Assemblyman Obernolte Receives Rural Leadership Award

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced today that he has received the Rural Leadership Award from the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) at their annual reception held in Sacramento.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by RCRC for my work on behalf of rural communities,” said Assemblyman Obernolte.  “Far too often, big cities are the sole focus of what we do here in Sacramento.  As a Member who represents a rural district, I know that we have our own set of unique challenges that are just as important as those in urban regions. That is why I’ve fought hard against injustices such as the Fire Prevention Fee, and why last year I authored legislation to streamline urgent safety projects in high-risk fire areas with insufficient egress routes. I will continue to fight on behalf of my rural constituents and those across our state.”

RCRC is an association of 36 rural California counties, and the RCRC Board of Directors is comprised of elected supervisors from each of those member counties. The Rural Leadership Award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated an understanding and leadership in rural issues and the distinctive needs that rural communities face. Recipients of this award also display courage, commitment, and the ability to promote constructive solutions to rural issues.

“Assembly Member Obernolte’s efforts reflect a desire to ensure that California’s rural counties have a voice in Sacramento,” said RCRC President and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley. “Moreover, Assembly Member Obernolte’s recent legislative measures have shown a true commitment to improving the quality of life in California’s rural communities.”