De La Cruz appointed new board chair

Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz was appointed today as the new chairman of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz was appointed today as the new
chairman of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz was appointed today as the new chairman of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.

De La Cruz succeeds Supervisor Don Marcus as board chairman.

Since taking office at the start of 2005, De La Cruz has stated that many of his decisions were based on a desire to promote the county’s economic growth, a pledge that he repeated today.

“Finding answers or solutions is based on economic growth, on well-paying jobs, on new business revenues, on housing for deserving seniors and affordable housing and home-buying opportunities for working families,” De La Cruz said. “Successful families is a goal, and no new taxes is our promise.”

As chairman, De La Cruz will run the board’s meetings, help set its agendas and appoint board members to the county’s various committees. Supervisors elect their chair at the beginning of each year, and the position traditionally rotates between the different board members.

“We are ready for all challenges and I look forward to dealing with them,” De La Cruz said. “The best San Benito County we envision can be achieved.”

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