Cook, Rowe, and Baca take oath of office on Monday

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Congressman and retired U.S. Marine Col. Paul Cook, Supervisor Dawn Rowe, and Rialto Councilman and former State Assembly Member Joe Baca, Jr. will take the oath of office and begin four-year terms on the Board of Supervisors at noon on Monday, Dec. 7.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, the oath of office ceremony will be conducted without a public audience. However, the event can be viewed live on the CountyDirect Broadcast Network. It will also be archived on CountyDirect for viewing at a later time.

Supervisor-elect Cook was elected in March to represent the First Supervisorial District, which includes the Town of Apple Valley and the cities of Adelanto, Hesperia, Needles, and Victorville. Cook has served in Congress since 2013 and has also served in the State Assembly and on the Yucca Valley Town Council.

Cook will succeed Supervisor Robert Lovingood, who is retiring after serving two terms on the Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Rowe was elected in March to represent the Third Supervisorial District, which includes the Town of Yucca Valley and the cities of Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Redlands, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, and Yucaipa. Rowe has served on the Board of Supervisors since December, 2018, and previously served on the Yucca Valley Town Council.

Supervisor-elect Baca was elected in November to represent the Fifth Supervisorial District, which includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Baca has served on the Rialto City Council since 2006 and has also served in the State Assembly.

Baca will succeed Supervisor and Board Vice Chair Josie Gonzales, who is retiring after serving four terms on the Board of Supervisors.

Cook, Rowe, and Baca will join Supervisor and Board Chairman Curt Hagman and Supervisor Janice Rutherford on the Board of Supervisors.

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