Fred Aguiar

Fred Aguiar

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/09/16 – 3:12 PM PST |

Longtime political heavyweight Fred Aguiar will join the staff of County Supervisor Robert Lovingood as senior policy adviser, Lovingood announced Friday.

“Fred brings a wealth of experience and relationships at the state and federal levels that will benefit residents of the First District and the County as a whole,” Lovingood said in a news release. “I appreciate Fred’s commitment to taxpayers and efficient government. And his work with law enforcement and the Three Strikes Law speaks for itself.”

Aguiar, co-author of California’s Three Strikes Law, served in the California State Assembly from 1992 to 1998 and later as cabinet secretary, deputy chief of staff and senior adviser.

In between, Aguiar sat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from 1998 to 2003, including a term as chairman. He began his political career in 1978 as a Chino city councilman and then mayor.

“I look forward to serving Supervisor Lovingood, the First District, the Board of Supervisors and the residents of San Bernardino County,” Aguiar said in a news release.

Aguiar served in the Army from 1969 to 1970 in Vietnam.