Randon Lane, mayor pro-tem of Murrieta, has announced that he will challenge incumbent Supervisor Chuck Washington for the 3rd District seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
In 2016, Lane finished third in the June primary to Washington. Shelly Milne was second. Washington won the general election in November.
In his announcement, Lane said, “Over the last four years, Supervisor Washington has been absent from the district. During difficult times we need leaders who can make difficult decisions and we have not seen that from the 3rd District. Unfortunately, Supervisor Washington has closed the door on Riverside County’s working families and it is now time for new leadership that will show up and be a voice for everyone.”
Lane has served as Murrieta’s mayor in 2011 and 2016. He was first elected to the City Council in 2008. Previously, he served on the city’s Planning Commission. In December, the Riverside Transit Agency Board of Directors unanimously chose Lane to lead the 22-member governing board for the upcoming year.
On the basis of his Murrieta experience, Lane also added, “The Third District needs strong leadership that supports limited government and accountability, fiscal responsibility that is fair to our working families and a bold course of action that will bring new life to the Third District and Riverside County. I believe my vision for the future of Riverside County and my track record in Murrieta demonstrates I am the best candidate for this position.”
Lane and his wife, Bridget, have three children.