Thursday, March 5, 2015
Gov. Brown appoints Democrat to Riverside Supervisors
Riverside Supervisor Jeff Stone was elected to the California state senate. When there is a supervisor vacancy in any county, the California governor gets to appoint the replacement. Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Charles Washington, the mayor pro tem of Temecula. What makes this appointment unique is that I can't find any Democrat who has been elected to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. If one has been elected, it's been a long time. Stone's district is the most Republican in the county, one where Brown managed a paltry 37% of the vote last November. Washington's chances of retaining the seat are near zero.