Riverside is one of the few big California counties where Republicans outnumber Democrats.
But Gov. Jerry Brown has found one of his own, announcing Wednesday the appointment of a Democratic Temecula city councilman to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
Charles Washington, 62, will be the only non-Republican on the Riverside County board.
Washington, a former airline pilot, replaces former Supervisor Jeff Stone, who left for a seat in the state Senate.
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Brown’s choice may be short-lived. The seat comes up for election next year in a heavily Republican region.
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