HEMET, CA — Today, Hemet City Councilwoman Shellie Milne formally announced her candidacy for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Milne has raised over $100,000 in the last two weeks, far surpassing the appointed incumbent, Chuck Washington.
“As a mother, a family farmer, and a small business owner, I am committed to improving our local economy, keeping taxes down and making our homes and neighborhoods safe from crime,” said Milne. “I believe my no-nonsense fiscally conservative approach to government is what our district needs and wants in its Supervisor.”
Shellie Milne, a Republican, is challenging Democrat Chuck Washington, who was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat of former Supervisor and current State Senator Jeff Stone. As word of Milne’s candidacy spread in recent days, many prominent local citizens have stepped forward with support, allowing Shellie to raise over $100,000 in two weeks, as much as incumbent Chuck Washington raised since he was appointed last winter.
Milne was elected to the Hemet City Council in 2012. Her diverse background includes farming, owning a small business and working as a turnaround manager for the retail sector.
“My experience in the private sector gives me a much needed perspective on how to create a vibrant local economy with plentiful and good-paying jobs,” said Milne. “I will make sure that businesses looking to develop or expand know that Riverside County has the welcome mat out.
“The response to my decision to enter this race has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Milne. “There is a tremendous desire to have a Supervisor who reflects the priorities and values of our district.”
Shellie Milne and her husband Kevin are parents of six and live in Hemet.