Campaigns

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/14/13, 5:50 PM PST |

San Jacinto Councilwoman Crystal Ruiz, 45, said she is likely to enter the race for state Senator Bill Emmerson’s 23rd district seat when he steps down on Dec. 1.

Emmerson, R-Redlands, announced his intent to resign last week. Ruiz, a call center representative for Kaiser Permanente, and married mother of four young children, said she’ll make an official announcement later this week or early next week.

Ruiz, an Emmerson supporter, was elected to the City Council in 2012 for a four-year term. If elected to the state Senate Ruiz, said she’s interested in bringing jobs to the district.

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