Today, State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (Chino Hills) announced that he is running for the San Bernardino County’s 4th Supervisorial District.
The seat will be open as current Supervisor Gary Ovitt announced Monday that he will be retiring at the end of his 2014 term and will not seek re-election.
“I am running so I can put my experience to work for the county by leading efforts to rebuild the economy, make neighborhoods safer and restore confidence in a county government tarnished by corruption,” said Hagman.
One key priority for Hagman will be to address public safety issues and the effect prison realignment is having on the county. While in the Assembly, he has continuously fought for safer neighborhoods, backing a law that cracked down on sex offenders, co-authoring a measure to increase penalties for the illegal possession of firearms by convicted felons, and opposing the release of dangerous criminals from state prisons into our communities.
As a Supervisor, Curt will continue to fight for job growth, economic stability, and overall quality of life in San Bernardino County. “While serving in the Assembly, I have helped enact bipartisan compromise legislation that will create Inland Empire jobs by providing tax credits to those who hire new workers,” said Hagman. He also pointed to legislation he helped enact that reduced traffic congestion, created thousands of new jobs, and saved taxpayers millions by exempting vital public infrastructure projects from costly delays by lawyers.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman has received a 100% rating from the California Chamber of Commerce for five consecutive years for his outstanding voting record promoting private enterprise, fiscal responsibility and the business climate.
He also served as Chairman of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. As Chairman, Curt’s role was to convene the appropriate parties around issues, create dialogue, and generate innovative solutions in order to achieve a business competitive advantage for San Bernardino County.
Assemblyman Hagman was one of the first state legislators to express written support for transferring Ontario International Airport to local control and fully supports the efforts of Set ONTario Free.
On his first day as a candidate, Curt Hagman is honored to have already garnered endorsements from over 20 federal, state, and local elected officials and community leaders.
“I endorse Curt Hagman for Supervisor,” said Congressman Ed Royce. “We have worked together to protect and improve the quality of life in our local communities and I know he will be a dedicated and effective member of the Board of Supervisors.”
Current San Bernardino County Board Supervisor Janice Rutherford said, “A County Supervisor requires knowledge and experience in numerous and diverse areas. Curt Hagman’s unique experience in business, public safety, local governance and as a state lawmaker will make him an exceptional County Supervisor.”
And Mayor Ray Musser from the City of Upland stated, “Curt Hagman has been an innovative leader in state government and I totally support him to represent the interests of the City of Upland in the 4th District.”
Prior to serving San Bernardino County in the State Assembly, Curt was Mayor and City Councilman in Chino Hills.
Curt is a local business owner and graduate from UCLA. He has been honored by the Sheriff’s Department for outstanding volunteer work on public safety programs and he is a proud Eagle Scout. He and his wife Grace have two children, Jonathan and Elizabeth. They are active community members and attend Inland Hills Church.