Friday, September 2, 2011 – 09:20 a.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry today announced that his campaign has received the endorsement of four respected local elected officials.

Loma Linda Mayor Rhodes “Dusty” Rigsby, Grand Terrace Mayor Walt Stanckiewitz, Loma Linda Mayor Pro Tem Ovidiu Popescu and Loma Linda Councilmember Phill Dupper have endorsed Neil Derry’s re-election as Third District Supervisor.

Each of the four elected leaders praised Derry for his responsiveness to the needs of local residents.

“These four elected officials are all effective leaders for their communities. I am honored to earn their endorsements and active support for my re-election to the County Board,” said Derry. “Together we have built an outstanding working relationship to address regional concerns and oppose local revenue grabs by the politicians in Sacramento.”

The new endorsements come on the heels of Derry receiving support from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks).

A United States Marine and former local City Councilman, Supervisor Neil Derry won election to the Board of Supervisors in 2008 by defeating an incumbent. During his first term, Neil authored the County’s new sunshine ordinance and is leading the fight for a County Ethics Commission to combat corruption.

Derry is being challenged by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos.