Supervisor Pete Schabarum has appointed one of his aides, who lives in Walnut, as his representative to the Southern California Rapid Transit District board of directors.
Jeff Jenkins, a staff assistant who handles transportation issues for Schabarum, replaces former board member Erwin Jones, who resigned at Schabarum's request because of disagreements between the two on transit issues.
Schabarum, a frequent critic of the RTD and chairman of the county Transportation Commission, said he wanted a representative on the board who will reflect his viewpoints and who can work closely with him.
Jenkins, 26, who will be the youngest member of the 11-person board, has worked for Schabarum since 1985, when he started as a student intern. He became a staff assistant in November, 1986. Jenkins graduated from Damien High School in La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona.