Former Congresswoman, Assemblywoman and Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod is making another run for San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman’s seat in the Fourth District.
In 2014, McLeod lost to Hagman, a former state assemblyman and Chino Hills councilman, by a narrow margin. Hagman took 52 percent of the vote to McLeod’s 48 percent.
McLeod is the only person, so far, who is challenging Hagman in this year’s Fourth District Supervisor’s race. The Fourth District includes the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Montclair and Upland. She filed her candidate statement to run in March 2015, following her defeat in the 2014 general election.
It was unclear who may also be challenging incumbent Hagman for his seat on the board. The candidate filing period opens on February 12 for all offices and ends on March 9.
San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman has already buttoned down the endorsements of the Chino Hills and Ontario city councils and the Board of Supervisors in the 2018 Fourth District supervisor’s race. The Fourth District includes the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Montclair and Upland.
A public servant of nearly 20 years, McLeod, 76, of Chino, served as a congresswoman from 2013 to 2015, a state senator from 2007 to 2013, and as an assemblywoman from 2001 to 2007. But for McLeod, who couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday, Congress wasn’t a good fit for her, and she decided she could better serve her constituents as a county supervisor. So McLeod ran against Hagman in 2014 for then Supervisor Gary Ovitt’s seat. Ovitt had announced in January 2014 he would not be seeking re-election.