The following press release was just received from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office:
Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints John J. Benoit District IV Riverside County Supervisor
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of John J. Benoit to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, representing District IV.
"As an experienced elected official and former public safety officer, John J. Benoit has a proven history of dedicated public service and is absolutely the best person to fill this important position," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "I have no doubt that John will continue to promote the interests of the people in Riverside County to the best of his ability in this new role."
Benoit has served as a member of the California State Senate, representing the 37th District, since 2008. Previously, he served in the California State Assembly, representing the 64th District from 2002 to 2008.
"I'm honored to take on this role on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors," said Senator John J. Benoit. "I will use the experience I've gained through years of public service, including serving in the California State Senate and Assembly, to solve key issues facing our region."