Robert Lovingood

1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. (James Quigg, Daily Press) |

By Shea Johnson ,Staff Writer
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Posted:     May. 3, 2016 at 12:59 PM
Updated: May 3, 2016 at 5:27 PM

  • On core issues, incumbent touts progress; armed county workers idea being assessed

VICTORVILLE — County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has touted 2015 dips in overall crime and homelessness as two building blocks for his next four years should he win re-election.

But in a conversation broadcast Monday evening on Facebook Live, the incumbent also spoke about two issues that have been in the scope of San Bernardino County leaders even if they’re still outside the public radar.

Lovingood said he wants to continue pursuit of thwarting a regional welfare fraud epidemic and boost career technical education for the county’s workforce as an avenue toward the middle class.

As the June 7 statewide primary approaches, he’s facing challenges for his seat from former Apple Valley Mayor Rick Roelle, former Victorville City Councilwoman Angela Valles, Hesperia Mayor Bill Holland and Hesperia Mayor Pro Tem Paul Russ.

Within the 1st District, overall crime was reported last month to be down in 2015, even as the drop was particularly bolstered by dramatic decreases in lesser crimes and showed an inconsistent trending of violent offenses.

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