Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt

Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt
Brad Mitzelfelt is the First District Supervisor for San Bernardino County, California. His district, the largest in the contiguous United States, includes the Mojave Desert cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia, Needles, Twentynine Palms and Victorville, as well as numerous unincorporated communities spanning five military bases, three national parks and the borders of Arizona and Nevada. In the past three years, Mr. Mitzelfelt has ensured a significant expansion of the county's jail system while increasing fire protection, child-predator controls and gang suppression and intervention. He created a sex-offender tracking team within the Sheriff's Department and a National Award-winning program that identifies and deports illegal immigrants from High Desert jails. Brad was elected to his current four-year term on June 3, 2008. He previously was appointed on January 10, 2007, to fill a vacancy on the board. During the recent economic downturn, the Supervisor has helped stimulate the local economy by helping secure more than $50 million-worth of local construction projects for new and improved county facilities, including the new Jerry Lewis High Desert Government Center, scheduled to open in October in Hesperia, new and improved roads and fire stations, a new library, and significant new park projects. He acquired the Victor Valley Museum to prevent its closure, and donated the Boys and Girls Club building in Adelanto. Supervisor Mitzelfelt helped establish and operate the School of Aviation Technology at Southern California Logistics Airport, expanded nurse training at Victor Valley College, and provided sustaining funds for the local Red Cross. He has also contributed significantly to local charities. He is founder and Chairman of the Brad Mitzelfelt Foundation, a non-profit public benefit organization not affiliated with the County. The Supervisor is President of San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the County Transportation and regional planning authority, and he is Chairman of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority, and the High Desert Corridor Authority. He represents the County on 36 boards and commissions from the local, like the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District governing board, to the federal, including the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties and the Bureau of Land Management’s California Desert District Advisory Council. Mr. Mitzelfelt is a veteran of 10 years of active and reserve military service. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as a U.S. Marine in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Supervisor Mitzelfelt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands, and a Certificate in Economic Development Management from the University of California Riverside Extension. He lives in Wrightwood with his wife, Megan, and their son, John.

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