FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2018
Democrat James Ramos Tops $500,000 in bid for open Assembly District 40
Republican Opponent Henry Nickel raises less than $25,000
San Bernardino – San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos has started his campaign with a bang by picking up key local endorsements and showing a first campaign report that reinforces the strength of his Assembly campaign.
“I am proud of the strong showing of support from throughout the Inland Empire,” said Supervisor Ramos. “What makes me most proud is the support that I’m getting from friends, neighbors and constituents who know me and trust that I am the best choice for the Assembly.”
The GOP candidate, Henry Nickel, who was recruited after Marc Steinorth dropped out to run for County Supervisor, raised less than $25,000 with the vast majority of his money coming from Republican Assembly members.
“We are not taking anything for granted and have already held a number of community meet and greets throughout the district,” Ramos continued.
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Ramos, a Democrat, has served as a Supervisor of San Bernardino County since 2012. In 2015, he was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as Board Chairman. Ramos was the first Native American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors, and to the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees, on which he served from 2005-12.
James and his wife of 28 years, Terri, are the proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.
Political Notes on Assembly District 40
Assembly District 40 includes the cities of San Bernardino, Redlands, Highland, Loma Linda and Rancho Cucamonga. It will be one of the top targeted Assembly seats in 2018. Supervisor Ramos currently represents over half of the Assembly District. He won his first term in November 2012 when he beat the incumbent Supervisor by 19%. He was reelected to the board in June of 2016 with almost 65% of the vote.
Since 2015 the district has seen a surge in Democratic registration, with Democrats now outnumbering Republicans by over 15,000 voters. In 2016 Hillary Clinton won this seat over Trump by more than 22,000 votes.
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