By Molly Davis Staff Writer
Posted: 08/25/2011 11:54:01 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Three local mayors lent their support Tuesday to James Ramos, who is running for San Bernardino County supervisor.

Pete Aguilar of Redlands, Dick Riddell of Yucaipa and Pat Morris of San Bernardino all gave their support to Ramos.

“I’m confident James will build trust and provide leadership for Redlands and the 3rd Supervisorial District,” Aguilar said Thursday. “This has clearly been a difficult time for those who want the best for San Bernardino County. I look forward to working with James as we turn a new page for the county.”

Ramos, the chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is also a member of the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees. According to a news release, he is
James Ramos is a candidate for the Board of Trustees of the San Bernardino Community College District. COURTESY PHOTO
also the first Native American to serve as a member of the state Board of Education.

“It feels really assuring that three mayors are supporting me,” Ramos said Thursday. “It sends the message that I’m on the right track.”

The Highland resident knows the area well. He attended Cal State San Bernardino and the University of Redlands, where he received his master’s degree in business administration.

“James Ramos’ experience in business, government and philanthropic efforts through the years give him the background to be successful as a county supervisor,” Aguilar said.

Morris said in the news release that Ramos is a good candidate to “restore faith” in the county government system, and will “provide the ethical leadership so badly needed at the board table.”

Riddell mentioned the importance of education when it comes to the economy, explaining that training and skills are needed for a competitive job market.

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