Riverside Supervisor Announces Run for Governor

Now that the recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom has qualified for the ballot, more contenders are throwing their hats into the ring. The latest is Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, who announced his candidacy on Friday, April 30 and followed it with a Sunday op-ed, which you can read at the Daily News.

The Libertarian politician says Newsom has failed both Riverside County and the state. His plan for California includes cutting red tape to speed up home building, upgrading the state’s water system, and establishing an educational savings account for every student in the state.

Hewitt was elected to the Board of Supervisors’ Fifth District in 2018. He previously served on Calimesa's planning commission and completed four terms on the Calimesa City Council. His tenure has seen some controversy, with allegations of inappropriate behavior with women — including one made last month.

Hewitt joins a cadre of other high-profile Newsom challengers, including former gubernatorial candidate John Cox; former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; former Rep. Doug Ose (R-Sacramento); and Olympic gold medalist turned reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner.