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Hagman’s campaign to replace Ovitt picking up steam

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman, who is running for Fourth District Supervisor on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, announced additional endorsements yesterday. Added to the growing list are the entire city councils of both Chino and Chino Hills. All of the directors of the Chino Valley Independent Fire District also endorse him.

"I'm gratified that my former colleagues on the City Councils in both cities comprising the southern half of the Fourth District have united behind my candidacy" said Hagman, a former Councilman and Mayor of Chino Hills.

Hagman is one of the most vocal opponents of Assembly Bill 109, a bill his main opponent, Gloria Negrete McLeod supported. AB 109, known as prison realignment, resulted in tens of thousands of prisoners being placed back into the community before completing their state prison sentences. Opponents blame the bill for a rise in violent crime in the state.

"People are quickly realizing that the choice is between a law enforcement advocate and former San Bernardino County local government official like myself, and an ultra-liberal Congresswoman who supports Obamacare 100% and voted for early release of criminals into our communities when she was a state legislator,” Hagman said in a press release.

Hagman, a Republican, is one of the more successful legislators in the California Assembly. He has a reputation for putting party affiliations aside and working on issues that are important to all Californians. As a result, unlike many Republicans in the Assembly, his bills make it through the state legislature and signed into law by the governor.

The county supervisor seat he is now seeking is non-partisan. The current makeup of the board is three Republicans and two Democrats, who often vote along party lines despite their seats being non-partisan.

Hagman’s other endorsements include California Assembly Leader Connie Conaway, San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael, Upland Mayor Ray Musser, Calvary Chapel mega church pastor Jack Hibbs and the Chino Police Officers Association.

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