2024 Candidate Endorsements

San Bernardino County Supervisor District 3 – Dawn Rowe

A Southern California native, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in December of 2018. In March of 2020, Dawn was re-elected by her Third District constituents and began her first four-year term on the Board of Supervisors in December 2020. In January 2023, she was unanimously selected by her colleagues to serve as Chair of the Board for a two-year term. Prior to joining the Board of Supervisors, Dawn served on the Yucca Valley Town Council from 2010 to 2014. The Chamber appreciates her long-standing commitment to our local business community.

Campaign website: https://roweforsupervisor.com/

2022 Candidate Endorsements

Redlands City Council District 1 – No Endorsement

All candidates filled out questionnaire, and met with interview committee

Denise Davis

Tom Berg

Rodgir Cohen

Andrew Hoder

Redlands City Council District 3 – Mario Saucedo

Mario Saucedo has helped the Redlands community in many positions over the past 30 years. After his time as a city employee, he served as the president of Teamsters Local 1932 and a commissioner for the City of Redlands Planning, and Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino. Along with those positions, he has also been a chairman for the North Redlands Visioning Committee and the Common Vision Coalition, along with being a board member for the Museum of Redlands and Redlands Community Foundation. Mario has a passion for both Redlands safety and our local businesses. He wants to prioritize public safety and show support for law enforcement officials. He will work with the Chamber to ensure that Redlands can be more job-friendly and business positive by creating internship opportunities for students in the community.

Campaign Website: https://mariosaucedo.com/

Redlands City Council District 5 – Paul Barich

Paul Barich is the current Mayor of the City of Redlands. He was born and raised in town, and has a passion for the community. He has served as President of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce and for the Professional Insurance Agents of the Inland Empire, of which he was also a founding member. Paul has also been an advisory board member for the Graynack Council for the Boy Scouts, and the Redlands Scholarship Foundation. He has a passion for businesses and our youth community. Paul’s passion for children and students is commendable, and he wants to ensure that students get the best opportunities with internships.

San Bernardino Community College District Board – Dr. Nathan Gonzales

Dr. Nathan Gonzales has been an integral part of the Redlands community for years. He is currently the Archivist and Curator at the A.K. Smiley Public Library. Since November of 2021, Nathan has represented Area 4 on the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees. He has previously served as president of The Rotary Club of Redlands, Redlands Area History Society, University of Redlands Town and Gown, and other organizations. Nathan wants to make Redlands more job-friendly by working closely with the business community and helping link businesses, especially small businesses, with students in the community to provide a well-trained workforce to help strengthen the community. He wants to go above and beyond for our Redlands businesses, by helping to create new financial incentives to support them.

Campaign Website: https://www.gonzales4sbccd.org/

Congressional District 23 – No Endorsement

Derek Marshall (D)

  • Filled out Candidate Questionnaire, met with interview committee twice

Jay Obernolte (R)

  • Did not respond to request from interview committee