Three candidates are challenging incumbent Susan Lien Longville, who has represented Division 3 since 2014.
The division is mostly north of Highland Avenue covering north San Bernardino and parts of Highland. Candidate Mayra Ceballos did not respond to requests for information.
Anthony G. Jones
Anthony Jones is a San Bernardino real estate broker and is the chairman of the San Bernardino Planning Commission.
With your vote Anthony will roll back drought-era rate increases and burdensome regulations.
As director, Jones will focus on common sense solutions to:
• Lower water rates and staunchly oppose all increases.
• Bolster our delivery and storage capacities.
• Oppose the sale of our water to out-of-town agencies without providing discounts to the localities we are primarily charged to service.
Jones is asking for your vote to ensure our children have access to safe clean drinking water for generations to come.
As voters, we have an obligation to elect a candidate that will place community interests above special interest throughout the decision-making process.
Mail in your ballot today and vote Commissioner Anthony Jones for San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District #3.
Age: Declined to state
Occupation: Real estate broker
Education: Associate degree
in liberal arts from San Bernardino Valley College. Senior at California State University, San Bernardino, majoring in public administration.
Family: Jones and his wife have two boys, 6 and 7.
Susan Lien Longville
Four years ago, you elected me to find sensible water management solutions while PROTECTING YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
I was angry that imported water our property taxes PAID FOR was being sold to Los Angeles in the midst of a severe drought.
We needed every drop to replenish our groundwater basins that had fallen to the lowest level in history.
I asked for your vote to change those outrageous practices resulting in:
• The adoption of Resolution 79 that STOPP
ED THE SALE OF IMPORTED WATER when we need it here.
• ENDED automatic pay raises that directors received every year without a public hearing.
• REDUCED director salaries BY 25 percent.
• DECREASED property taxes you pay to this district FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2007. I’m asking your consideration again so I can use my experience in California water policy to serve you.
PLEASE call me at (909) 772-0843 if you’d like to talk.
Occupation: Water policy analyst
Public service: Program chairwoman for the League of Women Voters of the San Bernardino Area.
Education: Degree in environment studies from the University of Redlands.
Family: Mother of grown children raised in San Bernardino and grandmother of Mason, 6, and Abel. 4.
Protecting our clean, reliable water supply is the challenge. Private interests want our water and the state wants to tax it. We must elect those who will oppose that tax and special-interest groups.
I’m a common-sense businesswoman and was encouraged to run by many respected leaders who know me well, including former Mayor Judith Valles and the incumbent’s colleagues, the current district president and vice president.
They know I will be careful with tax dollars and won’t spend, as my opponent has, those dollars on unnecessary travel.
I won’t lose sight of what is essential, eliminating the non-essentials where possible.
Contrarily, despite being forced to leave the Cal-State Water Resources Institute, the incumbent boasts of her time there.
Focused strategies will produce positive cost-effective results and protect our water.
Decades of business and tax advocacy experience has prepared me to serve you.
Please permit me the honor. Contact me at (909) 886-8677 or
Occupation: Thirty years CFO/CEO for three San Bernardino businesses. Licensed bonded California and IRS certified tax preparer.
Public service: Served 13 years in the San Bernardino City Council.
Education: Three years toward a bachelor degree.
Family: Married to David, two adult children raised and schooled here.
San Bernardino Valley
Municipal Water District, Division 5, which covers Yucaipa and much of Highland south of Highland Avenue, north of the Santa Ana River and west to Tippecanoe Avenue.
Incumbent Steve Copelan did not seek re-election.
Paul R. Kielhold
I have spent 40 years solving challenges between the private sector and government agencies.
If elected, I will use my knowledge, experience and success in working with others toward obtaining a sustainable water supply.
Our future will bring unpreced
ented demand for water. These demands will need to be met through joint use of resources and facilities, as well as through water import.
Increasing demand will require that we learn new ways of using and reusing water.
Making sure that district facilities serve multiple purposes and repurposing existing facilities will allow greater productivity while keeping construction of new infrastructure to a minimum.
The SBVMWD provides water to local districts and has a unique position and responsibility to manage our local water resources.
I will work to ensure a reliable water supply, eliminate unnecessary costs and provide transparency.
I am endorsed by current Director, Steve Copelan.
I respectfully ask for your vote!
Occupation: 56-year resident of the district, working throughout Southern California for both private companies and public agencies as a project manager and natural resource specialist.
Public service: Chairman of the Yucaipa Planning Commission, past president of Yucaipa Valley Kiwanis, Boy Scouts of America chartered institution representative and serving on the San Bernardino County 2017-18 civil grand jury.
Education: Graduated from Yuc
aipa High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in natural resource management from Humboldt State University in Arcata, where he also undertook graduate studies in hydrology.
Family: Married with three adult children.
Kenneth Muñoz Sr.
My family and I have lived in Yucaipa since 1980, my entire adult life. My wife Corine and I raised our kids in Yucaipa and are helping raise our grandkids here.
I own and operate a local family business. My 30 years as an underground utilities contractor (specializing in water pipeline construction) provided valuable when you elected me to serve as a director of the Yucaipa Valley Water District. One of the improvements I am most proud of during my four years on that board is our implementation of recycling programs to conserve our water supplies.
If you elect me to the larger San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, I will focus on:
• Protecting our water resources.
• Keeping rates as low as possible.
• Maintaining and upgrading equipment for reliable service.
More information is available at votekenmunoz.com
I respectfully request your vote. Thank you.
Occupation: Owner of MCC Equipment, general engineering contractor.
Public service: Two scholarships, one for a female and one for a male, at Yucaipa high school. Christmas toy drive for children with a gift and a photo with Santa Claus. Employ several local people. Assisted in implementation of recycled water program. Recycled water station at YVWD providing free recycled water.
Education: Cantwell Catholic High School, Crafton Hills College, American Water Works Association and CLM Professional Services certificates in environmental management and water conservation.
Teresa Parra Craig
I previously served on the Board of Education where I managed two bonds. I was appointed to represent the board on state and federal committees that brought millions of dollars to this region; I was instrumental in managing the fourth-largest school district budget in California and worked with multimillion-dollar procurements.
I owned a construction management business and developed an understanding of structure of business, bonds, procurement, development and construction.
My 30 accumulative years of community services, board of education and business owner determines my qualifications to manager water.
This race should not be determined by your party or community service. It should be determined by who is better qualified for a potential $8.8 billion California Water Bond; accountability to taxpayers; manage safe and sustainable groundwater; proper water storage and surplus; rebates; resale of water and education of conservation.
I can best manage 353 miles and a budget of $75.6 million.
Occupation: Owner of Bethel Estate Sales, Redlands.
Public service: Chamber of Commerce, EVAR, BNI, Assistance League, Church on the Hill.
Family: Husband is Dennis Craig, Keller Williams Realtor; four children and three granddaughters.