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A few things about dawn rowe

Originally from Southern California, Dawn Rowe assumed the role of the Third District Supervisor on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in December 2018. Prior to this position, Dawn’s neighbors elected her to serve on the Yucca Valley Town Council from 2010 to 2014, where her peers chose her to serve as the Mayor.

Dawn Rowe has consistently emerged as a prominent advocate within the desert community, dedicated to effecting positive change. Her commitment ranges from championing increased access for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) on public lands to dismantling regulations that hinder local economic development.

Following the loss of her husband, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Alan Rowe, in combat operations in Iraq, Dawn became involved in land development to support her family. However, after experiencing several setbacks due to onerous land-use restrictions, Dawn worked alongside her local elected officials to find creative solutions for thoughtful development in her community. Her tenacity and determination caught the attention of the City Council, who appointed her to the Yucca Valley Planning Commission (2008-2010). In 2010, Yucca Valley residents elected her to the Town Council.

Dawn is committed to tackling the pressing issues affecting our families on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Dawn is focused on making our County a business-friendly environment, improving our infrastructure, and strengthening public safety.  

While serving on the Board of Supervisors, Dawn’s staunch advocacy against the rising fentanyl epidemic led to the allocation of $10 million for targeted enforcement against drug cartels and organized crime, unequivocally signaling that our County is unwelcoming to criminal activities. Furthermore, Dawn understands the financial burden caused by inflation on households and is actively championing policies to strengthen our local economy and stimulate job growth.

Dawn received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Drake University and a Master of Science in Advertising from Northwestern University. She lives in San Bernardino County’s 3rd Supervisorial District. She is the proud mother of two children, Blake, a graduate of Seton Hall University, and Caitlin, who recently graduated from the University of Southern California.