In 2014, Senator Bob Dutton (Ret.) was elected as San Bernardino County’s Assessor-Recorder, and appointed County Clerk, representing more than two million residents from the largest county in the contiguous United States. In 2018, Assessor-Recorder Dutton ran for re-election unopposed and is currently serving his second term.
Assessor-Recorder Dutton manages a department of over 250 individuals tasked in a number of essential government functions that includes annually assessing all taxable property in the county currently worth over $221 billion. Assessor-Recorder Dutton also oversees the recording and preservation of millions of public documents, among many other services. Under his leadership, the office of the San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk has been nationally recognized receiving numerous awards from the National Association of Counties.
Assessor-Recorder Dutton has spent over 40 years in the fields of real estate investment and management, and over two decades serving in various locally elected positions. He served on the Rancho Cucamonga City Council from 1998-2002 before being elected to the 63rd Assembly District in 2002. In 2004, he was elected to the California State Senate where he served as Senate Minority Leader, Vice-Chair of Rules Committee, Vice-Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, and member of Appropriations.
Always aware of the importance of giving back to the community, Assessor Dutton has served on numerous community and civic organizations including local chambers of commerce. As a coach for his daughter’s fast-pitch softball team, he mentored dozens of students who later received scholarships to attend college. He proudly served in the Army Reserve, was a member of the California Air National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1974.
A native of Nebraska, he moved to California in 1969. He is married to Andrea Guillen, a fourth generation Chino resident who is a retired Professor and Program Director of Radiology at Chaffey Community College. They have a daughter, Kara, who works in the banking industry.