Voters Send Rowe Back to Board of Supervisors
Early returns reported by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters show San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe will avoid a runoff in November and remain on the Board of Supervisors.
The unofficial results this week show Rowe with 55% of the vote, defeating challengers: Eddie Tejeda, Kaisar Ahmed, Karen Ickes and Latron Lester.
“It’s nice to know that I connected with what appears to be a majority of the voters,” Rowe said, adding that she will continue to work on the issues that matter most to her district. “We continue to face a number of challenges in San Bernardino County, including the homeless problem, the need for a skilled workforce coming out of high schools and junior colleges and land-use issues in some parts of the district.”
Rowe’s campaign focused primarily on issues of public health and safety, including addressing the growing homelessness problem in San Bernardino County, fighting against sex trafficking crimes and restricting the sitting of large-scale renewable energy developments near rural unincorporated communities, according to her campaign website.
Rowe was appointed to serve the 3rd District by the board in December 2018. That district encompasses Big Bear Lake, Barstow, Joshua Tree, Lucerne Valley and Yucca Valley.
If the lead holds, Rowe will be sworn in December 7, 2020.