Governor Appoints Charles Washington to Riverside County Board of Supervisors

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Temecula City Council Member Charles Washington to fill a vacant seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Wednesday. The vacancy was created after Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone was elected to the state Senate in November.

Washington, 62, has served on the Temecula City Council since 2003, twice serving as mayor. He also previously served on the Murrieta City Council.

From 1987 to 2014, Washington worked as a Delta Airlines Pilot. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as an officer from 1881 to 1990.

“It is wonderful to once again have a full complement on the Board of Supervisors, and a representative for Third District residents,” said Board Chairman Marion Ashley. “And it is truly momentous because Chuck is the first African- American to sit on the board. I’m sure he’ll do a tremendous job.”

Washington will be a familiar face to board members. He has spoken before them numerous times, voicing his opposition to a controversial mining operation in Temecula which was scrapped in 2012. He will serve out the remainder of Stone’s term which ends Dec. 31, 2016, earning an annual salary of $147,688.

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