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Candidate Receives Endorsement from SB City Council and City Manager

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San Bernardino City Council Member Rikki Van Johnson and City Manager Charles McNeely has endorsed candidate Renea Wickman for Congressional District 31.

Rikke Van Johnson is a 49-year resident of the San Bernardino. Retired from the United States Postal Service after 27 years of service, Johnson is presently employed as a Bail Agent and Manager for Greenwood Bail Bonds in San Bernardino.

Councilman Johnson was elected to the City Council in November 2003 and was sworn in to represent the residents of the Sixth Ward of the City of San Bernardino on March 1, 2004 and was re-elected to the City Council in November 2007. He has served on various City Committees and presently serves on the Ways & Means Commit tee, the Redevelopment Committee and the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Advisory Task Force.

Further he serves as a member of the Inland Valley Development Agency, San Bernardino International Airport Authority and the San Bernardino Economic Development Corporation.

City Manager Charles McNeely has held this critical position since 2009 and has served the community well. McNeely started the call center whereby San Bernardino City residents have real time access to city employees to directly with their issues. McNeely's open access policy for the community of San Bernardino has been very well received by the community.

“I am very happy to receive the endorsement of Mr. Johnson and McNeely. As we all know, the City of San Bernardino has been named the second poorest city in the country. Their endorsement tells me that they recognize that I am the best candidate to bring the desperately needed resources to create jobs, fair housing, and improve the education disparities in the city. I will work very hard and personally with city officials to make sure that under my watch this great City of San Bernardino will not be on the list for highest foreclosures, rate of unemployment, and high school dropout rates, but will be on the list of best improved for increase in jobs, community development , increased test scores, and solvent new homeownership. I reverently look forward to helping make San Bernardino a better place for us all to live.”

Renea Wickman is running for the new Congressional District 31. The District includes Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton and Rialto. For more information visit www.wickman4congress.com.

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