Friday, December 14, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.
More entertainment is coming to San Bernardino County political circles courtesy of County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker (D-Chino).
It’s no secret Walker, a county official of about 27 years, has been bored in his current position for some time.
The solution? Collect a $200,000-plus county pension and double-dip elsewhere.
Walker will now run for the 32nd Senate District seat vacated by Democrat Gloria Negrete-McLeod, who was elected to the U.S. Congress last month.
So far, Walker, who has already collected a smattering of endorsements, faces State Assembly Member Norma Torres (D-Pomona). Torres has also announced she will run for the seat in a special election to be set by Governor Jerry Brown.
Walker, who lives just outside the district boundary, must relocate before the filing period.
The bigger question? Walker’s successor, should he be elected.
Walker has successfully passed the certified public accountancy examination and is also a licensed attorney. But, both of his primary Assistant’s, Matt Brown and Annette Kerber, lack any significant accounting experience or training.
Walker’s predecessor, Errol Mackzum, was also a CPA.
It’ll be interesting to see what county supervisors do to select his replacement, should Walker depart.