Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th District and has been in this position since late 2012. Prior to her being elected to the legislature, Brown served on the San Bernardino County and City Planning Commissions for 17 years. She takes initiatives on helping small businesses. Brown authored the first mining ordinance in San Bernardino County and directed the Auto Club Speedway through the environmental review process. She is also a member and former president of San Bernardino County’s NAACP. For 30 years she has also been a small business owner with her husband. They founded the Brown Publishing Company where they circulate the newspaper Black Voice News.