By Sandra Emerson | |
Published: February 19, 2019 at 4:25 pm | Updated: February 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

Dan Flores has worked side by side outgoing Supervisor Josie Gonzales in San Bernardino County’s 5th District for the past 14 years. Now Gonzales’ chief of staff is looking to succeed his boss when the seat opens in 2020.

“We have built new libraries, hundreds of new senior and family housing units, along with new facilities and improved parks for families,” Flores said Monday in a news release.

Flores, a lifelong resident of Colton, said he has Gonzales’ endorsement and plans to build on their success in the 5th District. His campaign will focus on housing, healthcare, education and workforce, the release said.

Flores has also served on the Colton Joint Unified School District board since 2012. In that time, he helped with the sale of school district property to the California University of Science and Medicine to build a new medical school, among other initiatives.

Flores’ ties to the community date back to his grandfather, who immigrated to the area during World War II and opened Toby’s Market in the predominately Hispanic community of South Colton, according to the news release.

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