January 07, 2013 9:38 AM
LYNNEA LOMBARDO, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Robert Lovingood, the newly elected San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, has chosen Daily Press Editor Donald Holland to be his special assistant.

Holland’s position is up for approval by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, and if approved his contract will take effect on Saturday, Jan. 12. Holland’s position will cost the county an estimated $84,480 in salary and $68,251 in benefits.

Holland, who has worked with the Daily Press for 18 years — including the past 11 years as editor — said he will resign as the Daily Press editor sometime before the end of January.

“We are looking for an editor and hopefully we will have someone in place by the end of the month,” said Daily Press Publisher Albert Frattura. “We are sorry to see Don go, but we have to move forward and find someone to pick up where he left off. Hopefully, we get the right person.”

In the meantime, Holland said he will refrain from editing county-related articles to prevent any conflicts of interest that could arise.

“Don is a person of great integrity and he’s a multi-talented manager,” Lovingood said. “He has the ability to come in and bring a Libertarian perspective to help direct our message throughout the county.”

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