James Ramos, former San Manuel chair, wins California election

James Ramos, the former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, easily won election as 3rd district supervisor in San Bernardino County, California.

Ramos faced highly negative attacks from Neil Derry, the incumbent, during the campaign. He was blamed for crimes on the reservation that were in fact prosecuted in state court.

But the criticism failed to swing voters to Derry, who was elected in 2008. He lost to Ramos by nearly 17,000 votes, according to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Office.

Get the Story:
Derry concedes to Ramos for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors seat (The San Bernardino County Sun 11/7)

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