Inland Empire politics

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San Bernardino County and Riverside County elections officers on Friday released updated vote count totals from last week's primary election.  As the vote-counting continues in both counties, some races are still too close to call.  Here's an update from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Some Big Surprises In Inland Empire Election Results

Jun 6, 2018
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Election results for the June 5th primary are in, and KVCR has the results. KVCR's Benjamin Purper gives an overview of how the Inland Empire's major races played out.

UPDATE: Here are a couple of updates and corrections to the following report:

We conclude our series on KVCR's Morning Edition this week talking with local newspaper reporters about some of the local ballot issues and candidates facing voters in the Inland Empire this election year.  KVCR's Ken Vincent talks with Sun reporter Ryan Hagen about the complicated local issues that city of San Bernardino voters confront this election year:  a new city charter, and 3 competing marijuana ballot proposals.  NOTE:  Scroll down this website to hear more local newspaper reporters previewing other IE ballot issues and candidate races, posted below earlier this week. 


We continue with our series on KVCR's Morning Edition this week talking with local newspaper reporters about some of the local ballot issues and candidates facing voters in the Inland Empire this election year.  In the first part of KVCR's Ken Vincent's conversation with Press-Enterprise political reporter Jeff Horseman, we examine a couple of hotly-contest IE congressional races: the lively contests between Democratic Congressman Pete Aguilar and his GOP challenger Paul Chabot, and between Democratic Congressman Raul Ruiz and his opponent, Republican state Senator Jeff Stone.  (NO

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Now here is Part 2 of our conversation with Press-Enterprise political reporter Jeff Horseman (Part 3 is posted above) about local candidate races in the Inland Empire.  In this segment, Horseman tells KVCR's Ken Vincent about the tough re-election battles facing two incumbent IE state Assembly members: GOP Marc Steinorth v. Democrat Abigail Medina, and Democrat Cheryl Brown v fellow Democrat Eloise Reyes.


In Part 1 of a series on 91.9 KVCR this week examining election issues and races around the Inland Empire, KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Press-Enterprise reporter Alicia Robinson about tax increases on the ballot in Riverside, Temecula, Menifee, and Hemet, and also in Moreno Valley.

A long-time Inland Empire politico is throwing his hat in a local race for Congress.  Former state assemblyman Tim Donnelly says he'll challenge fellow Republican Paul Cook to represent California's 8th Congressional District.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

IE Freshman Member Of Congress Pete Aguilar, Part 2

Apr 21, 2015

Yesterday we heard former Redlands mayor -- now freshman Member of Congress -- Pete Aguilar discuss his transition to life in Washington, D.C., and outline his roles on the House Agriculture and Armed Services Committees.  Aguilar also touched on the Inland Empire's expanding logistics industry.  He Says manufacturing, rather than warehouses, provides more bang for the buck.  We rejoin the conversation now between Congressman Aguilar and KVCR's Matt Guilhem.

This is Part 2 of a 2-part interview.  Part 1 was also posted on this website yesterday.

KVCR's Ken Vincent has part 2 in our conversation with Ron Loveridge, former Mayor of Riverside, now Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.  Dr. Loveridge shares his observations about  Riverside's still-immature and growing neighbor, Moreno Valley, now the second-largest city in Riverside County.

Former two-term San Bernardino Mayor Judith Valles has scored many firsts in her long and distinguished career in education and politics.  Valles was the first Latina to serve as a dean and then vice-president of San Bernardino Valley College.  She then became the first Latino women to head any college or university in California, when she became President of Golden West College in Huntington Beach.  And, Valles was the first Latina to serve as mayor of a big city in California.  Now retired but still active in the community, Valles credits part of her professional success to small pearls o