John J. BenoitRepublican
Born: December 27, 1951 in Kankakee, Illinois
Children: Benjamin and Sarah
Died: December 26, 2016 in Bermuda Dunes, CA
1971-1973: Dispatcher and Reserve Officer, Corona Police Department
1973-2001: Officer, California Highway Patrol
1982-1984: Volunteer Fire Captain, Sunset Whitney Fire Department, Placer County
1988-2001: Commander, California Highway Patrol, Indio Area
1999-2002: Member, Desert Sands Unified School District Board of Education
2009: Resigned from the State Senate on November 30.
2009-2016: Member, Riverside County Board of Supervisors
- Ben Benoit has served as a member of the Wildomar City Council (2010-2022), as Mayor of Wildomar (2012), and as Auditor/Controller of Riverside County (2022-Present).
- On November 23, 2016, Benoit was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer and began aggressive chemotherapy beginning following week. In a statement, Benoit said that “the prognosis is not good.” Benoit died just over a month later at his home.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)
Source: "Supervisor John Benoit diagnosed with pancreatic cancer" by Jesse Marx, The Desert Sun (11/24/2016)
Source: "Supervisor Benoit Dies Following Pancreatic Cancer Battle", Riverside County Press Release (12/26/2016)