Pistol-Packing Democrat Shaw Making Run For Second District Supervisor

DeJonaé Shaw, a licensed vocational nurse currently employed with Kaiser Permanente Southern California, is seeking to replace Janice Rutherford as Second District supervisor in the 2022 electoral season.
Rutherford, a former member of the Fontana City Council, was elected Second District supervisor in 2010. Her third term will conclude next year, at which point she will be termed out of the supervisor’s post, in accordance with 2006’s Measure P, which, in addition to raising the salary of county supervisors before benefits from $99,000 per year to what was then $151,000, restricted supervisors to three four-year terms.
Shaw, 32, of Upland, will compete in the June primary. If she or one of her opponents does not log at least 50 percent plus one vote in that race, a run-off will be held in November between the two top vote-getters.
Shaw is active in the United Steelworkers Union Local 7600, which represents nurses who work at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana and Riverside. She is the vice chairwoman of the Local 7600 Legislation and Education Committee.
In addition, she is member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Next Gen Committee and the San Bernardino Rotary.
Shaw is an active Democrat, but is atypical of many in her party in one respect. She is a strong Second Amendment advocate, who packs her own personal Smith & Wesson handgun. She says she has resolved to protect herself because police protection, she said, is “a façade.” That may appeal to some of the Republicans in the Second District. The current registration numbers in the Second District show that 41 percent are Democrats and 30.7 are Republicans. The boundaries of the district will change next year.
With her Democratic affiliation and her Second Amendment credentials, Shaw hopes she will have an edge over the only other candidate to yet declare in the race, Luis Cetina, a Republican.

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