By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 01/28/2011 01:50:46 PM PST

Robert Rego was re-elected Thursday evening as chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Party.

Rego was elected chairman in August 2009 after the previous two chairmen – former Assemblyman Anthony Adams and Upland Councilman Ken Willis – resigned.

If Rego serves his full two-year term, he’ll be county Republicans’ longest-serving chairman since Bill Postmus, the former county supervisor and assessor.

San Bernardino County was a so-called “Red County” – one where a majority of registered voters are Republican – from 2002 to 2008, when Democrats took the lead, and Republicans are still trying to get back on top.

In an interview last month, Rego said he wants to focus for the next two years on building up the county party and getting more voters to understand Republican values.

“One of the areas I think we should focus on now, not waiting for 2012, is becoming more active in local communities and neighborhoods,” he said. “We need to re-connect with local neighborhoods. … In reaching out to communities where Republicans live and where neighborhoods are changing, we want to make sure we’re connecting with those changes.”

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