Curt Hagman

Curt Hagman’s wife, Grace, pins him after he was sworn in as a San Bernardino County supervisor on Monday. (Micah Escamilla — Staff Photographer)

By Staff reports
Posted: 12/01/14, 7:30 PM PST | Updated: 1 min ago

Former Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, was sworn in Monday as San Bernardino County’s new 4th District Supervisor, representing several West Valley cities, in a day when new faces appeared on county boards in San Bernardino and Los Angeles.

“It’s always been my dream to come back to the county,” Hagman said after the ceremony. “I do believe in the county. There is so much opportunity and really, it’s where the economic engine for Southern California is going to be. I know in L.A., there’s not a lot of land to develop, it’s much harder to redevelop than it is to start anew. We have some great open space, some great educational institutions to work from for employment base and really just helping advertise what the benefits are in San Bernardino County.”

Hagman beat Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Montclair, in the Nov. 2 general election, taking 52 percent of the vote to McLeod’s 48 percent.

Janice Rutherford was also sworn in at the ceremony by Marsha Slough, presiding judge of the Superior Court of San Bernardino County. This is her second term as supervisor for the Second District and she was selected to serve a two-year term as chair of the Board of Supervisors in January 2013.

In Los Angeles County the number of women on its Board of Supervisors doubled and an Irish-Catholic with Boston roots wwas sworn in to lead its Sheriff’s Department from scandal, division and low morale.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell took less than three minutes to acknowledge the public beating the department has taken and there was no mistaking the intended target for most of his 15 minute inaugural speech: deputies and staff.

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