Robert Lovingood

First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood now faces a battle for reelection to a second term.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Things don’t look so hot for County Supervisor Robert Lovingood after updated election results were released Monday evening.

Yesterday, the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters posted the semi-final update to last Tuesday’s election for First District Supervisor, and Lovingood’s vote total shrank even further.

Lovingood’s revised total is now at 37.27 percent of the vote, with Former Victorville City Council Member Angela Valles in second place at 25.65 percent.

His early absentee vote tally was above 42 percent, with each subsequent update having lowered his total percentage vote.

The equation reads like this.

Currently 62.73 percent of High Desert voters, who have a propensity for throwing out county supervisors after just one single term, want someone else.

Lovingood’s problem?

He can’t point to any serious accomplishments after three and one-half years in office, and in the First Supervisorial District that’s a problem.

The argument can now be made that Lovingood’s hiring of Former Fourth District Supervisor Fred Aguiar as a consultant on $120,000 annual contract was because he doesn’t know what to do. So he hired a former county supervisor to tell him.

It should also be noted that both Valles and Lovingood are republicans.

This will be the interesting local race of the November Presidential Election.