CO-CHAIRS

Michael D. Antonovich
Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor

Fifth District Supervisor Mike Antonovich is a native of Los Angeles, he holds both his M.A. and B.A. from California State University at Los Angeles.

Antonovich has experience as a government and history instructor in the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1966 to 1972, and served as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1973.

He was elected to the California State Assembly in 1972 representing the communities of Glendale, Burbank, Sunland, Tujunga, Atwater, Griffith Park, Lakeview Terrace and Sun Valley. He served as a Republican Whip in the Assembly from 1976 to 1978.

In 1980 Antonovich was elected to his first term as Supervisor, representing the northern half of Los Angeles County. He served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 1983, 1987 and 1991.

A member or more than a dozen local organizations and with numerous political affiliations, he was elected Chairman of the California Republican party in 1985 and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1984.

Antonovich has traveled abroad extensively, representing the United States government in Egypt, Israel and South Africa. He was presidential appointee to the J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board from 1991 to 1993, a member of the Presidential Commission on Privatization 1987-88, and a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations International Conference on Indo-Chinese Refugees in 1989.

 

Ray Watson
Kern County Fourth District Supervisor

Elected to the Board of Supervisors in November of 2002, Raymond A. Watson brings an impressive record of community service, business experience, and education to the Kern County's Fourth District. Having chosen Kern County as his home for over 25 years, Ray has been a contributing member of our community in a variety of different ways:

BUSINESS - Supervisor Watson's extensive background in finance and management over a long and distinguished career will serve the county well. (CPA - Ernst and Ernst, Los Angeles and San Diego, 5 years.  Finance, Administration, Personnel - Time Life Broadcasting Company and McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company, San Diego, 9 years.  Vice President/General Manager - television stations in Bakersfield and Denver.  President - Ackerley Group, television stations in Bakersfield, Fresno, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo, 27 years.)

COMMUNITY SERVICE - Community service has been a hallmark of Ray Watson's career.  For that service, Ray was awarded the John Brock Award by CSUB SBPA as Community Leader of the Year.  Here is a partial list of some of the activities and organizations Supervisor Watson has been involved:  President of Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, President of Downtown Business Association, President of Rotary Club of Bakersfield, Kern Medical Center Blue Ribbon Committee, CSUB President's Advisory Committee, Bakersfield College Foundation Board, Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, and Bakersfield Convention and Visitor Bureau Board.

In addition, Mr. Watson was Chairman of the following:  Employers Training Resource Private Industry Council of Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties, Future Bakersfield Foundation, United Way of Bakersfield, Kern Transportation Foundation, Kern View Foundation.

Supervisor Watson graduated from USC with a major in Accounting and served in the United States Army Finance Corps. 

Dennis Hansberger
San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor

Dennis Hansberger was elected to the Third District of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on November 5, 1996.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 1998.  He was also a member of the Board of Supervisors from 1972 to 1980, serving as its Chairman from 1975 to 1977.

Supervisor Hansberger actively serves on the Board of Directors of the Local Agency Formation Commission, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, Omnitrans, San Bernardino Associated Governments, the Inland Empire Health Plan, the Consolidated Fire Agencies of East Valley, the Inland Valley Development Agency, and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and is the 1st Vice Chairperson of the Children's Network Policy Council.

Born in Redlands, California, Supervisor Hansberger graduated from Redlands High School, and attended San Bernardino Valley College and the University of California at Riverside.  His career began as a financial manager of Tri-City Concrete Company.  He later worked as an assistant to a county supervisor from 1968 to 1972, then was elected to the Board of Supervisors.  Prior to the election in 1996, he was the owner of Hansberger and Associates, a land use and environmental planning firm.

Community organizations, in which he has been active, include the Board of Directors of Redlands Community Hospital, the Board of Councilors of California State University, San Bernardino, and the Foundation Board of the San Bernardino County Museum.  He formerly served on the Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Capital Projects Committee of the Girl Scouts of America.  He was named one of California's Five Outstanding Young Men by the California Jaycees.  In 1980, he was chosen Man of the Year by the Toastmasters Club 1166-F.  He received the Meritorious Service Award from the Southern California Regional Association of County Supervisors, an Award of Merit by the Tree People, Converse Flat Reforestation Project, and an Outstanding Service Award by Commuter Transportation Services.