VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) – Bob Harriman was selected as Mayor Pro Tem of Victorville following a majority vote at a recent council meeting.
The seat was previously held by Elizabeth “Liz” Becerra, who has since transitioned to the position of Mayor.
Councilmember Blanca Gomez initiated the process of electing a Mayor Pro Tem by nominating herself for the position. Shortly after, Mayor Liz Becerra put Councilmember Harriman’s name forward for consideration.
Gomez, in an attempt to make a second nomination, proposed Councilmember Leslie Irving for the role, but was reminded she could only nominate one individual. After Irving declined the nomination, Gomez reverted to self-nomination.
The nominees, including Gomez and Harriman, were then subject to a vote to decide the new Mayor Pro Tem. When the votes were tallied, Gomez had voted for herself, Harriman had voted for himself, while Mayor Becerra, Councilmember Jones, and Councilmember Irving all cast their votes for Harriman, granting him the majority needed to win the position.
Harriman’s ties to Victorville run deep. A resident for over four decades, he has contributed to the city not only as a small business owner but also through his involvement in local community services.
He moved to Victorville in 1981 from his former residence in San Dimas, drawn by the chance to join the family business, the Bushel Basket Specialty Market.
The market was located on Bear Valley close to Mariposa in Victorville, a property that once housed John’s Incredible Pizza Co. and is currently occupied by the athletic footwear and apparel store WSS. It opened in 1977 and closed in 1987, and at the time it was one of the first businesses on that stretch of road.
A dedicated family man, Harriman is married to Allison and together they have raised their sons in Victorville.
His commitment to the community is further illustrated by his past roles, including serving as President of the Victorville Little League and his tenure on various committees such as the Victorville Community Services Advisory Committee and the Victorville Planning Commission.
Harriman was elected to the Victorville City Council in November 2022, and as of January 16, 2024, began his role as Victorville Mayor Pro Tem.
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