Gloria Negrete-McLeod

Negrete-McLeod

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 03:15 p.m.

As expected, U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Montclair) announced she will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday.

The one-term member of Congress will run for the 4th District seat being vacated by Gary Ovitt, who is retiring at the end of this year.

At this point, Negrete-McLeod is the odds-on favorite in a district that has become increasingly more democrat, in voter registration numbers, over the past several years.

Negrete-McLoed will face, as her main opponent, State Assemblyman and County Republican Party Chairman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills).

Currently, Negrete-McLeod has a 3-to-1 cash-on-hand advantage over Hagman, with just over $900,000 in the bank, with the ability to raise hundreds of thousands more.

But rest assured, Hagman will put up a fight for the seat.

Two years ago, Negrete-McLeod easily-ousted Joe Baca from his seat in Congress. Now Baca is rumored to be considering a run in CD-35, the seat being vacated by Negrete-McLeod and his old seat, instead of CD-31, which is being vacated by Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

InlandPolitics.com has learned that Baca will remain a candidate in CD-31.