Supervisor Benoit Takes Oath of Office for New Term

News Release


Jan 11

Supervisor Benoit Takes Oath of Office for New Term

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit was sworn into a full, four-year term of office by retired Riverside Superior Court Judge Bill Bailey at the Board of Supervisors meeting this morning.  Joining Supervisor Benoit at the swearing-in ceremony were his wife, Sheryl, and daughter, Sarah.

“This is a humbling experience to enter into a full term on the Board of Supervisors,” said Supervisor Benoit.  “In addition to tackling the county’s multimillion-dollar budget deficit, this will be a history-making year with the role of county government in delivering state services.

“I am prepared for these challenges and the many exciting opportunities to positively impact Riverside County in the years to come.”

A 31-year law enforcement veteran, Benoit served three terms in the California State Assembly and a year in the State Senate prior to being sworn in Dec. 1, 2009 to represent the county’s Fourth Supervisorial District.  Benoit also served as a board member for the Desert Sands Unified School District and has volunteered with numerous community service organizations, including service as a member and past president of the United Way of the Desert and Indio Rotary.

Supervisor Benoit serves on 36 committees, boards and commissions.  A full listing can be found at his Web site here:

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