Ronald O. Loveridge is a man of many titles. Mayor, Professor, Husband, Author, Father, Chairman, Regional Leader, Congregational Church Member, Environmentalist, Historic Home Owner, Humanitarian and Friend are only a few words to describe the man devoted to public service in the City of Riverside.
Ron Loveridge has served as Riverside’s Mayor since 1994. Prior to his term as mayor, he was elected to the City Council and served from 1979 to 1994. He is currently the President of the National League of Cities.
Along with his devotion to the citizens of Riverside, Ron is committed to the young people in this community. He has his Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University and has taught since 1965 as a professor at University of California, Riverside. Courses included American Politics, Mass Media, Public Opinion, and Local Leadership in California. He introduced college students to government through field work/internship projects.
Ron Loveridge is an avid reader and hiking enthusiast. When not running a meeting or discussing political philosophy, he is enjoying a brisk walk in the outdoors. Ron’s favorite hike is up Mt. Rubidoux which he has completed hundreds of times.
Ron shares his devotion to Riverside with his wife of 47 years, Marsha. Both have dedicated numerous hours to such worthy causes as the Dickens Festival, the Riverside Art Foundation and the Riverside County Philharmonic. Together, Ron and Marsha have raised two daughters, both graduating from North High School and his youngest daughter graduating from UCR.
Ron's official site can be found here.