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Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle
Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle was elected in November 2002 and reelected in November 2006. Since he took office, Anaheim has earned the distinction of being a municipality with a “freedom-friendly” approach to governing – a spirit that has fostered greater personal, entrepreneurial and corporate initiative in the city.
As mayor, Curt Pringle has translated his “freedom-friendly” governing philosophy into a number of policy successes. Among them is the pioneering of tax-free incentives for both homeowners and new business owners which resulted in more than $28 million in new investment and new jobs. He has also made technology and customer service top priorities for the city, constantly looking for ways to use modern technology to improve city programs and services for benefit of Anaheim residents and businesses. In 2009, he formed the first-ever Mayor’s Technology Advisory Committee to help support the city’s focus on technology and created the Great Anaheim Apps Competition, which attracted creative mobile-based application ideas from all over the nation.
Because of his experience and depth of knowledge on a variety of public policy issues, Mayor Pringle is regularly sought out at the national, regional and local level to work on important policy issues. He currently serves as chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority. He has previously served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Commission on the 21st Century Economy and the Public Employees Post-Employment Benefits Commission. He is also a director of the Orange County Transportation Authority and an active leader in the effort to create the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a world-class transportation and mixed-use activity center.
Prior to his election as mayor, Pringle served with distinction in the California State Assembly from 1988-90 and again from 1992-98. He was elected Speaker of the California State Assembly in January 1996, which is considered the second most powerful office in state government, and served until December 1996.
In addition to his civic duties, the mayor runs Curt Pringle & Associates, a public relations, governmental affairs and consulting firm located in Orange County. He has served as an adjunct Political Science faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. Mayor Pringle also serves as Governing Board Member for the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, California State University, Long Beach, as well as a member of the boards of the Tiger Woods Learning Center Foundation, the MUZEO and the John Burton Foundation for Children without Homes.
He is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration. A resident of the Anaheim/Garden Grove area for over 36 years, Mayor Pringle and his family live in Anaheim.
JOHN F. TAVAGLIONE
John Tavaglione was elected to represent the Second Supervisorial District on November 7, 1994, and was sworn into office on January 3, 1995. The Second District includes the unincorporated communities of Coronita, El Cerrito, Home Gardens, Jurupa Valley and the cities of Corona, Norco and the western half of the City of Riverside, excluding the La Sierra Area. Supervisor Tavaglione is currently in his fifteenth year of office and has run unopposed in the last three elections.
John has presided as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors three times during his tenure, most recently in 2007. In 2002, he was Chairman of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). In February 2002, he was appointed by State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ronald George, to the 19 member State of California Probation Services Task Force. He is also in his fifteenth year as a member of Riverside County's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). In January of 2002, John was appointed to the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), an agency that serves the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families populations in the Riverside/San Bernardino County Region. John is also a member of the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Board of Directors, and board member on the Riverside Conservation Agency (RCA). Supervisor Tavaglione is a member of the statewide Court Facilities Dispute Resolution Committee (CFDRC) and is a member of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Executive Committee. Supervisor Tavaglione has just been elected to serve as the 1st Vice President for the California State Association of Counties.
John is a fourth generation resident of Riverside County and has spent much of his life dedicated to the Inland Empire Region. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served on the Riverside City Council and was a member of the Riverside Public Utilities Commission. His professional career spanned nearly 25 years as a commercial real estate executive. John received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Baptist University. Mr. Tavaglione is proud to be a U.S. Army veteran.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, John has been credited for his leadership in regional transportation issues, community and economic development and for his strong fiscal and organizational management. Supervisor Tavaglione is dedicated to improving the economic and social future for the residents of Riverside County and the Inland Empire Region.
As an advocate for youth, John is a strong supporter of collaborative programs that provide educational and growth opportunities for the County's youth population. Supervisor Tavaglione is a Board Member and past President of the Southern California Dollars for Scholars Governing Board. John and his wife Jan have helped to send hundreds of students to college, by hosting an annual fundraiser where all proceeds go towards scholarships for graduating seniors in his district.
John and Jan have two children, Heidi and Chris, a daughter-in-law, Jennifer, granddaughter, Madelon Rose and grandson William Christopher. John and Jan reside in Riverside with their cat Lucy. His hobbies are woodworking and singing/performing with his 60’s classic rock group, The Legendary Mustangs. John specially enjoys babysitting and spending time with his grandchildren.
Supervisor Neil Derry
Supervisor Neil Derry was elected to a four-year term on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on June 3, 2008 and assumed office on December 1, 2008.
Prior to becoming County Supervisor, Neil was elected to two terms on the San Bernardino City Council, representing the city’s Fourth Ward. Additionally, Neil previously served as a City Planning Commissioner.
Supervisor Derry’s private sector experience includes positions as a Regional Manager for Southern California Edison and Account Executive for O’Reilly Public Relations.
Neil also served as Special Assistant to the San Bernardino County Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Supervisor Derry served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed in Operation Desert Storm. He is also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Supervisor is an Executive Board Member for the Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a longtime member of the San Bernardino Rotary.
Supervisor Derry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the California State University at San Bernardino.
Neil resides in Redlands with his wife, Michelle and son, Nathan.
Eugene Montanez was elected to his first term on the Corona City Council in 2002 and served as Mayor in 2007. He currently serves on the Infrastructure Committee and Joint Schools Committee as well as represents the City as a member of the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority, Tri-Tunnel Express Committee, Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency and as a Chairman for the Santa Ana River Trail project. Prior to being elected to the Council, Mr. Montanez served eight years as a Corona Planning Commissioner.
Mr. Montanez moved to Corona with his family 43 years ago, attending local schools and graduating from Corona High School. He and Paula, his wife of over 30 years, own and operate a successful printing business. Mr. Montanez has served as President of the Southern California Chapter and on the national board of his printing association.
Mr. Montanez is an active member of the Corona community. He takes great pride in serving on the board of directors for the Fender Center, and as a former board member of the Corona Chamber of Commerce and Corona-Norco United Way. He is also a founding member of the Parks and Recreation Foundation and a past president of the Corona Rotary Club. Mr. Montanez was honored for his community service in 1998 as the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen of the Year and the Corona Chamber of Commerce honored both Eugene and Paula in 2002 as its Citizens of the Year.
Mayor Ronald O Loveridge