Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington has begun his campaign for a full term. Appointed last month to replace Jeff Stone, who was elected to the state Senate last fall, Washington’s current term expires December 2016.
The other candidate is Murrieta Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Randon Lane. He was first elected to the council in 2008.
Infrastructure throughout the district is his priority and that can take many forms, not just roads and highways, he said.
He was here Saturday and said he plans to campaign a lot in Idyllwild, where people will learn that communication and accessibility also are his priorities.
In 2011, he placed signs throughout Murrieta inviting feedback from residents. The notices included both his phone number and email address. “People were shocked when I answered the phone. But how can I communicate without talking to the residents?” Lane asked.
In 2013, after Stone said this would be his last term as supervisor, Temecula Councilman Mike Naggar announced plans to run for the seat. However, he withdrew from the race last month.
When asked if he would comment on the current candidates, Naggar replied, “It’s way too early; we’ll see many different people in the race.”
And he added, “Mr. Washington is surely worthy of the governor’s appointment and deserves another term.”