Monday, September 16, 2013 – 04:30 p.m.

As expected, Former State Senator Bob Dutton formally has announced his candidacy for San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder.

In a early afternoon press release, Dutton, a well-qualified fiscal conservative, said he will run to replace Dennis Draeger, who is retiring next year.

Reportedly, Assistant Assessor-Recorder Dan Harp is also considering a run to replace his boss.