Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington, who is well known in Southwest Riverside County for his long record of public service and community involvement, is seeking a second full term on the Board of Supervisors. Former Temecula, Murrieta Mayor Known as a Champion of Efficient Government, Strong Communities.
Washington was first elected to the City Council in Murrieta in 1995-1999. He later was elected to the City Council in Temecula from 2003-2015 after he and his wife, Kathy, and daughter, Lindsey, moved there. He served as mayor of both cities during a time of unprecedented population growth; he prioritized public safety funding, new programs for kids, increased transparency at City Hall and the maintenance of infrastructure.
He ultimately joined the Board of Supervisors in 2015 where he has served the large, diverse district ever since, representing residents from the unincorporated mountain communities along with Anza, Aguanga, Sage and French Valley plus the cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, Murrieta and Temecula.
Washington maintained his focus on public safety, economic growth, efficiency and improved services during his time on the Board of Supervisors and wants to continue serving the growing Third District. He has worked to make our communities safer, add deputies and support construction of a new County detention center.
His focus on the local economy has helped create more than 50,000 jobs, and he has emerged as a leader in helping reduce traffic congestion by bringing additional freeway lanes and new offramps to the region.
Washington’s record of community involvement includes having served on the boards of the Temecula Community Services District, the Western Riverside Council of Governments, the Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission, the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity of Inland Valleys, the Temecula Economic Development Corporation and the Inland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
He is a proud recipient of the inaugural Michael Hestrin Family Justice Award for his support of “Safe Alternatives for Everyone.” District Attorney Hestrin presented the award to Supervisor Washington one year ago in recognition of his work as a founding board member and supporter of S.A.F.E. over the years.
Washington is on the March 3 primary ballot.