JEFF STONE

Riverside County Supervisor, Third District

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Supervisor Jeff Stone
Third District Staff

Meet the Staff


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Enhancing the lives of our residents is one of our top priorities. Our staff is available to answer question and assist you.

Verne Lauritzen

Chief of Staff

Verne Lauritzen Verne and his wife, Donna, are the parents of nine children of their own, two foster daughters, and have twelve grandchildren.

Verne is the President and CEO of Nu Acoustics, an acoustical contracting firm, which he founded in 1981. Verne has been the Varsity Wrestling Coach at Rubidoux High School in Riverside since 1992. For more than 30 years he has worked with the Boy Scouts of America, Verne has worked in the California State Legislature since 1994 when Assemblyman Bruce Thompson was elected. Verne is the chief of staff for Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.

To contact Verne Lauritzen, you can reach him by e-mail:vlauritzen@rcbos.org

Corinne Daly

Legislative Assistant

Corrine Daly Corinne has been with Supervisor Stone’s Office since May 2005. She is a Legislative Assistant responsible for the areas of Code Enforcement, Animal Services, Environmental Health, Education, and the Youth Advisory Council. Assisting the 3rd District constituency is the part of Corinne’s position that she absolutely enjoys. Issues that are brought to her attention provide a challenge for her to find possible resolutions. She finds providing public service to the community to be a very rewarding job and is looking forward to serving you.

Corinne is a graduate of MT. San Jacinto Community College with Associate Science Degree in Business Administration and Associate Arts in Humanities. She also obtained a Bachelors Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University and graduated Cum Laude.

Corinne began her career working for Rancho Califiornia Water District where she worked in the Administration Department. She was responsible for Records Management and supporting role to their Board of Directors. Corinne began working for the County of Riverside in April 2004 where she was a Board Assistant and then a Supervisor’s Board Assistant for the Clerk of the Board which is the Department that supports the Board of Supervisors.

Corinne is married with four children. Corinne and her family are also 3rd District constituents living in the City of San Jacinto.

To contact Corinne Daly, you can reach her by e-mail: crdaly@rcbos.org

Olivia Barnes

Legislative Assistant

Lori Stone Olivia Barnes is Legislative Team Member for Riverside Country Third District Supervisor, Jeff Stone. Her areas of responsibility include Planning, Building and Safety and Transportation. Her previous work experience includes five years with Riverside County Planning Department and 14 years as Community Development Director with the City of Perris. Olivia earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology & Liberal Studies and a Masters in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside.

Past civic activities include the following:
• Rotary Club of Perris (President 2000-2001)
• Soroptimist of the Valleys
• Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce
• Perris Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• San Jacinto College Foundation
• Riverside Community Foundation
• Various church related programs working with the needy
• Teams Co-chair For Race For Humanity

To contact Olivia Barnes, you can reach her by e-mail:OBBarnes@rcbos.org

Valerie Chase

Legislative Assistant

Hi, my name is Val and if you call the Supervisor's Riverside Office, you most likely will hear me answering the phone. I have worked for a Third District Supervisor since 1984 and I cannot think of one morning I have dreaded coming to work. It has been a true pleasure working with the residents of Riverside County. In my spare time, you can find my husband and me on one of our horses or mules heading out to a ranch roping or tending to one of our Longhorn cows. We have both lived in Riverside County our whole life and have experienced the many changes that our region is going through. I look forward to helping you!

To contact Valerie Chase, you can reach her by e-mail:vchase@rcbos.org

Rose Esparza

Legislative Assistant

Rose Esparza Rose is a Legislative Assistant to Supervisor Stone responsible for the supervisor's scheduled meetings and events, Court-related issues, Tax Collector and Assessor issues, and special projects. She is bilingual, Spanish speaking.

Rose started her career with the County of Riverside twenty years ago working for the offices of District Attorney, County Counsel and Superior Court. She has a wide variety of experience in the area of law. Before coming to the Board of Supervisors, she assisted the Judicial Officers of the Superior Court. Judge Cahraman has appointed her as a community member on the Court-Community Planning Committee, where she serves as a liaison on behalf of the citizens of the County of Riverside and our Court system.

Rose is a life-long resident of Riverside, where she resides with her husband Ruben, and their adorable Chihuahua Lucy.

To contact Rose Esparza, you can reach her by e-mail:RESPARZ1@rcbos.org

Opal Hellweg

Legislative Assistant

Opal Hellweg Opal is the newest member of Supervisor Stone's Legislative Team. She is the legislative assistant responsible for human and a social service related to senior citizen issues, county service areas, and municipal advisory councils and administers the Community Improvement Designation fund.

Opal and her husband, Dean moved to the third district in 1987 where they raised their two sons, Jason and Chris. Currently, Opal and Dean reside in Temecula where they live with their dog, Sammie.

To contact Opal Hellweg, you can reach her by e-mail:OIHellweg@rcbos.org

Robin Reid

Legislative Assistant

Robin Reid Robin has been with Supervisor Stone since he took office in January 2005. She is a legislative assistant responsible for human and social service issues relating to welfare, child abuse prevention and protection, mental health, public health, childcare, foster care and adoption, programs and services for low-income individuals, drug and alcohol abuse issues and juvenile matters.

Robin has served on the board of San Jacinto Valley Academy since 2003 and currently serves as Treasurer. She is also a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Riverside County, Inc., and a member of San Jacinto Rotary Club.

Robin was formerly with the California State Legislature from 1994-2005 serving as a legislative aide to two senators and an assembly member. Robin and her husband Bert reside in Hemet with their two sons, Ryan and Noah.

To contact Robin Reid, you can reach her by e-mail:robin@rcbos.org

Ron Roberts

Legislative Assistant

Ron Roberts Ron is a retired California Highway Patrol Officer (29 years of service)

Married 46 years to Jeanne

One Son, one daughter, 5 grandchildren, two horses, two dogs and one guinea hen with an attitude.

Temecula City Council member for 14 years and four time Mayor.

To contact Ron Roberts, you can reach him by e-mail:RHROBERTS@rcbos.org

Yecenia Cervantes

Legislative Intern

Yecenia Cervantes Yecenia is the Legislative Intern for Supervisor Stone’s Office. She has been a part of the Legislative Team since November of 2009 and handles issues pertaining to youth including the Youth Advisory Council and Youth Commission, Student of the Month, and Student Awards.

Yecenia is a graduate of Fallbrook High School’s Class of 2006 and has an Associate of Arts Degree in Social/Behavioral Science.

She is currently pursing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in English and Ethnic Studies at Cal State University, San Bernardino. Her passion in life is being able to help others and giving back to her community. She plans on attending Law School and becoming a Public Defender in the near future.

In her later life, she intends on going back to her community and becoming a high school teacher. Yecenia is currently a Third District constituent and resides in Temecula with her family.

To contact Yecenia Cervantes, you can reach her by e-mail:ycervantes@rcbos.org