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Special District

West Valley Water DistrictCandidate for Board Member, Division 4

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Channing Hawkins

Labor Relations Representative
495 votes (63.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Creating job opportunities

Experience

Experience

Profession:Labor Representatives
Commissioner, Rialto Human Relations Commission — Appointed position (2019–current)

Biography

 

A son of the Inland Empire, Channing Hawkins is a dedicated community servant running for the West Valley Water District Board of Directors, Division 4.  Understanding that water is a critical public resource, Channing is running for change to make sure the West Valley Water District is transparent, accountable and creates job opportunities that benefit local families.  Channing currently serves as a labor relations representative for LIUNA Local 777, human relations commissioner in the City of Rialto, adult literacy volunteer to City of Colton residents and mentor to at-risk youth in the County of San Bernardino. Channing has worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU),  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and has also served as California State Assembly aide, congressional aide and  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Civil Rights aide during the Obama Administration. Channing has received several awards for his public service, including California State Assembly District 47 “Man of the Year” in 2016 and  Vanguard “Under 40 Most Influential African Americans” in 2015.  Channing earned a law degree and undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is a proud member of the Ecclesia Christian Fellowship and a committed husband and father of three boys.  

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