Russ Bogh, a longtime resident of Riverside County, has spent his distinguished career working to improve the Inland Empire in both the public and private sectors. He has a lifetime commitment to this community.
With more than 20 years of experience in the private sector, Bogh knows how to balance budgets and create jobs. This is important real world experience for any policy maker.
Bogh represented parts of Riverside County in the State Assembly from 2001 to 2006. While in office, he worked on bipartisan solutions to improve public safety, increase local control and maintain balanced budgets.
He assumed a leadership role after being selected by his colleagues to be Caucus Chair, where he provided leadership on policy and political matters. He was also the founding Chairman of the Inland Empire Caucus, which is a bipartisan group of lawmakers that has been effective at advancing policies to benefit the region.
Bogh was successful in pushing numerous pieces of his legislation into law including measures to give additional benefits to veterans deployed overseas, improve crime victims’ rights and ensure that police officers and firefighters received comprehensive assistance when injured or killed on duty. For his efforts, Bogh was recognized as Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United, CA Fire Chiefs Association, CDF Firefighters, Association of Builders and Contractors, and the Inland Caucus serving people with Disabilities.
He is also credited with helping secure millions of dollars for key government services by facilitating new agreements on gaming compacts for Agua Caliente, Morongo and Pechanga Tribal Governments.
Prior to serving in the Assembly, Bogh was the Director of the Inland Empire Office for the Governor of California where he coordinated key regional issues for the Governor and was the top liaison to over three million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
He is now Vice President of Bogh Construction, where he specializes in building public schools around the Inland Empire. The family has been in the building industry for over 55 years. He has also served as a guest professor at his alma mater CSU San Bernardino, where he taught graduate students in the Department of Public Administration.
Bogh attended Beaumont High School and later received a B.A. in Business Economics from CSU San Bernardino. In 2011, he was named to University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Hall of Fame.
He lives in Beaumont with his wife, Sheri, and children Madison, Charlie and Katie.