Assembly member James Ramos, D-Highland, will seek another four-year term in the state legislature.
Ramos announced on Wednesday, January 11, that he would seek re-election in the 45th Assembly District, after the 40th Assembly District was redrawn in December.
“It is an honor to represent the Inland Empire,” Ramos said in a news release issued by his campaign office. “My focus will continue to work to create jobs, improve the mental health of our youth, and keep our communities safe.”
Ramos was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2018 after six years on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
Elected in 2018, he is the first California-born American to serve in the Assembly. Ramos is a member of the Serrano/Cahuilla tribe and a former president of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. He is a lifelong resident of the San Manuel Indian Reservation.
The new 45th Assembly District includes parts of Fontana, Highland, Rialto, Redlands and San Bernardino, and an obsolete section of Rancho Cucamonga.
Ramos’ campaign office noted that before redistribution, he already represented more than half of the 45th district and is a strongly Democratic-leaning one, which Governor Gavin Newsom voted in 2018 with more than 60% of the vote. Won together
After the new state and congressional district maps were finalized on December 20, other San Bernardino County legislators have announced their plans regarding re-election:
- On December 21, Thurston “Smitty” Smith, R-Apple Valley, announced that he would seek re-election in the newly created 34th Assembly District, which includes the Los Angeles County towns of Lancaster as well as his former 33rd Assembly District. Includes urbanized parts. and Palmdale.
- On December 27, R-Big Bear, Jay Obernolte, announced that he would seek re-election in the new 23rd Congressional District, which included 85% of his current constituents, as well as Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Calimesa and the southern part of the Redlands. Is.
- On January 6, Assembly Majority Leader Alois Gómez Reyes, D-Colton, announced that he would seek re-election in the newly created Assembly District 50, which includes Loma Linda and the towns of Colton and Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Parts of the Redlands are included. , Rialto and San Bernardino.
An elected official, State Sen. Connie Leva, D-Chino, announced on January 4 that she would not seek re-election in the newly formed 29th Senate District, which includes Rialto and San Bernardino and parts of Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland . , Rancho Cucamonga, the Redlands and Uplands, together with an unpopulated area of Loma Linda.