Hesperia, California , United States
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|Info||Bill Postmus is the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for San Bernardino County, California. Supervisor Postmus was re-elected in March 2004 to serve for a second four-year term representing the largest county district in the nation, encompassing more than 17,000 square miles including most of the Mojave Desert. The First Supervisorial District includes the cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia, Needles, Twentynine Palms and Victorville. |
Upon his initial election to office in November 2000, Supervisor Postmus, then 29 years of age, earned the distinction of being the youngest San Bernardino County Supervisor elected since the 1800s.
During his first term on the Board, Supervisor Postmus led a successful effort to increase the minimum share of property tax revenues returned to cities when they add new areas to their boundaries. He also successfully fought to increase Fire Department staffing in the High Desert, and secured significant new library, park and road projects.
During his second term, Mr. Postmus plans to continue to improve public safety, including fire protection and emergency medical services. He also plans to continue to build the county's transportation system to reduce traffic gridlock and make way for more local jobs. The Supervisor is working to continue reforms to County government that are already underway, working to ensure ethical, efficient and customer-oriented government.
Supervisor Postmus is Chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Party. He is also Past President and a Board Member of San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the County's Transportation Authority, and he is Past Chairman and a member of the Governing Board of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.
Supervisor Postmus is Chairman of the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority (VVEDA), a redevelopment agency whose jurisdiction includes the Southern California Logistics Airport (formerly George Air Force Base). He also serves on several additional governing boards, including the San Bernardino County Board of Retirement and the Victor Valley Transit Authority. A member of the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties, Supervisor Postmus is an outspoken advocate for private property rights and access to public lands.
Prior to being elected, Mr. Postmus worked for the California State Assembly for seven years. A native Californian, Supervisor Postmus was a co-owner of a small business in the Victor Valley, and is a former Vice Chairman of the City of Victorville Planning Commission. Supervisor Postmus lives in the City of Hesperia and is a member of High Desert Church.
Mr. Postmus is a graduate of Serrano High School in Phelan. He holds an Associate of Science Degree in Business Management from Victor Valley College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands.