Dutton"Bob brought years of knowledge and experience to the County and we will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the entire Assessor-Recorder team," said Vice Chair and Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe. “Bob Dutton was more than just a colleague; he was a dear friend that I had the pleasure knowing for the past two decades. During our time together in the state legislature and county government, I witnessed first-hand his passion for serving his constituents and his dedication to making San Bernardino County a better place to live. He will be incredibly missed, and I offer my deepest condolences to his wife, Andrea, and his entire family,” said Col. Paul Cook (Ret.), First District Supervisor. “Bob loved his family, his community and his country. He was a leader and a generous soul, whose advocacy for taxpayers and our county will be dearly missed. Bob never let his titles or accomplishments go to his head, and he was as content looking after his dogs as he was pushing through major legislation,” said Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford. Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. also offered condolences to Mr. Dutton's family.

Dutton’s philosophy was to ensure San Bernardino County property owners received fair, accurate and timely property valuations. Leading a department of 250 dedicated County employees, he led by example, treating people fairly and taking pride in providing excellent customer service. He championed veterans, created fraud prevention measures, and had a strong working relationship with county leaders and community stakeholders. He brought integrity and respect to the office.

While serving in the California State Legislature. Dutton was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader in 2010 and served on vital Senate posts such as Vice-Chair of the Rules Committee, Vice-Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, and a member of Appropriations.

“I am sad to hear of the passing of Senator Bob Dutton.  Bob was a true public servant, dedicated to the residents of San Bernardino County.  Whether serving in Sacramento, or most recently as our Assessor-Recorder and County Clerk, Bob had the best interests of our county family in his heart.  It was my profound honor to work with Bob.  In 1990, Bob was invited to serve on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Council.  During his 32-years of service with the Sheriff’s Department, Bob’s voice provided perspective and sage advice to six Sheriffs.  His absence is greatly felt, and he will be truly missed.  My thoughts are with his wife, family, and friends during this difficult time,” said Sheriff-Coroner Shannon Dicus.


"Bob was a good and loyal friend and a committed public servant. Condolences to the family. He will be missed," said Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Ensen Mason. “I am saddened to hear about the passing of Bob Dutton. He was a great county partner proactively working with my office to prevent real estate fraud. Condolences to his family during this difficult time,” said District Attorney Jason Anderson. To honor Senator Dutton’s memory, the Dutton family is requesting donations be sent to the following organizations that promote and support causes that were near and dear to Senator Dutton’s heart: Children’s Fund, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Chino, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Council. Funeral services or memorial ceremonies are being planned and will be announced to the community.