They will also cast yea or nay votes for local measures that will have an impact on their wallets.
That is why it is very important that you get involved and vote this November 4th. In keeping with our tradition here at The Black Voice News we are offering you our selected choices of candidates to serve you and our community.
We believe representation on each governing body should reflect our culturally diverse population, various professions, mixed ages and both genders. There are many ingredients we consider before making our recommendations for your consideration, things such as, the candidates involvement in the community they wish to serve. What is the candidates vision for the community?
Does the candidate have ideas to handle growth in the Inland Empire including transportation, education, health and economic development? Does the candidate have the ability to garner a cross section of the community? What is the reputation of the candidate as perceived by the community?
Does the candidate have the ability to articulate their vision to the people? Has the candidate demonstrated the courage to meet with the people during trying issues? Does the candidate have the desire to meet and work with other governmental agencies to resolve common community issues?
Will the candidate fight to ensure that the minority business community has access to government contracts? Will the candidate fight to ensure equal opportunity in employment and promotions?
Other areas we consider are their views on the issues of community beautification, equality in law enforcement, better education for our students, higher college going rates, less gang activity in our neighborhoods, better living conditions in our communities, and more economic development by Black and Hispanic businesses in underserved communities.
Having said all of that we are recommending the following choices:
Ben Johnson, II Alvord Unified School District Board
Lewis J. Vanderzyl Riverside USD Board of Education
Maxine Frost Riverside USD Board of Education
Virniecia Jordan-Davis Perris School Board of Education
Rita Rogers Perris City Council
Dom Betro Riverside City Council Ward 1
Mike Goldware Riverside City Council Ward 3
Ed Adkison Riverside City Council Ward 5
Mary Lou Morales Riverside City Council Ward 7
San Bernardino County
Amos Isaac S. B. County Board of Education
Mary Sampson S. B. Community College District
Allen B. Gresham S. B. Community College District
Charles H. Beeman S. B. Community College District
Marie Lopez-Carson Colton Joint USD Area 1
Kent Taylor Colton Joint USD Area 3
Kathy Binks Fontana USD Board of Education
Rick McClure Fontana USD Board of Education
Ron McPeck Redlands USD Board of Education
Walter Scott Hawkins Rialto USD Board of Education
Dennis W. Mobley Rialto USD Board of Education
Danny Tillman S. B. City USD Board of Education
Marlin L. Brown S. B. City USD Board of Education
Judi Penman S. B. City USD Board of Education
Theresa W. Kwappenberg Redlands City Council
David C. Kennedy S. B. City Treasurer
Gordon McGinnis S. B. City Council Ward 3
Joe Suarez S.B. City Council Ward 5
Rikke Van Johnson S. B. City Council Ward 6
Wendy McCammack S. B. City Council Ward 7
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