Democratic Luncheon Club Endorsements

Please support our choices. Vote in the November 8 election.

Congressional District 33: Pete Agular
Assembly District 40: James Ramos
Assembly District 47: Eloise Reyes
City of San Bernardino Mayor: Helen Tran
City of Fontana, Mayor: Jesse Sandoval
City of Rialto, Council: Joe Baca, Sr.
City of Victorville, Council: Lizet Angulo
San Bernardino County Board of Education: Gil Navarro
San Bernardino Community College District: Christian Shaughnessy
San Bernardino City Unified School District: Mikki Cichocki, Abigail Medina, and Francisco Ramirez
Fontana Unified School District: Mary Sandoval
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District: Susan Longville


Danny Tillman, Candidate for Reelection, SBCUSD Board, Speaks to Club October 7


Our speaker October 7 will be Danny Tillman, Candidate for reelection to the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board. Danny was first elected to the board in 1996 and has served continuously for 26 years.

He is an information systems administrator for the County of San Bernardino Human Services. Tillman graduated from San Bernardino High School and went on to earn an associate degree from San Bernardino Valley College and  a bachelor’s degree from California State University at San Bernardino. Tillman has two daughters and two step-children.

We meet at 12:15 p,m., Friday, October 7, at the Juan Pollo Restaurant, 1258 W 5th St, San Bernardino.

Future speakers:

October 14: Mary Ellen Abilez Grande, Candidate for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board

October 21: Janice Rutherford, San Bernardino County Supervisor, District 2

Politico says Democrats’ chances to keep the Senate have improved

Politico has changed their 2022 Senate election forecast from “Leans Republican” to say that neither party now appears to have an advantage. See their reasoning at The Trump-directed January 6 Capitol insurrection and the Republican-appointed Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade have shifted the voters toward Democrats.

President Biden Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most

A three-part plan delivers on President Biden’s promise to cancel $10,000 of student debt for low- to middle-income borrowers

President Biden believes that a post-high school education should be a ticket to a middle-class life, but for too many, the cost of borrowing for college is a lifelong burden that deprives them of that opportunity. During the campaign, he promised to provide student debt relief. Today, the Biden Administration is following through on that promise and providing families breathing room as they prepare to start re-paying loans after the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic. Since 1980, the total cost of both four-year public and four-year private college has nearly tripled, even after accounting for inflation. Federal support has not kept up: Pell Grants once covered nearly 80 percent of the cost of a four-year public college degree for students from working families, but now only cover a third. That has left many students from low- and middle-income families with no choice but to borrow if they want to get a degree. According to a Department of Education analysis, the typical undergraduate student with loans now graduates with nearly $25,000 in debt.