Lovingood Taps Aguiar as Chief Policy Advisor

LovingoodNewBy Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Fred Aguiar, a former County Supervisor, State Assembly Republican leader and co-author of the Three Strikes law, has been named senior policy advisor to Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Robert A. Lovingood.

“Fred brings a wealth of experience and relationships at the state and federal levels that will benefit residents of the First District and the County as a whole,” Lovingood said. “I appreciate Fred’s commitment to taxpayers and efficient government. And his work with law enforcement and the Three Strikes Law speaks for itself.”

Like private corporations, Lovingood said, it makes sense to bring in talented people like Aguiar.

Aguiar has more than 30 years of experience in government, politics and business. He was a member of the California Assembly from 1992 to 1998. While in the Assembly, he served as Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee, as well as Speaker Pro Tem. Aguiar co-authored the landmark Three Strikes anti-crime legislation, the first of its kind in the nation.

Aguiar served as Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency from 2003 to 2006 and again in 2009.

He was a Cabinet Secretary to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, serving as the direct liaison between the Governor and his Cabinet members and all Executive Branch agency and department directors. He later became Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Governor, where he worked on a variety of issues relating to California’s consumers, civil rights enforcement and internal state operations and management.

“I look forward to serving Supervisor Lovingood, the First District, the Board of Supervisors and the residents of San Bernardino County,” Aguiar said.

He was a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from 1998 to 2003, including a term as Board Chair.

Aguiar served in the Army from 1969 to 1970 in Vietnam and majored in Political Science at Cal Poly University, Pomona. He and his wife Patti have been married 48 years and have a daughter and two grandchildren.

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