V. Manny Perez was sworn in on June 1st at USC in Palm Desert. Family, friends and local Democrats turned out to observe the solemn procedure and to watch history in the making. After the official appointment by Governor Jerry Brown , V. Manny Perez was officially sworn in as the new Riverside County Supervisor for the 4th District.
Local dignitaries included. Geoff Kors, Geno Sexton representing Congressman Raul Ruiz, and many others. V. Manny Perez thanked his family, incredible staff, including Greg Rodriguez, and reminded everyone there was alot of work to be done. " I am humbled and excited" Perez said and promised to reach out to all communities to understand his constituents concerns. For those of us there it was an emotional evening. Starting with a salute to the flag the program was full of memorable moments and reminders that we all must see one another as equal humans and work together for the good. When Supervisor Perez was being sworn in, with his wife and parents on stage, the audience could feel the solemnity of the moment. Afterwards it was so poignant as Supervisor Perez embraced his wife and loving parents. The journey to this place and time was written on their faces...a tribute to how great this country already is! For everyone that attended it will be a ' special ' evening to remember always and we are so proud of our new Supervisor.