In the Sentinel’s November 30 report about the candidates under consideration by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors as a replacement for James Ramos, who has left his position as Third District supervisor to assume his place in the Assembly representing the 40th District following the November 6 election, Bill Emmerson was identified as among the three leading contenders for the appointment. The article stated that both California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte and Lewis Group of Companies Vice President Randall Lewis were lobbying on Emmerson’s behalf. The Sentinel was in error on this final point. Randall Lewis told the Sentinel this week: “It is not accurate that I am lobbying for Mr. Emmerson’s appointment, although I believe him to be, like many of the others who have been mentioned as candidates for the supervisor’s position, well qualified. I have met Bill Emmerson on maybe five or six occasions, but I have not seen him since he was in the State Senate, which was several years ago and I have not spoken with him at all in many years. I have trust that the board of supervisors will fill that open position with an appropriate choice.”

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