By the Office of Sen. Jeff Stone
Contributed

Jeff Stone, Republican and incumbent candidate for state Senate District 28 seat. Photo courtesy John Hunneman

State Senator Jeff Stone has accepted an appointment to serve as the Western Regional Director of the United States Department of Labor. Stone resigned from the state senate Nov. 1 and began work in his new position on that same day. The Western Region of the Department of Labor includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
“I am deeply honored to be appointed by the president and look forward to continuing my public service in this new and exciting position,” said Stone. “The nation under President [Donald] Trump is experiencing unprecedented economic growth that requires a highly trained and skilled workforce. I look forward to supporting Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to advance the department’s mission of fostering and training of America’s workforce and protecting the interests of America’s wage earners, job seekers and retirees.
“I will always be grateful to the people of Riverside County for having granted me the opportunity to represent them and be a voice for our shared values,” Stone concluded.
Stone was elected to the state senate in 2014 and reelected in 2018. As a state senator, Stone championed policies that promote economic growth and protect taxpayers. Stone began his public service in 1992 with his election to the Temecula City Council. In 2004, Stone was elected to serve on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors [District 3]. In addition to his public service, Stone owns his local business, Innovative Compounding Pharmacy. Stone is a graduate of USC, where he earned a doctorate of pharmacy.
Editor’s note: According to the Sacramento District 28 office, the office is now the Office of Senate District 28 and is working on behalf of the constituents by answering phone calls and continuing with casework. There will be a special election in March 2020 and the newly elected state senator will take office shortly thereafter.

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