Endorsements

2016 Endorsements

Federal

  • Congressman Paul Cook 8th Congressional District
  • Congressman Steve Knight, Current Congressman 25th District, Former 36th District Assemblyman, Former 17th District State Senator

State

  • State Senator Mike Morrell, 23rd District
  • Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, 33rd Assembly District
  • Senator George Runner, (Ret.) State Board of Equalization
  • Former Senator Sharon Runner (deceased), 17th District and Former State Assembly member

County

  • Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood, Current San Bernardino County 1st District Board of Supervisors, Vice Chairman Board of Supervisors
  • Supervisor James C. Ramos, Current San Bernardino County 3rd District Board of Supervisors, Chairman Board of Supervisors, Former San Bernardino County Board of Trustees

Educators

  • Ted Alejandre, Superintendent, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
  • Ralph Baker, Former Superintendant Victor Elementary School District
  • Pat Caldwell, Ph.D., Consultant, Former President/Superintendent Copper Mountain Community College District
  • Chico Garza, San Bernardino County Unified School District
  • Dr. Ed Gould, Former President/Superintendent Victor Valley Community College District (1990-1995)
  • Rick Piercy, Former Executive Director of Lewis Center for Educational Research
  • Chris Piercy, Lewis Center for Educational Research
  • Nick Halisky

Trustees

  • Fred Baca, Barstow Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Ted Baca, Barstow Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Phil Harris, Trustee, Barstow Community College District, Board of Trustees
  • Lou Monville, Member of California Community Colleges Board of Governors (2004-2006), Chairman Emeritus of the University of California Regents Board of Trustees
  • Richard “Dick” Sauers, Former President, Current Trustee, Apple Valley Unified School District
  • Mark Sumpter, Board of Trustee Member, San Bernardino County Unified School District
  • Joyce Chamberlain, Trustee, Victor Elementary School District, Board of Trustees
  • Carl Tate, Former Trustee, Victor Valley Community College District, Board of Trustees (1997)
  • Brandon A. Wood, Trustee, Victor Valley Community College District, Board of Trustees

VVC Foundation

  • Donald P. Brown, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 2013-2015
  • Michael Duane Davis, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 1988-1994, Trustee of Victor Valley Community College District 1983-1987
  • Diana Carloni-O’Malley, Former President of Victor Valley College Foundation
  • Burce M. Fay, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 2008-2009
  • Michael Jasberg, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 1998-1999
  • Robert Kniss, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 2000-2002
  • John Kroencke, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 1975-1976 and 1978-1985
  • Janice Olson, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 2009-2011
  • Kirk Riding, President of Victor Valley College Foundation 2001

Student Leaders

  • Jazmine Gailey, Past ASB Vice President (2015-2016), Victor Valley Community College
  • Gabrielle Galindo, Past ASB Presiden (2015-2016), Victor Valley Community College 
  • Roderick A. Gray, Former VVC Student and ASB President (2009)
  • Amanda Monroy, Former ASB President VVC (2014-2015)

Barstow

  • Julie Hackbarth, Current Mayor, Former Council Member City of Barstow

Hesperia

  • Percy Bakker, Former City of Hesperia Mayor and City Founder, 1972 & 1985  Victor Valley Community College Board of Trustees

Victorville

  • Ryan McEachron, Current Council Member, Former Mayor, Former Mayor Pro Tem City of Victorville
  • Eric Negrete, Current Council Member City of Victorville
  • James L. Cox, Current Council Member of the City of Victorville, Former City Manager and Mayor City of Victorville, Former Town Manager of Apple Valley
  • Terry Caldwell, Former Council Member, 8 Time Mayor, City of Victorville
  • Gloria Garica, Former Council Member, Current Mayor City of Victorville

Mojave Water Agency

  • Doug Shumway, Director Division 7
  • Michael Page, Director Division 4
  • Richard Hall, Director Division 3
  • Beverly Lowry, Director Division 8

Business & Community Leaders

  • Ronald Wilson, VVC Distinguished Award Designation and Former Chairman of the Board/President/CEO of Desert Community Bank
  • Don Ferrarse, Owner Apple Valley Land Co./The Ferrarese Foundation
  • Inland Empire Taxpayers Association
  • Sharon Wright