Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown was elected on November 6, 2012 to represent California's 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Fontana, Colton, Grand Terrace, Bloomington, and Muscoy.
Prior to joining the California State Assembly, Brown worked for the San Bernardino County Planning Department. She later served on the County and City Planning Commissions for 17 years. During her tenure as a commissioner, she was elected President of the California County Planning Commissioners Association.
In 1980, Brown and her husband, Hardy, founded Brown Publishing Company to produce a weekly community newspaper, Black Voice News, which focuses on local news in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Browns, married for 50 years, have been recognized as the only living publishers to be included in the 175th anniversary of the Black Press of America.
In 2001, Brown and her husband founded California Black Media (CBM), a network of African American media owners across the state of California. CBM has served as a statewide initiative to better inform and educate the African American community about key issues that affect their lives. California Black Media consists of 22 African American newspapers across the state.In addition to her newspaper publishing credentials, Brown's experience as a journalist includes serving as a television talk-show host for 12 years on local access television, KCSB Channel 3, and appearing as a guest on Burden of Proof, MSNBC, the Brian Williams Show and Channel 11 Fox News.
As an active community member, Brown has worked with such groups as the Inland Empire Urban League, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Kiwanis, Arrowhead United Way, YWCA, San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council and her church, the San Bernardino St. Paul A.M.E. where she serves as a trustee.Brown's professional affiliations include the American Planning Association, California Newspapers Publishers Association, National Newspaper Publishers Association, West Coast Black Publishers Association, San Bernardino City Historical Commission, and the Planning Commissions for the City and County of San Bernardino. Brown also spearheads local events including: Take a Cop to Lunch, Bill Pickett Rodeo, Charles Dickens' Festival and Footsteps to Freedom, the Underground Railroad Field Study Program.
January 15th Famous Fat's Buffet Luncheon at Frank Fat's
February 15th Mardi Gras Luncheon at The Porch Restaurant & Bar
March 21st March Madness Luncheon at Firestone Public House
May 21st A Jazzy Summer Reception at Chops Steakhouse & Bar
August 14th Gentleman's Fashion Show & Lunch at Morton's Steakhouse
September 11th Retun to Session Reception at TBD
October 24th Oktoberfest Luncheon at TBD
California Legislative Women’s Caucus California Legislative Black Caucus PORAC CCPOA AFSCME Local 2620 CalChamber Personal Insurance Federation of California Riverside Press Enterprise Newspaper San Bernardino Sun Newspaper Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ACC Church and Community News El Chicano Newspaper Colton Courier News Paper The Rialto Record News Black Voice Newspaper Inland Empire Weekly The Wave Newspapers The Sentinel Our Weekly The Herald American Newspaper Pace News Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce California Association of Black Correctional Workers National Organization for Women Emily’s List Original Rialto Democratic Club California Black Young Democrats, San Bernardino California League of Conservation Voters Vines Medical Society
California Attorney General Kamala Harris Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod Senator Michael Rubio Assemblymember John Longville (Ret.), now San Bernardino Community College Trustee Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter Board of Equalization Chair Jerome Horton
Senator Bob Dutton, Republican Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.), Republican San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford
Non-Partisan Elected Officials
San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales San Bernardino City Councilman Rikke Van Johnson San Bernardino City Clerk Rachel Mendoza Clark (Ret.) San Bernardino City Councilman Jess Flores (Ret.) San Bernardino City Councilwoman Betty Dean Anderson (Ret.) San Bernardino City Clerk Rachel Mendoza Clark (Ret.) Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren Fontana Mayor Pro Tem John Roberts Fontana Council Member Matt Slowik, Fontana Council Member Lidia Salazar Wibert Fontana Council Member Michael Tahan Fontana City Treasurer Janet Koehler-Brooks Rialto City Clerk Barbara McGee Rialto City Councilmember Deborah Robertson Rialto School Board President Joanne Gilbert Rialto School Board Trustee Walter Hawkins (Ret.) San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Herb Fisher (Ret.) San Bernardino School Board Trustee Lynda Savage San Bernardino School Board Trustee Michael Gallo San Bernardino School Board Trustee Margaret Hill San Bernardino School Board Trustee Shelby Obershaw (Ret.) San Bernardino School Board Trustee Tony Dupre (Ret.) Colton City Councilmen Vincent Yzaguirre Colton City Councilmen Alex Perez