By Jeff Pack

Lane resigns from Murrieta council after accepting Presidential appointment


Last updated 8/9/2019 at 11:01am

Courtesy of the City of Murrieta

Murrieta Mayor Pro-Tem Randon Lane announced that he would be resigning from the city council effective Aug. 31 in order to accept a Presidential appointment with the U.S. Department of Transportation in September.

City of Murrieta Mayor Pro-Tem Randon Lane on Tuesday, Aug. 6 announced during a council meeting that he would be resigning from the city council to accept a Presidential appointment within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in Washington, D.C.

"I am incredibly excited, incredibly honored and looking forward to taking on a role at the DOT," Lane said in a phone interview on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Lane said that with the help of Congressman Ken Calvert he submitted his name for consideration for a possible appointment and that he has been going through the process of finalizing the appointment since the beginning of 2019.

He was notified Thursday in a phone call that the DOT and the White House had signed off on the appointment.

"It was exciting to get that phone call, obviously, it was something I had been waiting for and hoping for and when they called it was very surreal," Lane said. "To tell people that I have been appointed by the President to serve in Washington D.C. is really something."

Lane, whose current term with the city council would have expired in December of 2020, has served on the council for almost 11 years.

"I have been involved in the city for 17 years, so I guess you could say it's bittersweet," Lane said on Wednesday night. "I've had a great tie to this community, but this is a great opportunity to do something at a national level. It is not very often that you get appointed by the President of the United States.

"This is just an incredible opportunity that I couldn't pass up."

In his announcement, he also announced his resignation from positions as the First Vice President of League Of California Cities and Southern California Association of Governments, Chairman of the Board of the Riverside Transit Agency and announced he would immediately withdraw from the Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor's race.

All of the resignations will become effective on Aug. 31. He will begin his work with the DOT in September.

He has been a Public Affairs Manager for SoCalGas for 8 ½ years and he will be leaving that position as well.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at [email protected]


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