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Wilhite appointed SB County assessor, again

Christopher Wilhite has been appointed to serve two more years as San Bernardino County’s assessor-recorder-clerk.

The board of supervisors unanimously approved Wilhite’s appointment on Dec. 6, according to a statement on the county’s website.

“I want to thank the board and county leadership for their continued support,” Wilhite said in the statement. “I am looking forward to continuing to serve the residents of San Bernardino County.”

In September, Wilhite – the county’s assistant assessor since 2019 – was selected by the board of supervisors to replace Robert Dutton, who died of cancer in July.

Dutton was elected to a four-year term in June 2018 and re-elected last June, the month before his death.

Wilhite’s September appointment only filled the position until the end of Dutton’s first term, on Jan. 2. Regarding Dutton’s second term, the county charter requires the board to appoint someone for two years, then let the voters determine who serves the remaining two years.

The assessor-recorder-clerk position will be on the county’s November 2024 ballot, according to the statement.

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