CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
SAN BERNARDINO, CA – - At a press conference attended by many local friends and supporters, College Board Trustee and small business owner James Ramos today announced that he is a candidate for Supervisor in the 3rd district.
“Over the past several months, I have received numerous phone calls from leaders in our community asking that I consider running for the Board of Supervisors,” said Ramos. “The recent events with the incumbent in the 3rd district have increased the urgency of those calls. After discussing the idea with many leaders who I respect, and with my family, I have decided to announce today that I am a candidate for Supervisor.
“The people of San Bernardino County have been let down time and time again,” Ramos added. “Public faith in our institutions and elected officials is crucial in our democracy. The people cannot have faith in their government when key government officials are being indicted and being forced to recuse themselves from important duties and votes due to legal problems.”
Ramos said his priorities would be to work on policies that “bring new businesses to our county, maintain and create future jobs, protect the taxpayers by eliminating waste and duplication in government, work as a team to move forward a balanced budget that contains prudent reserves.”
James Ramos is a small business owner, long-time community leader and elected member of the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of Redlands. James has served on numerous boards and organizations promoting business, economic and social opportunities in the greater San Bernardino area, including the San Bernardino County Museum Association, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation, Foundation Board of Governors, California State University San Bernardino, Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, St. Bernadine Medical Center Foundation, San Bernardino Valley College Foundation, Crafton Hills College Foundation, and Arrowhead United Way. In 2005 he was elected with strong bi-partisan support and Re- Elected in 2010 to the San Bernardino Community College. James has been appointed by both Republican and Democratic Governors to key state positions. He currently serves on the State Board of Education.
Among those endorsing Ramos and attending the press conference or announcing their support for James Ramos today were former 3rd District Supervisor Dennis Hansberger; Supervisor Josie Gonzales; Highland City Council member Penny Lilburn: Yucaipa Mayor Dick Riddell and Council members Tom Masner and Denise Hoyt; San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris; San Bernardino Police Chief Keith Kilmer, Redlands Mayor Peter Aguilar, Redlands City Councilman Jon Harrison, Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueeramann, Big Bear Lake Councilwoman Liz Harris and College Board President Carlton Lockwood. Senator Bill Emerson could not attend but he also announced his support for James Ramos. “James Ramos has worked tirelessly for many years for the benefit of our community and I am pleased to give him my wholehearted support,” Emmerson said.