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San Antonio Heights resident announces bid for San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford’s seat

By in Press Enterprise on February 6, 2018

By Joe Nelson

A member of the San Antonio Heights Association announced Monday he is running against incumbent Janice Rutherford for her seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Kenneth Petschow, 54, of San Antonio Heights, an unincorporated area in the foothills north of Upland, said the annexation of his city’s fire department by the county and a $158 tax imposed on residents as a result, without a vote, was one of the reasons he decided to run.

“I was very unhappy with the situation that happened here,” Petschow said in a telephone interview Monday.

A pilot for American Airlines and former president of the San Antonio Heights Association, Petschow aims to strengthen transparency in local government and bring his constituency in the Second District together to “achieve cohesive growth and prosperity for the community.”

The county’s Second District includes the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Fontana and the communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Devore and Lytle Creek.

“Key issues I see as critical to the well being of this county, and ones that I believe we can drive impact and positive change on, include economic development and a balanced county budget,” Petschow said in a statement Monday.

Although Petschow says Rutherford has led strongly during her two terms as supervisor, he said it is time for change and a “fresh approach.”

“My priority will be to build on the significant efforts of previous supervisors and drive an agenda for strengthening the utility services so vital to our county, and ensuring the community is deeply involved in the revitalization of these programs,” he said in his statement.

Rutherford, elected in November 2010, will be running for her third term. She said in a telephone interview Monday she will kick off her re-election campaign at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. In her more […]    

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