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Christine Mai-Duc
Nov. 9, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) has lost her long, expensive battle against fellow Democrat attorney Eloise Reyes.

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By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 11/03/16 – 10:12 PM PDT |

Depending on where you live, the source of those political ads cramming your mailbox may be hundreds of miles away.

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The Sun: This Inland Empire Assembly race features an unusual matchup


Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown and challenger Eloise Reyes (Courtesy photos)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 10/16/16 – 2:55 PM PDT |

The dynamic that pitted Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton continues in California’s 47th Assembly District.

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DailyBulletin: How many laws did Inland Empire legislators get passed this year?


From left: Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga; Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino; and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth , R-Rancho Cucamonga.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/08/16, 12:34 AM PDT |

Last Friday night at midnight, Gov. Jerry Brown dropped his still-smoking veto pen, the 2016 California legislative session at an end.

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Patrick McGreevy
July 26, 2016 – 11:28 a.m.

A political committee funded by oil companies has launched ads on the Internet attacking state Sen. Connie Leyva of Chino for opposing the reelection of Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown of San Bernardino, a fellow Democrat, and questioning Levya’s party loyalty.

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InlandPolitics: Primary election outcomes into focus

United States presidential election, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 03:30 p.m.

Well the much talked about California Primary Election is before us.

Then things will get dull until the presidential nominating conventions. One can expect more policy speeches and sniping between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Cheryl Brown

Published: May 9, 2016
Updated:   May 11, 2016 – 6:45 a.m.

Critics of San Bernardino Democrat Cheryl Brown have a new nickname for the Inland assemblywoman – “Chevron Cheryl.”

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Chevron - Cheryl Brown Campaign Mailer

A campaign mailer, underwritten in part by Chevron, touts Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, as a champion of the environment. She failed to support major climate-change legislation last year. (Dan Smith

Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
April 20, 2016 – 2:29 PM

  • California Environmental Justice Alliance condemns campaign mailer that lauds Brown’s environmental record
  • Brown’s camp defends the Democrat’s depiction as environmental advocate
  • Independent expenditure committee to support Brown’s re-election, largely supported by Chevron, paid for the advertisement

A California environmental group is crying foul after Chevron helped fund a campaign mailer casting Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown as an “environmental champion for us all.”

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Cheryl Brown

Assemblymember Cheryl Brown laughs on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. (Andrew Seng)

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
April 14, 2016 – 12:24 PM

  • Brown under fire for environmental record
  • Faces election challenge from fellow Democrat
  • A California Democrat facing a rare challenge from the left over her environmental record has gotten a $1 million boost from Chevron.

The independent expenditure on behalf of Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, should sharpen the divisions in a race showcasing liberal discontent with business-friendly Assembly Democrats. Environmental and labor groups angered by Brown’s stance on climate legislation last year have backed a challenger and fellow Democrat, attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes.

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Cheryl Brown

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino

April 5th, 2016 – 11:10 am ·

The signing of a bill that will gradually raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour was a cause for celebration among the state’s Democrats on Monday, April 4.

But in the race between two Democrats for an Inland Assembly seat, the new wage provided more fodder for attacks. Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, voted for the minimum wage legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Cheryl Brown

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), right, speaks at a town hall meeting at San Bernardino Valley College flanked by members of the Assembly’s moderate Democratic caucus. (Christine Mai-Duc)

Christine Mai-Duc
March 12, 2016

What happens when a Democratic lawmaker strays from party leaders on a key piece of Gov. Jerry Brown’s policy agenda? One assemblywoman who held back support for a sweeping climate-change bill last year is starting to find out.

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Patrick McGreevey
March 3, 2016

Twenty-one state legislators on Wednesday disclosed that they attended a conference in Maui last November that was paid for by a non-profit group funded by special interests including the oil industry and state worker unions.

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Cheryl Brown

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino.

Published: Feb. 18, 2016 2:14 p.m.

Two Democrats running to represent part of San Bernardino County in the Assembly continue to gather endorsements that reflect a matchup between the Democratic establishment and liberals who want to take down a moderate incumbent.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

The Press-Enterprise: ASSEMBLY: Eloise Reyes gets AFL-CIO endorsement

Eloise Gomez Reyes

Democratic Assembly candidate Eloise Reyes.

Published: Feb. 5, 2016 Updated: 1:49 p.m.

After her rival won the Democratic Party’s pre-endorsement, state Assembly candidate Eloise Reyes is striking back with the AFL-CIO’s help.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Cheryl Brown

Saxophonist Eddie M dances with Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, during a Sheila E. concert on the Capitol steps hosted by the Black Legislative Caucus on June 17, 2015. (Andrew Seng / The Sacramento Bee file)

Capitol Alert
By Alexei Koseff
January 30, 2016 3:23 PM

  • Assemblywoman receives 80 percent of pre-endorsement vote from local Democratic delegates
  • Brown faces controversial challenge from fellow Democrat after vote on climate change bill last session
  • In another intraparty fight, longtime Rep. Mike Honda narrowly fails to win pre-endorsement

Despite an unusual challenge from a fellow Democrat, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown received enough support at a delegate vote in her San Bernardino-area district Saturday to secure the party’s endorsement at its upcoming convention.

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Eric Linder

Assemblyman Eric Linder, R-Corona, in 2013. SEIU California announced Friday that it has endorsed Linder, R-Corona, the first Republican endorsed by the union in 20-plus years. (Hector Amezcua

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
January 29, 2016 3:07 PM

  • Linder could be Democratic target in 2016
  • Union endorses some Democratic incumbents in races but not another

Assemblyman Eric Linder could be a Democratic target this year, with at least three Democrats so far announcing candidacies for Linder’s western Riverside County district.

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Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown represents California’s 47th State Assembly district and is seeking reelection in the June primary elections. (Courtesy photo)

By Beau Yarbrough and Ryan Hagen, The Sun
and Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 08/19/15, 12:57 PM PDT |

California’s legislators returned to work in Sacramento on Monday, poised for the battle to get their legislation approved before the 2015-16 session ends on Sept. 11.

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The Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown signs bill prohibiting fines for brown lawns

Jerry Brown

This May 28, 2015 file photo shows Gov. Jerry Brown speaking at a gathering of political, business and community leaders at the annual California Chamber of Commerce Host Breakfast in Sacramento, Calif. | Rich Pedroncelli AP

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
July 13, 2015

  • Legislation comes as California suffers through fourth year of drought

With California suffering through a fourth year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting local agencies from fining homeowners who let their lawns go brown, his office announced Monday.

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The Sun: Officials get earful on water needs of Inland Empire

By Ryan Carter, The Sun
Posted: 04/11/15, 7:32 PM PDT

They can’t take a vote and make it rain, but as they began their spring session last week, Inland Empire legislators were listening to a chorus of local water leaders in their districts, who say they need tools and money to enforce unprecedented water restrictions, build new water infrastructure and preserve the region’s fair share of funding from recent water legislation.

Why should people care?

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Cheryl Brown


By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/27/14, 7:37 PM PST |

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is abstaining from the game of musical chairs that has enticed numerous Inland Empire pols.

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DailyBulletin: Donnelly, Brown bill to fund understaffed courts voted down


By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/15/14, 8:14 PM PST |

Sacramento >> An attempt to pump more money into underfunded courthouses has died in committee.

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InlandPolitics: Cheryl Brown to hold community meeting

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 08:55 a.m.

Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) has announced she will hold a community meeting at Fontana City Hall on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 8353 Sierra Avenue.

The PE: CHERYL BROWN: Inland assemblywoman navigates first year

Cheryl Brown

Assembly Member Cheryl Brown
October 11, 2013; 04:10 PM

SACRAMENTO – Republican colleagues mocked the legislation. Some fellow Democrats could be seen shaking their heads at their desks.

Inland Southern California Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown had presented other bills on the Assembly floor during her first year in office. But none encountered as much bipartisan turbulence as the San Bernardino Democrat’s union-backed measure to help state workers get their jobs back after they had missed five days of work.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Shutdown means a no-show at Assembly jobs hearing


October 04, 2013; 06:06 PM

The federal government shutdown isn’t just idling Inland campgrounds and air base commissaries. Last Friday, Washington’s impasse made its presence felt at the inaugural hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: LEGISLATURE: Bevy of bills by Inland lawmakers goes to governor

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has received more than two dozen bills authored by Inland lawmakers.

September 20, 2013; 05:36 PM

SACRAMENTO – From commercial driver’s licenses to scrap metal, more than two dozen bills by Inland lawmakers await consideration by Gov. Jerry Brown after passing the Legislature in the final days of the 2013 session.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

CapitolWeekly: Cheryl Brown: Publisher-turned-lawmaker at home in the Capitol

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

By Amanda Ramirez | 08/28/13 8:00 AM PST

As a newspaper publisher, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is not shy about her advocacy for journalists.

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The PE: CAMPAIGNS: Incumbents and candidates pulled in cash first half of 2013


August 01, 2013; 05:41 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California’s 42nd Assembly District had a lot of political cash going in and out during the first six months of the year, new campaign finance reports show.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino recall group attracts 50 at news conference

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/02/2013 04:18:21 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — A group trying to recall the city’s top nine elected officials drew about 50 people for a news conference Thursday explaining why they think the city needs all new leaders.

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The PE: TRIBAL CASINO: Inland tribes lose Assembly vote

California Assembly Seal

May 02, 2013; 02:17 PM

SACRAMENTO – In a rare legislative setback for members of Inland Southern California’s powerful tribal casino industry, the Assembly narrowly passed legislation ratifying a gaming compact between the Brown administration and a Central Valley tribe.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Eneterpise, click here.

The PE: STATE LEGISLATURE: Area lawmakers given gifts, trips in 2012

Norma Torres+Bill Emmerson

Assemblywoman Norma Torres, D-Pomona, and state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands. (Contributed Image)

March 06, 2013; 03:55 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California lawmakers received more than $50,000 in gifts and travel from businesses, unions, and other groups in 2012, according to recently filed economic disclosure documents.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Inland Empire lawmakers get committee assignments

Staff Reports
Posted: 01/20/2013 03:47:15 PM PST
Updated: 01/20/2013 06:23:26 PM PST

The Inland Empire’s legislative delegation is well-represented in committee assignments announced earlier this month. Several local members have been chosen for leadership positions on key panels.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: House website whizzes botch Ruiz’s name


January 06, 2013; 06:33 PM

You’ve spent more than a year running for Congress, endured millions of dollars in attacks from your opponent and shadowy Super PACs, and yet still prevailed.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CHERYL BROWN: Newspaper publisher starts first Assembly term

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

January 04, 2013; 04:02 PM

SACRAMENTO — For about 30 years, the local office of the Assembly district centered on San Bernardino County’s urban core has bounced between San Bernardino and Rialto. First-term Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is moving the office back to San Bernardino, which she said is more centrally located for constituents.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.