet, Santee, Ramona, Temecula

Prior to his election to the State Assembly,

Brian currently serves as the Vice-

Brian served on the Santee City Council,

Chair of the Business, Professions

where he built a strong record of

and Consumer Protection

promoting pro-business policies, limiting

Committee and is a member

the size of local government, maintaining

of the Appropriations, Budget

low pension liabilities, and contracting out

Subcommittee 1: Health and Human

city services. This conservative approach

Services, Budget, Joint Legislative

to local government has allowed Santee

Ethics, and the Joint Legislative Audit

to become one of the best places in

Committees. His deep understanding

Southern California to raise a family.

of the issues was recognized by Tech

Brian has owned and managed

America, when he earned the “Tech

businesses in East County and Santee,

Champion” award in 2012 and by the

and most recently served as the Vice-

California Chiropractic Association

President for Diversified Realty Advisors in El Cajon. In the past, Brian managed Primary Focus, the nation's largest non-

Brian has been a Santee resident

profit character education assembly

since 1978, attending Santee

program for elementary schools. He also

Elementary, Cajon Park Jr. High, and

served as a full time staff member at

Santana High School and later San

Sonrise Community Church in Santee.

Diego State University where he

While serving as both a local elected

earned a Bachelor of Science Degree

official and a small businessman, Brian

in Business Administration. He

regularly became frustrated by actions

is on the Board of Directors of the

from Sacramento. In 2009, he decided

East County Boys and Girls Club, a

to run for the Assembly with a desire to

member of the Lemon Grove Rod

make California the Golden State once

and Gun Club, and a lifetime member

again.

of the California Rifle and Pistol

As an Assemblyman, Brian has focused

Association. In his spare time, Brian

on several priorities: reducing the

enjoys mountain biking, off-roading,

size and scope of state government;

motorcycling in the 71st Assembly

relieving businesses of onerous rules

District, and spending time with his

and regulations; lowering taxes on small

wife, Heather, and his three children,

businesses and families; serving as

Christopher, Melina, and Matthew.

a government watchdog on behalf of taxpayers; and protecting the Second Amendment.

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in 2014 when he was named the “Chiropractic Champion.”


Assembly Member

Marie Waldron (R-75)

assemblymember.waldron@assembly.ca.gov During the past two decades, Marie has been involved in North San Diego County. As a local business owner, she understands the economic impacts of burdensome government regulation and spending on the taxpayers and small businesses. As an elected official since 1998, she has fought for fiscal restraint, revitalizing our neighborhoods and is a strong supporter of public safety. Having served as Escondido’s Deputy Mayor, and as a board member for the North County Transit District, she was the city’s representative to the League of California Cities, the Regional Solid Waste Association Board, and Escondido’s Investment subcommittee. Her commitment to her city has been honored by the Escondido Rotary Club with their Outstanding Community Service Award. Marie and her husband, Steve Waldron have owned and operated Top End Tees Screen-printing and Apparel in Escondido

for 20 years. Waldron has been a member of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association for many years. She was appointed and served 4 years as California’s Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council which advocated on behalf of California’s small businesses to Congress. Active in the San Diego region, Waldron was a founding member of the San Diego chapter of CWLA (California Women’s Leadership Association), is a member of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and the American Legion Auxiliary. The Waldron’s have a 13 year old son and Steve is the founder of the successful “Cruisin’ Grand” hotrod event held in downtown Escondido for the past 14 years. Marie has a B.S. degree from St. John’s University and

Escondido District Office: 350 W. 5th Ave, Ste. 110 Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: 760.480.7570 Fax: 760.480.7516 Representing: Counties: Riverside (p), San Diego (p) Cities: Escondido, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Temecula

has done graduate work at UCSD and SDSU.

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Assembly Member

Melissa Melendez (R-67)

assemblymember.melendez@assembly.ca.gov Melissa then became one of the first women approved by the U.S. Navy to fly aboard EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft overseas, conducting reconnaissance and intelligence gathering operations in partnership with our allies. She served her country with honor and distinction as a Russian translator for ten years during the height of the Cold War, and flew covert missions during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While serving in Melissa entered the United States Navy upon graduating high school. She attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where she became a fluent Russian language speaker.

the Navy, she received numerous awards for her strategic acumen, operational insight, professionalism and impeccable leadership skills. While serving in the Navy full-time, Melissa also attended college full-time in the evenings, and received her BA

Murrieta District Office: 41391 Kalmia St. Rm 220 Murrieta, CA 92562 Phone: 951.894.1232 Fax: 951.894.1232

in History and Political Studies from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the Navy, Melissa took an academic advisory position at Chaminade University for two years before deciding to begin her own business. She then formed her own successful transcription

Representing: District: (p) * partial Counties: Riverside (p) Cities: Canyon Lake, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta

company, contracting with the Chief of Naval Operations, and providing services to the Secretary of the Navy as well as other top-level Pentagon officials. Melissa attended the Murrieta Campus for the University of Phoenix to earn her MBA in June of 2008. In 2008 Melissa Melendez was elected to

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the Lake Elsinore City Council. She served as Mayor Pro Tem as well as Mayor during her four years in local government. Melissa has distinguished herself throughout the district by tackling some of the most important issues of the day, like fighting for increased government transparency, reducing taxes, and easing the burden on the business community. Melissa is also known to be a tireless advocate for veterans and military families. Melissa has five children with her husband of 18 years, Nico Melendez, who works for the Department of Homeland Security. Nico is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served 10 years on active duty around the world as a journalist and public affairs officer. He proudly continues to serve today in an active naval reserve unit.


Assembly Member

Eric Linder (R-60)

assemblymember.linder@assembly.ca.gov Elected to the California State Assembly

The son of a Mexican immigrant

in 2012, Eric currently represents

father, family has always been

California’s 60th Assembly district which

important to Eric. In fact, Eric is

encompasses the cities of Corona,

raising his family in the same area

Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco and

he grew up in. Eric lives in Corona

Riverside.

with his wife and three children. He attended Highland Elementary and

For almost twenty years, Eric has worked

Norco High, which are both in the

in real estate, helping find ways to

District, while his oldest daughter is

incorporate technology into the industry.

an alumna of Santiago High School and now attends California Baptist

He has spent years helping people get

University. Eric has helped coach his

the home of their dreams. But as the

kids’ soccer and softball teams, and

market turned in the Inland Empire and

is a regular rodeo attendee.

real estate began struggling, Eric took his technology background and founded

Currently, Assemblyman Linder

an online communications firm, eMotiv

serves as the Vice-Chairman of the

Marketing. In fact, Eric’s firm built the

influential Assembly Committee

websites for several Members of the

on Government Organization, while

Assembly Republican Caucus.

also serving on other key policy committees including Transportation,

Eric previously owned and operated an

Higher Education, and Local

aircraft rental and chartering company.

government.

This wealth of business experience has given Eric an appreciation for the damage that high taxes and over-regulation can have on small businesses that struggle enough just to get by.

Assemblyman Eric Linder is a small business owner, a husband, and a father and resides in Corona, California. Corona District Office: 4740 Green River Rd. Ste 310 Corona, CA 92880 Phone: 951.371.6869 Fax: 951.734.4160 Representing: District: *partial (p) Counties: Riverside Cities: Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Riverside

Eric has also been a longtime champion against government waste. He was one of the Founders of the Corona Taxpayers Association, and has been part of business groups throughout Southern California for years.

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Assembly Member Chad Mayes (R-42)

assemblymember.mayes@assembly.ca.gov From his tenure as a Yucca Valley Town Councilman and as a board member of the San Bernardino Associated Governments, to leadership on the Statewide Board of Directors for League of California Cities, it’s clear that Chad’s ability to build relationships on both sides of the aisle benefit the communities he serves. A governing conservative, it was Chad’s reputation for building consensus that resulted in his appointment to a number Over the course of his decade-plus years

of key legislative committees including

of public service, Chad Mayes is noted

serving as Vice Chair of the Assembly

for bringing a spirit of responsive, servant

Human Services Committee.

leadership to every position he has held.

In addition to his Vice Chairmanship, Mayes was appointed to the

Rancho Mirage District Office:

Governmental Organization Committee

41608 Indian Trail, Ste. 1

as well as the Insurance committee.

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Also noteworthy was Mayes’ additional

Phone: 760.346.6342

appointment to the important Assembly

Fax: 760.346.6506

Rules Committee, which serves as the administrative body governing

Representing:

the Assembly, as well to the Special

District: *(p) partial

Committee on Legislative Ethics.

Counties: Riverside (p), San Bernardino (p)

First elected to the Yucca Valley Town

Cities: Beaumont, Hemet, La Quinta,

Council in 2002 then re-elected by

Palm Desert, Palm Springs, San Jacinto,

wide margins in 2006 and 2010, Chad

Twentynine Palms, Yucaipa. Yucca Valley

was twice chosen by colleagues to serve as Mayor. In each of his years as Councilman and Mayor, Chad’s leadership helped deliver a remarkable record of balanced budgets without tax increases. At the height of the state and national financial crisis, Yucca Valley responded with a disciplined action plan that

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included significant budget cuts while still safeguarding the community’s rainy day fund. By the time Chad left the Town Council, the community had 40% of its budget in reserves. As President of the Desert Mountain Division of the League of California Cities, Chad became a strong and visible advocate for shifting power away from state and federal government and back to local communities, an approach he will continue to champion in the State Assembly. Chad’s commitment to his community also includes past service as a youth sports referee, a lifeguard and swim instructor. He also served as Treasurer of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chad and his wife Shanon live in their lifelong hometown of Yucca Valley. The son of a pastor, he is a committed Christian and leader in his local church. A former Financial Advisor and Registered Tax Preparer, Chad shares ownership in a local small business with his brother. Chad is a graduate of Liberty University.


Assembly Member

Eduardo Garcia (D-56)

assemblymember.eduardo.garcia@assembly.ca.gov Eduardo Garcia was elected in November

capital improvement projects for

2014 to represent California’s 56th

the city. In fact, the city of Coachella

Assembly District, which includes cities

invested over $200 million in public

and unincorporated communities in

works projects during Garcia’s tenure.

eastern Riverside County and Imperial

Garcia worked to expand health and

County, including Blythe, Brawley,

wellness programs in his community.

Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria,

His work to build a healthier Coachella

Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot

through a partnership with the Flying

Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial,

Doctors and the Clinton Foundation

Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton

earned recognition from the California

Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and

Endowment for its exemplary model.

Westmorland.

A graduate of local public schools,

Garcia was first elected to the Coachella

Garcia attended Coachella Valley

City Council in November 2004. In 2006,

High School and the University

at the age of 29, he became Coachella’s

of California, Riverside. He also

first elected Mayor. Under his leadership,

completed the “Senior Executives

the City of Coachella has transformed into

in State and Local Government”

an emerging social, economic, political

Public Administration program

and cultural center.

from the John F. Kennedy School of

Garcia’s administration set a strong

Government at Harvard University

foundation for the city’s growth by

and recently earned his Masters

directing large city-wide park renovation,

Degree from the University of

expanding green space, building, repairing

Southern California School of Policy,

and resurfacing streets, and a major

Planning and Development.

overhaul of the city’s Downtown District.

He is a proud father, husband and

As Mayor, Garcia worked with leaders and

lifelong resident of the Coachella

agencies to procure outside grants and

Valley.

regional funding for several high profile

Imperial Valley Office: 1101 Airport Rd. Suite D Imperial, CA 92251 P: 760.355.8656 F: 760.355.8856 Coachella District Office: 48220 Jackson St. Ste A-3 Coachella, CA 92236 Phone: 760.347.2360 Fax: 760.347.8704 Representing: District: *partial (p) Counties: Imperial (p), Riverside (p) Cities: Blythe, Brawley, Calexico, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Imperial,

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Assembly Member

Freddie Rodriguez (D-52)

assemblymember.rodriguez@assembly.ca.gov

Chino District Office: 13160 7th St. Chino, CA 91710 Phone: 909.902.9606 Fax: 916.319.2152 Representing: District: *(p) partial Counties: Los Angeles (p), San Bernardino (p) Cities: Chino, Fontana, Montclair, Pomona

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Born and raised in the City of Pomona,

economic times. He led the effort

Freddie Rodriguez has dedicated his life

to restore firefighting positions in

to serving his community. He has worked

Pomona, ensuring that each shift was

as an Emergency Medical Technician

fully staffed and that firefighters were

(EMT) in the San Gabriel Valley for

properly equipped to respond to fire

over 29 years. As an EMT, Freddie was

and emergency calls.

awarded the California Star of Life award,

A leader in helping jumpstart the local

for his outstanding community volunteer

economy, Freddie brought together

contributions and lifesaving rescues. In

community and business leaders to

2005, Freddie journeyed to Louisiana,

help revitalize downtown Pomona,

Mississippi, and Texas to help the victims

generate new economic investment,

of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

and create new jobs.

Freddie was elected twice to the Pomona

Freddie lives in Pomona with his wife

City Council. On the City Council, Freddie

Michelle. They have four children,

helped improve public safety, expanded

Desirae, Freddie Jr., Vincent, and

Neighborhood Watch programs, created

Selena, and two grandchildren,

new jobs as a result of the economic

Jayden and Jacob. Their son, Vincent,

development projects he championed,

currently serves as a Deputy Sheriff

and delivered balanced budgets while

for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s

protecting city services during tough

Department.


Assembly Member

Jose Medina (D-61)

assemblymember.medina@assembly.ca.gov Medina was first elected to the California

beyond the classroom motivated him

State Assembly in 2012, he represents

to pursue public office. He served

California's 61st Assembly District, which

as school board member on the

consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley,

Jurupa Unified School District Board

Perris and Mead Valley.

of Education and completed three

During his first term in the Assembly,

successful terms on the Riverside

Medina led the effort to ensure the

Community College District Board of

University of California, Riverside Medical

Trustees.

School received $15 million of full and

During his tenure as a Trustee,

continuous funding through the state

he chaired the Teaching and

budget, to train students for crucial

Learning Committee and supported

jobs in the health-care industry. In turn,

establishing independent colleges in

those jobs will strengthen the region’s

Riverside, Moreno Valley and Norco.

economy, as well as improve health

Medina recognizes the critical role

care accessibility in the Inland Empire.

higher education plays in supporting

Additionally, Medina passed legislation

jobs and opening up the doors for

which assisted small businesses, helped

opportunity. He graduated from UC

protect seniors, and improved goods

Riverside with a bachelor's degree

movement throughout the state.

in Latin American Studies, and a

Medina brings to the legislature a lifetime

master's degree in History.

of experience in education from his many

Assemblymember Medina has two

years as a teacher with the Riverside

adult children, Jennifer and Matthew

Unified School District, also serving as a

and two grandchildren, Elsa and Liam.

member of the Riverside City Teachers

He currently resides in Riverside with

Association, and a representative to the

his wife, Linda.

state council of the California Teachers Association (CTA). Medina's eagerness to assist students

For the 2013-2014 legislative session, Mr. Medina chaired the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee, preserving California’s businesses. Riverside District Office: 1223 University Ave, Rm. 230 Riverside, CA 92507 Phone: 951.369.6644 Fax: 951.369.0366 Perris District Office: 137 N. Perris Blvd., Ste. 15 Perris, CA 92570 Phone: 91.369.6644 Representing: District: *(p) partial Counties: Riverside (p) Cities: Moreno Valley, Perris, and Riverside

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Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-47)

assemblymember.brown@assembly.ca.gov

Fontana District Office: 8353 Sierra Ave. Fontana City Hall (M-Th) Fontana, CA 92335 Phone: 909.350.7646 San Bernardino District Office: 290 N. D St. Rm 903 San Bernardino, CA 92401 Phone: 909.381.3238 Fax: 909.885.8589

Representing: District: *partial (p) Counties: San Bernardino (p) Cities: Bloomington, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Muscoy, Rialto, and San Bernardino

As an active community member, Brown

of Proof, MSNBC, the Brian Williams

has worked with such groups as the

Show and Channel 11 Fox News.

Inland Empire Urban League, National

Their successes led them to create

Council of Negro Women (NCNW),

California Black Media (CBM)

Kiwanis, Arrowhead United Way, YWCA,

in 2001. CBM is a network of 22

San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council and

African-American newspapers and

her church, the San Bernardino St. Paul

media enterprises across the state

A.M.E. where she serves as a trustee.

of California. The organization has

Prior to being elected she served as the

served as a statewide initiative to

president of the San Bernardino County

better inform, educate, and advocate

NAACP. Assemblymember Brown also

for the African American community,

spearheads local events including: Take

as well as help promote minority-

a Cop to Lunch, Bill Pickett Rodeo, and

owned news organizations.

the Underground Railroad Field Study

In and out of elected office,

Program.

Assemblymember Brown has always

In addition to decades of public service,

been a champion of family owned

Assemblymember Brown has been a

small businesses. The pride and

small business owner for over thirty years.

community benefits of owning a

In 1980, she and her husband, Hardy

small business was instilled in by her

Brown Sr., founded Brown Publishing

father, Marvin a veteran of WWII, who

Company to circulate a community

started a tax preparation business in

newspaper called the Black Voice News.

Southern California over sixty years

The newspaper is published weekly and

ago. Today that business is run by her

focuses on local news in Riverside and

older brother. Following her father’s

San Bernardino counties. The Browns

lead, the Black Voice is now owned

were recognized as the only living

by the Brown’s daughter, Dr. Paulette

publishers to be included in the 175th

Brown-Hines.

anniversary of the Black Press of America.

Assemblymember Brown and her

Assemblymember Brown's experience

for 52 years and raised four children

husband, Hardy Sr. have been married as a journalist includes serving as a

in San Bernardino. Lynn, Paulette,

television talk-show host for 12 years on

Hardy Jr., and Regina have blessed

local access television, KCSB Channel

their parents with nine grandchildren.

3, and appearing as a guest on Burden

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Senator

Joel Anderson (R-38)

senator.anderson@senate.ca.gov

After four years of service in the State Assembly, Senator Joel Anderson was elected in 2010 to represent the citizens of San Diego and Riverside Counties in the thirty-sixth Senate district. In 2014, he was re-elected to office, representing the thirty-eighth Senate district. When first elected to the Assembly, he promised his constituents, "I am not going to Sacramento to be a potted plant." True to his word, Senator Anderson authored a landmark piece of legislation in his first year of service in the Assembly. Assembly Bill 221 required the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers' Retirement System to divest from companies that violated federal law by doing business in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This legislation called for the divestment of over $24 billion of our public pensions from the Islamic Republic of Iran - the top exporter of terrorism throughout the world. The bill sparked a national movement which led 28 other states and the United States Congress to introduce similar laws. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced to the world that he would sign AB 221 on the floor of the United Nations during his speech to the General Assembly. AB 221 garnered national and international media coverage in over 300

The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto," BBC, Bloomberg, The National Review, Le Monde (France), and The Jerusalem Post (Israel). To keep our roads safe, Senator Anderson authored legislation to make the Regional Transportation Management Center a 24/7 operation. In recognition of the sacrifice that the men and women of our military have made in the protection of our freedoms, Senator Anderson passed AB 257 into law, which granted free state park passes to disabled veterans and recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Senator Anderson was also recognized with the 2007 "San Diego Psychiatric Society Legislative Award" for his "interest in, sensitivity to, and knowledge of mental health issues." Senator Anderson’s success in 2007 led national talk radio host, Roger

El Cajon District Office: 500 Fesler St. #201 El Cajon, CA 92020 Phone: 916.651.4038 Fax: 916.651.4938 San Marcos District Office: 1 Civic Center Dr. Ste. 320 San Marcos, CA 92069 Phone: 760.510.2017 Fax: 760.510.2695

Hedgecock, to call Joel, "the greatest freshman Assemblyman from San Diego ever." In 2008, Senator Anderson joined forces with the state's sheriffs and district attorneys to curb the rampant crime of metal theft. For his dedication, these groups named

Representing: District: * (p) partial Counties: San Diego (p) Cities: Alpine, El Cajon, Escondido, Fallbrook, La Mesa, Poway, Rancho Sante San Marcos,

Senator Anderson their Legislator of the Year.

articles in 13 countries. Media coverage included Time Magazine, New York Times,

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Senator

Mike Morrell (R-23) senator.morrell@senate.ca.gov

A small business owner for over 25 years,

President’s Club.

Senator Morrell understands the issues

Prior to his time in public office,

faced by residents and businesses in the

Mike was an active member of the

Inland Empire. Senator Morrell’s view

California Republican Assembly. He

of government is simple: government

served on the Business Advisory

exists to serve the public, not to be served

Boards of former State Senator Bill

by it. The right to private property, the

Leonard and former Assemblyman

gift of free enterprise, and government

Fred Aguiar, in addition to the

by consent are central tenets to our

Small Business Council of former

nation and its continued prosperity.

Assemblyman Bill Emmerson.

Mike is committed to restoring fiscal

Education

responsibility and common sense

Mike graduated from Damien High

Mike and his wife Joanie have been

approaches to government.

School in La Verne and earned his

married for 33 years and have three adult

IIn the Senate, Mike currently serves

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business

children. Kristen is an earned a degree

on three standing committees: Public

at the University of La Verne.

from the Claremont Graduate School;

Employment and Retirement (Vice Chair);

Mike began his professional career

David is a Yale Law School graduate; and

Energy, Utilities, and Communications;

in the title industry. After breaking

Matthew is a graduate of Hillsdale College.

and Banking and Financial Institutions.

company records twice, he began

Mike has consistently lent his time and

his own business in Upland, serving

talents to the community. He has served

as president of both Provident Home

on the Board of Directors for the Building

Loans and Provident Real Estate. He

Rancho Cucamonga District Office: 10350 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. A-220 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Phone: 909.919.7731 Fax: 909.919.7739 Representing: District: *(p) partial Counties: Riverside (p), San Bernardino (p) Cities: Beaumont, Hemet, Big Bear City, Loma Linda, Menifee, Phelan, San Bernardino, Yucaipa

Industry Association and the Board of

incorporated his business in 1989.

the Rancho Cucamonga YMCA and the

Mike and his family are committed

Advisory Board for the Gary Anderson

to preserving freedom for the next

School of Business at UC Riverside. He

generation. They place a high priority

was also a key member of the Inland

on ensuring public awareness and

Empire Economic Partnership and the

understanding of the principles of

Legislative Committee for the Citrus

limited, Constitutional government.

Valley Association of Realtors. Mike was a co-founder of the Inland Empire Prayer Breakfast, contributed to Inland Empire leadership for the City of Hope, and acts on the Advisory Board to the Pacific Justice Institute. He is proud to support Hillsdale College through the Parents Board, as well as the Claremont Institute

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Senator

Jeff Stone (R-28) senator.stone@senate.ca.gov

Senator Jeff Stone was elected to

work he did as a County Supervisor,

represent the 28th State Senate District

where he created the county’s

in 2014. The 28th District stretches from

emergency reserve fund, streamlined

Southwest Riverside County (Temecula,

the county’s property assessment

Murrieta and Lake Elsinore) all the way to

system to help financially distressed

the Arizona Border.

families keep their homes, created

Senator Stone has lived in Southern

the county’s internet juvenile sexual

California his entire life. He moved to

predator interdiction program, passed

Temecula because of the rural lifestyle

a county resolution making it easier

and family values it represents. Jeff knew

for law abiding citizens to carry

that Temecula was one of the best places

concealed firearms for personal

to open a business and raise a family.

protection, and cut transportation

In 1983 he opened his first small

mitigation fees by half to promote

business the “Temecula Pharmacy” and

economic growth.

began building his strong ties and local

One of Jeff’s proudest

involvement within the community. In

accomplishments came several years

1992 Jeff began expanding his public

ago when he advocated creating a

service involvement when he ran and was

second tier for new hires and raising

elected to the Temecula City Council for

the employee portion of the pension

three terms.

contribution. Saving taxpayers

Stone served as Mayor until being elected

millions while maintaining vital county

to the Board of Supervisors. Jeff’s

services over the long term.

election to the Board of Supervisors in

In addition to his work at the local

2004 was an illustration of how effective

government level Jeff continues to

his term on the City Council had been.

own and operate his local business,

Jeff successfully beat the incumbent and

Innovative Compounding Pharmacy.

was reelected to the Board in 2008 and

Jeff is a graduate of USC, where he

2012. Prior to being elected and sworn

earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

into the State Senate, Jeff served as

He has taught graduate nursing

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

students seeking their masters

As a Senator, Jeff embraces the

in nursing degrees at Cal State

philosophy of a fiscally responsible and

Dominguez Hills as an assistant

more efficient government that is less

professor of pharmacology and also

intrusive and more productive for its

served as an externship professor for

citizens. Public safety a top priority his,

the USC School of Pharmacy.

Indio Distric Office: 45-125 Smurr St., Ste. B Indio, CA 92201 Phone: 760.398.6442 Fax: 760.398.6470 Murrieta District Office: 25186 Hancock Ave., Ste. 320 Murrieta, CA 92562 Phone: 951.894.3530 Fax: 951.894.3536 Representing: District: *(p) partial Counties: Riverside (p) Cities: Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Temecula

and he looks forward to continuing the

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Senator

Richard D. Roth (D-31) senator.roth@senate.ca.gov

Richard Dale Roth was born November 6, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Ada High School (Ada, Ohio) in 1968, where he played in the band and was elected president of his junior class and the Student Council. He went on to Miami University (Ohio), majored in political science, minored in chemistry and enlisted in the ROTC program. After a less than perfect eye exam kept him from flight school, Roth set his sights on the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Riverside District Office:

(JAG) and earned his law degree from

3737 Main Street, Suite 104

Emory University in 1974.

Riverside, CA 92501 Phone Number: 951.680.6750

Roth was elected to represent the

Fax: 951.680.6757

California State Senate’s 31st Senate District on November 6, 2012. He was

Representing:

sworn into office in California’s State

Counties: Riverside (p)

Capitol in Sacramento on Monday,

Cities: Perris, Moreno Valley, Corona,

December 3, 2012. The 31st State Senate

Norco, Jurupa Valley, Riverside, Home

District includes portions of Riverside

Gardens

County including the Cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris and Riverside. Senator Roth is chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government, and he chairs the Senate Insurance Committee. The Senator also serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

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Senator Roth serves on the Joint Committee on Emergency Management Services. He is a member of the following Senate policy committees: Budget & Fiscal Review; Transportation and Housing; Health; and Veteran’s Affairs. He is also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace. Senator Roth was appointed to the Little Hoover Commission by the Senate Rules Committee in February 2013. On March 28, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Senator Roth to the newly created Governor's Council on California Military Future. On July 16, 2015, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León appointed Senator Roth to the California Law Revision Commission which is responsible for examining the common law, statutes, and judicial decisions of this State for the purpose of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms.


Senator

Connie Leyva (D-20) senator.leyva@senate.ca.gov

The district includes the cities and

· Education

communities of Bloomington, Chino,

· Energy, Utilities and Communications

Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair,

· Joint Legislative Audit

Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto and San

· Rules

Bernardino.

· Transportation and Housing

As our State Senator, Senator Leyva

She also currently serves on the

is committed to improving California’s

Senate Select Committees on

schools, environment and communities,

California-Mexico Cooperation,

as well as creating quality jobs

Manufactured Home Communities,

throughout the 20th State Senate District

Ports & Goods Movement and

and California. She firmly believes that

Women and Inequality: Strategies to

California families benefit most when

Promote Opportunity.

we invest in and help strengthen small

Raised in Chino, Senator Leyva has

businesses and other job drivers that

lived in the Inland Empire since she

create good paying jobs in our local

was a small child. She attended

communities.

local schools and graduated from

A lifelong activist standing up for working

the University of Redlands with a

people and families, Senator Leyva

bachelor’s degree in communicative

started working at her local Alpha Beta

disorders.

market as a senior in high school. She

Senator Leyva and her husband Al live

served as both Union Representative

in Chino and are the proud parents of

and President of the United Food and

recent college graduate twins, Allie

Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local

and Jessie.

1428, helping grocery workers gain a stronger voice for fair wages and benefits. Following in that tradition of community service and action to improve the lives of others, she was elected in 2004 as the first woman President of the California Labor Federation, representing more than 2.1 million workers throughout the state. Senator Leyva serves as Democratic Caucus Chair of the California State Senate, as well as on the following committees:

Elected to represent the 20th State Senate District on November 4, 2014, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her first term in the California State Senate.

Chino District Office: 11760 Central Ave. Ste 100 Chino, CA 91760 Phone: 909.591.7016 Fax: 909.591.7096 San Bernardino Office: 464 W. 4th St. Suite 454B San Bernardino, CA 92401 P: 909.888.5360 Representing: District: (p) * partial Counties: Los Angeles(p), San Bernardino (p) Cities: Chino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto, San Bernardino

· Appropriations

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Congressman

Ken Calvert (R-42) ken.calvert@mail.house.gov

Corona District Office: 4160 Temescal Canyon Rd., Ste. 214 Corona, CA 92883 Phone: 951.277.0042 Fax: 951.277.0420 Representing: Riverside County including the cities of Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Menifee, Murrieta and a portion of Temecula

Ken Calvert, a lifelong resident of

determines House Republican

Riverside County and 17-year small

committee assignments, since 2003.

business owner in the restaurant and

In the 114th Congress, Rep. Calvert's

real estate industries, represents the

legislative priorities includes: enacting

42nd Congressional District of southern

pro-growth policies that will help

California. Calvert was born on June 8,

our struggling economy; reducing

1953 and attended neighborhood public

our national debt; reforming our

schools, graduating from Corona High

tax code; supporting our military

School in 1971. He attended two years at

around the world and supporting the

Chaffey College, in Alta Loma, and then

mission in Afghanistan; strengthening

enrolled at San Diego State University,

our borders and making the use of

where he graduated in 1975 with a

E-Verify mandatory for all employers

Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

in the U.S.; creating long-term

Ken is a Protestant and is involved

solutions to California's energy and

in several local community volunteer

water problems; reducing the time it

organizations.

takes to build infrastructure projects by making common sense, bi-

Rep. Calvert was first elected to the

partisan reforms to our environmental

House in 1992 and was part of the

laws; and, much more.

historic "Contract with America" class in 1994 that swept the House to Republican control for the first time in 40 years. In the 114th Congress, Rep. Calvert continues to serve on the House Appropriations Committee where he is the Chairman of the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee. Rep. Calvert is also a member of the Defense Subcommittee and the Energy and Water Subcommittee. Rep. Calvert was also selected to serve as the Chairman of the California Republican Delegation. Rep. Calvert has been the California Republican Delegation's voice on the House Steering Committee, which

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Congressman

Duncan Hunter (R-50) duncan.hunter@mail.house.gov

Congressman Duncan D. Hunter

he and his fellow Marines were at

represents California's 50th

the center of combat operations in

Congressional District consisting of East

Fallujah, Iraq.

and Northern County San Diego. In 2008,

In September 2005, four years

Hunter was elected to his first term in the

after he quit his job and joined the

House of Representatives, succeeding his

Marine Corps, Hunter was honorably

father, Duncan L. Hunter, who retired after

discharged from active military

serving 14 consecutive terms in Congress.

service and started a successful

Hunter is a native of San Diego. He

residential development company.

graduated from Granite Hills High School

Still a Marine Reservist, he was

in El Cajon and earned a degree in

promoted to the rank of Captain in

Business Administration from San Diego

2006, and to the rank of Major in 2012.

State University. Hunter worked to pay for

Less than two years before Hunter

his education by creating websites and

was elected, he was recalled to active

programming databases and ecommerce

duty and deployed to Afghanistan.

systems for high-tech companies.

Hunter returned home after more

Immediately after graduation, he went to

than six months on the front lines and,

work full time in San Diego as a Business

with the support of the San Diego

Analyst.

community, became the first Marine

Soon after our nation was attacked on

combat veteran of the wars in Iraq

September 11, 2001, Hunter quit his job

and Afghanistan elected to Congress.

and joined the United States Marine

Hunter is a strong conservative

Corps. Hunter entered active service

who is committed to strengthening

as a Lieutenant in 2002 and excelled in

national security, enforcing our

the area of field artillery, much like his

borders, creating opportunities for

grandfather, Robert O. Hunter, who was

American workers and protecting

a Marine Corps artillery officer in World

the interests of taxpayers. He is also

War II.

a strong proponent of the Second

Over the course of his service career,

Amendment, protecting traditional

Hunter served three combat tours

marriage and the rights of the unborn.

overseas: two in Iraq and one in

Congressman Hunter and his wife

Afghanistan. In 2003, Hunter deployed to

live in Alpine, California. They are

Iraq with the 1st Marine Division. Hunter

the proud parents of three children:

completed his second tour in 2004, where

Duncan, Elizabeth and Sarah.

El Cajon District Office: 1611 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 310 El Cajon, CA 92920 Phone: 619.448.5201 Fax: 619.449.2251 Temecula District Office: 41000 Main St. Temecula, CA 92590 Phone: 951.659.5108 Fax: 951.449.2251 Representing: Escondido, San Marcos, Santee, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Valley Center

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Congressman

Mark Takano (D-41) mark.takano@mail.house.gov

Riverside District Office: 3403 10th St. Ste 610 Riverside, CA 92501 Phone: 951.222.0203 Fax: 951.222.0217 Representing: Counties: Riverside, San Bernardino Cities: Jurupa Valley, Riverside, Highgrove, Moreno Valley, Mead Valley, Perris

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For more than twenty years, Mark Takano

student, he bused tables to help make

has worked to improve the lives of

ends meet. During his senior year, he

Riverside County residents, both as an

organized a transcontinental bicycle

elected official and as a teacher at Rialto

ride to benefit the international

High School.

development agency Oxfam America.

During his first term, Mark returned more

Upon graduation, Mark returned

than $2 million in benefits to constituents

home to Riverside and began

and veterans, advocated for immigration

teaching in the Rialto Unified School

reform, toured more than 100 businesses,

District in 1988. As a classroom

increased VA medical residency slots,

teacher, Mark confronted the

and worked to keep federal funding for

challenges in our public education

the Perris Valley Line during the 2013

system daily.

government shutdown.

In 1990, Mark was elected to the

In his second term, Mark will continue

Riverside Community College

supporting legislation that will grow our

District's Board of Trustees. At RCC,

local economy, lower the cost of housing,

Mark worked with Republicans

support veterans, improve our education

and Democrats to improve higher

system, protect Medicare, Medicaid and

education for young people and

the Affordable Care Act, and invest in

job training opportunities for adults

local infrastructure projects.

seeking to learn a new skill or start

Born and raised in Riverside, Mark's

a new career. He was elected Board

commitment to public service began at

President in 1991 and helped the

an early age. His family roots in Riverside

Board and the District gain stability

go back to his grandparents who, along

and direction amid serious fiscal

with his parents, were removed from their

challenges.

respective homes and sent to Japanese

In 2012, Mark became the first openly

American Internment camps during World

gay person of color to be elected to

War II. After the war, these two families

Congress.

settled in Riverside County to rebuild their

Mark Takano represents the people

lives.

of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Jurupa

Mark attended La Sierra High School in

Valley and Perris in the United States

the Alvord Unified School District, and

House of Representatives. He serves

in 1979 he graduated as the school's

on the Veterans' Affairs Committee,

valedictorian. Mark attended Harvard

the Education and Workforce

College and received his bachelor's

Committee, and the Science, Space,

degree in Government in 1983. As a

and Technology Committee.


Congressman

Pete Aguilar (D-31) pete.aguilar@mail.house.gov

Pete Aguilar represents the 31st

middle-class families throughout San

Congressional District of California. He

Bernardino County and prioritizes

was sworn in January 6, 2015 and serves

legislation that will nurture a more

on the Armed Services and Agriculture

fair economy, where everyone has

Committees.

the opportunity to succeed. He is

Raising his family in the community

committed to policies that create jobs,

his family has called home for four

support our students, and safeguard

generations, Representative Aguilar

vital programs for seniors and

understands the challenges that

veterans.

Inland Empire families face today. He

Representative Aguilar previously

started his first job at the age of twelve,

served as the Mayor of Redlands,

working with his grandfather at the San

where he earned a reputation for

Bernardino County Courthouse cafeteria.

his bipartisanship and steadfast

He then put himself through college

commitment to making his

with the assistance of student loans and

community a better place to live,

federal grants, and later established a

work, and raise a family. He resides

life in public service to give back to his

in Redlands with his wife Alisha and

community.

their two sons.

Representative Aguilar is a voice for

Rancho Cucamonga District Office: 685 E. Carnegie Dr. Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909.890.4445 Fax: 909.890.9643 Representing: Counties: Riverside, San Bernardino Cities: Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Muscoy, San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Loma Linda

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Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-36) raul.ruiz@mail.house.gov

Palm Desert Office: 43875 Washington St, Ste F Palm Desert, CA 92211 Phone: 760.424.8888 Fax: 760.424.8992 Hemet Office: 445 E. Florida Ave. 2nd FI Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: 951.765.2304

U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D.,

a Senior Associate Dean. Through

grew up in the community of Coachella,

the group Volunteers in Medicine, he

California, where both of his parents were

helped to open a free clinic to help

farmworkers.

underserved communities in the

Dr. Ruiz achieved his lifelong dream of

Coachella Valley.

becoming a physician through public

In 2010, Dr. Ruiz started the Coachella

education. After graduating from

Valley Healthcare Initiative, which

Coachella Valley High School, Dr. Ruiz

brought together stakeholders from

graduated magna cum laude from UCLA.

across the region to address the

He went on to Harvard University, where

local healthcare crisis. He has also

he earned his Medical Degree, as well

worked internationally in the medical

as a Masters of Public Policy from the

community. In 2010, Dr. Ruiz flew

Kennedy School of Government and a

to Haiti immediately following the

Masters of Public Health from the School

2010 earthquake and served as the

of Public Health, becoming the first Latino

Medical Director for the J/P Haitian

to earn three graduate degrees from

Relief Organization. The U.S. Army's

Harvard University. He completed his

82nd Airborne awarded him the

Residency in Emergency Medicine at the

Commander's Award for Public

University of Pittsburgh and a Fellowship

Service for his work.

in International Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During his training, Dr. Ruiz served as a

Fax: 951.765.3784

consultant to the Ministries of Health of

Representatives:

Dr. Ruiz returned home after completing

Counties: Coachella Valley Cities: Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Hemet and San Jacinto

both Serbia and El Salvador. his medical training and began working as an Emergency Room doctor at Eisenhower Medical Center. Recognizing the physician shortage crisis in the Coachella Valley, Dr. Ruiz started a premedical mentorship program for young aspiring doctors, which has grown to include over 100 local students. The program became part of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, where Dr. Ruiz served as

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Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-35)

norma.torres@mail.house.gov

As a State Senator, Torres played a

and authored legislation to accelerate

significant role in making the Affordable

the construction of affordable

Care Act work for California’s patients and

housing, help delinquent homeowners

consumers. She led efforts to increase

refinance their second mortgages,

access to care and improve the quality

and make it easier for returning

of care in underserved areas. Her law to

veterans to purchase homes.

diversify Covered California so that it is

Fighting crime and making sure the

better prepared to enroll the uninsured

public safety system is responsive

earned her statewide recognition and

to the needs of the community has

national attention. She also championed

been a lifelong priority for Torres.

a law to generate more revenue for

As a former 9-1-1 dispatcher, she

programs that train and place doctors

drew on her expertise to write a law

in medically underserved communities.

that modernized our 9-1-1 system—

Understanding that our healthcare

resulting in a system that now routes

system often results in many prescription

cell phone callers to their local police

drug patients paying more for treatments

department, rather than a statewide

than is necessary, Torres passed a

hotline, during an emergency. Torres

consumer protection law that requires

also authored legislation to help

health insurance companies to be more

prevent metal theft, keep drivers

transparent in the way they present

under the influence of drugs off our

information about prescription drugs

roads and highways, stop peeping

covered by their plans.

toms from exploiting victims, and to

During her time in the Legislature, Norma

raise fines on criminals who tamper

Torres also led efforts to provide financial

with online data. In response to

assistance to millions of California

a wave of corruption in local and

families negatively impacted by the great

state government in 2013, Torres

recession. As Chair of the Committee on

championed anti-corruption laws that

Housing and Community Development,

will make it easier for prosecutors

she led an effort that secured $2 billion

to convict elected officials and

in federal funds for the “Keep Your

individuals who receive bribes

Home California” program which helped

or engage in other acts of public

thousands of families keep their homes

corruption.

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Sheriff

John McMahon Sheriff John McMahon is a resident of the High Desert with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He has been married to his wife Shelly for 25 years and has two daughters, Abby and Allie. He began his career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as a patrol deputy at the Needles Police/Sheriff’s Station, after which he was assigned to the Victorville and Hesperia Patrol Stations. Once promoted to sergeant, he worked supervisory positions at the West Valley Detention Center and Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center jail facilities, as well as the Victorville City Station and Employee Resources. At the rank of lieutenant, John was second in command of the Sheriff’s Academy and the Fontana Station. As Captain, he was commander of the Central Detention Center, the Apple Valley Station, and West Valley Detention Center. As deputy chief, John oversaw the Detentions and Corrections Bureau, followed by an assignment to manage the Desert Patrol Bureau. John was then promoted to assistant sheriff, overseeing Operations. On December 31, 2012, John McMahon was appointed to Sheriff by the Board of Supervisors to fulfill the unexpired term of Sheriff. On Friday, June 21, 2013, John formally announced his candidacy for Sheriff and on June 3, 2014, he won in the primary election. John is committed to maintaining the department on its current path of providing only the best public safety service to the citizens of San Bernardino County. John possesses an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Victor Valley College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University. He is certified as a Jail Manager through the American Jail Association, and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police West Point Leadership Program. John was also inducted into the Victor Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2007. The Sheriff’s Department continues to be challenged by an economy that necessitates certain budget restraints. Sheriff McMahon remains committed to moving forward in order to partner with other public safety agencies and to regionalize services for cost effectiveness. Crime will continue to be tackled with diligence. The department will continue efforts on emphasizing education and a diversified workforce. The Sheriff’s diverse background and proven leadership, along with the dedicated men, women and volunteers of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, will be the driving forces behind our success.

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