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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – 09:15 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this week.

San Bernardino County Supe’s elect Rutherford chair

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously elected Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford as it’s new chairperson. Second District Supervisor Gary Ovitt will be vice-chair.

Interestingly, multiple sources confirm outgoing-chair Josie Gonzales was trying to maneuver a second term as chair. The idea landed with a loud thud.

What a surprise!

Benoit new chair of Riverside County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor John Benoit is the new chair of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

Jeff Stone will be vice-chair.

Kevin Jeffries takes post

Former State Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries became a Riverside County Supervisor yesterday. He replaces five-term Supervisor Bob Buster, who lost by a razor thin margin.

Special election set for 32nd Senate District

California Governor Jerry Brown has set the date for a special election to fill the 32nd Senate District seat vacated by U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod.

The election will occur March 12, with any runoff occurring May 14.

Currently, Democrats Norma Torres (D-Pomona) and Larry Walker (D-Chino) are vying for the seat.

Walker has the endorsement and backing of Negrete-McLeod.

Ramos running for Assembly?

A new rumor has surfaced in the crazy dog-eat-dog world of San Bernardino County politics.

The latest? San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos (R-Redlands) will run against Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

Morrell represents the 40th Assembly District and is termed out in 2018.

We’ll have to see if this interesting, but bizarre, idea pans out.