Stone accepts Trump administration appointment, to resign seat in state senate


TEMECULA — State Senator Jeff Stone will resign his seat on Friday, Nov. 1 on the California State Senate to serve as the Western Regional Director of the United States Department of Labor, according to a press release issued by Stone’s campaign.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed by the President and look forward to continuing my public service in this new and exciting position,” Stone said in the release. “The nation under President Trump is experiencing unprecedented economic growth that requires a highly trained and skilled workforce. I look forward to supporting Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to advance the Department’s mission of fostering the training of America’s workforce and protecting the interests of America’s wage earners, job seekers, and retirees.”

“I will always be grateful to the people of Riverside County for having granted me the opportunity to represent them and be a voice for our shared values.”

In his new role, the former Temecula city councilman and Riverside County Supervisor will be overseeing Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, starting Nov. 1.

Stone was first elected to the 28th state Senate District in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.