After Rep. Gary Miller’s announcement yesterday that he is retiring at the end of his term, rumors immediately began to surface that Assemblyman Curt Hagman would end his bid for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to run for Congress.
Hagman’s was quick to quash rumors. In a press release issued shortly after Miller’s announcement, Hagman said, "My dedication to local public service and the County of San Bernardino is stronger than ever. I offer my best wishes to the candidates who seek the Congressional office, but I will not be among them. My priority and commitment remains fighting for job growth, public safety, and overall quality of life for San Bernardino County."
Hagman is one of several possible candidates for the seat. Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod is considering leaving Congress to also run for the local position.
"I will put my experience as a businessman, a city councilman and Mayor, and as a leader in the State Legislature to work for San Bernardino. I look forward to leading efforts to rebuild our local economy, make our neighborhoods safer, and restore confidence in our county government," Hagman added.