James Ramos elected chairman of Board of Supervisors

SAN BERNARDINO >> The first meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors for 2015 began Tuesday with the election of a new chairman and vice chairman, supervisors James Ramos and Robert Lovingood, respectively.

“I am honored my colleagues have chosen me to lead the board over the next two years,” said Ramos who represents the Third District. “It is truly humbling to serve as the first Native American supervisor and now chairman of the Board of Supervisors.”

Ramos is a Serrano Indian and member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. He is the former chairman of the tribe, and served on the San Bernardino Community College District’s Board of Trustees prior to being elected supervisor.

Ramos said he was looking forward to working with his colleagues on the board and moving the county forward and continuing to establishing more policies and procedures to keep the county on that trajectory and holding public officials accountable.

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