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Cheryl Brown, Elected Officials / Government Employees

Cheryl Renee Brown is a former Assemblywoman, publisher, small business owner and current California State Commissioner on Aging who has devoted the majority of her life on public service. Cheryl Brown has been recognized by countless local, state and national organizations for her work on behalf of the community in various capacities as an elected official and community volunteer. 


From the years 2012-2016, Cheryl Brown served in the California State Assembly representing California's 47th District. The 47th Assembly District is located in the heart of San Bernardino County and includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. In and out of elected office, Cheryl Brown has always been a champion of family owned small businesses. The pride and community benefits of owning a small business was instilled in by her father, Marvin a veteran of WWII, who started a tax preparation business in Southern California over sixty years ago. Today that business is run by her older brother. Following her father’s lead, the Black Voice is now owned by the Brown’s daughter, Dr. Paulette Brown-Hines. 


Cheryl Brown and her husband, Hardy Sr. have been married for 52 years and raised four children in San Bernardino. Lynn, Paulette, Hardy Jr., and Regina have blessed their parents with nine grandchildren.

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