Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood already has four interested challengers.

Monday, November 30, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

The race to de-throne San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is already in full swing and, from the looks of things, it’s going to be a circus.

It’s unusual for first district voters to return a supervisorial incumbent for a second term. It’s only happened a couple times in recent years.

So far, at last count, voters have at least four challengers to select from.

Lovingood, who hasn’t built any significant popularity within his district, did participate in a recent high-profile attempt to oust Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux.

The result: He failed miserably.

Other than the aforementioned attempted ouster, Lovingood, who makes Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos look like a Nobel prize winning chemist, has done little else in his first term.

But the list of interested challengers looking to show Lovingood the door is interesting.

They consist of;

  • Paul Russ, Hesperia City Councilman
  • Mike Holland, Hesperia Mayor Pro Tem
  • Rick Roelle, Former Apple Valley Town Councilman
  • Angela Valles, Former Victorville City Councilwoman

The later two, Roelle and Valles are married, which would make for an interesting contest if both candidacies come to fruition.

Valles’ federal lawsuit against her employer, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA), will also likely add drama to this election adventure.

To read the Valles civil complaint, click the following link: Angelita Valles v. Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority