Supervisor James Ramos Releases Strong Statement on Prop 57

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2016
Contact: Andre Levesque
Phone: 916-626-6804

Today 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos announced his opposition to Proposition 57 on the November ballot releasing the following statement.

“I stand with law enforcement in rejecting Proposition 57 on the November ballot. This is a dangerous measure and voters need to know the truth. Prop. 57 is more about politics in Sacramento than it is about public safety and that is why every voter should reject it. Crime rates have risen sharply in the past few years and this measure will only make matters worse.

“If we learned anything from the December 2nd terrorist attacks here locally, it’s that we must take every threat to the public’s safety seriously and make no mistake about it Prop. 57 is a threat to public safety. One of the fundamental responsibilities of government is to keep citizens safe and this proposition is a threat to our citizens. This measure makes 16,000 dangerous felons, many violent, immediately eligible for early release into our neighborhoods. Crimes such as rape, hate crimes, human trafficking, drive by shootings assault with a deadly weapon are considered non-violent and offenders would be eligible for early release.

“Local governments like ours will suffer greatly under Prop 57. If enacted this law will shift more costs of incarceration onto local counties and make it more difficult to protect our most vulnerable populations. This is unacceptable.

“Additionally, this measure will make law enforcement’s duties even more dangerous. In the month of October alone there were four law enforcement officers in California killed in the line of duty by criminals who were released from custody too early. I want our law enforcement officers to know they have my support and every individual supporting this measure is putting law enforcement in further danger.”

Supervisor James Ramos was reelected to a second term to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in June.

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James Ramos for County Supervisor

57350b5613d38.imageBy Charles Roberts, Highland Community News
May 12, 2016

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos is proud to be a member of a Board that has replaced the corruption-and scandal-plagued Board that made news in the previous administration.

The new Board has not only replaced previous problems, but has worked together to solve the county’s problems instead of only worrying about their individual districts.

As one example of the Board’s cooperation, he cites the veterans homeless project that has been undertaken under his chairmanship.

Read the complete article at the Highland Community News

Overwhelming Community Support Lines Up Behind James Ramos For Reelection Campaign

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2016
Contact: Andre Levesque
Phone: 916-626-6804

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA – Just days ago 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos filed the legal paperwork to officially appear on the June election ballot for reelection. Today Ramos announced an overwhelming list of endorsements that includes community leaders, elected officials, community groups and individuals. The list includes more than 100 endorsements from in and around the County.

“Since being elected we have really turned our County government around and it’s moving in the right direction,” said Supervisor James Ramos. “Unemployment is down, County government is working transparently and free of corruption but our work is not finished. I will continue to work to give San Bernardino County residents a voice on the Board and will work tirelessly to provide residents a safe community with jobs and educational opportunities that they can be proud of.”

“The endorsement list is an illustration of Ramos’ popularity in the community and a testament of  how hard he works to be a voice for residents,” said District Attorney Mike Ramos. “He has my full support for reelection.”

James Ramos is currently serving as Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and is running for reelection to the 3rd District in the upcoming Statewide Primary Election on June 7th.

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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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