Ken Petchow left. County Supervisor Janice Rutherford right.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: February 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm | Updated: February 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

A member of the San Antonio Heights Association announced Monday he is running against incumbent Janice Rutherford for her seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

“I was very unhappy with the situation that happened here,” Petschow said in a telephone interview Monday.

A pilot for American Airlines and former president of the San Antonio Heights Association, Petschow aims to strengthen transparency in local government and bring his constituency in the Second District together to “achieve cohesive growth and prosperity for the community.”

The county’s Second District includes the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Fontana and the communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Devore and Lytle Creek.

“Key issues I see as critical to the well being of this county, and ones that I believe we can drive impact and positive change on, include economic development and a balanced county budget,” Petschow said in a statement Monday.

Although Petschow says Rutherford has led strongly during her two terms as supervisor, he said it is time for change and a “fresh approach.”

“My priority will be to build on the significant efforts of previous supervisors and drive an agenda for strengthening the utility services so vital to our county, and ensuring the community is deeply involved in the revitalization of these programs,” he said in his statement.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford is seeking a third term in office. Her re-election campaign kicks off on Feb. 15.

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