June 23, 2018
Former Congressman Al McCandless dies at 90
LA QUINTA – (INT) – One of the Inland Empire’s longest-serving elected officials has died.

A graveside service will be held Monday for Al McCandless. The former Riverside County Congressman and county supervisor died Wednesday at his home in La Quinta. He was 90.

Mr. McCandless was a long-time Indio car dealer before being elected to the county Board of Supervisors in 1972 where he served for ten years. He was instrumental in establishing the Air Quality Management District, the successor to Air Pollution Control District of Southern California.

Mr. McCandless, a Republican, retired from Congress in 1995 after 12 years representing a mostly desert district.

In his younger years, Mr. McCandless was a Marine Corps veteran and served during the Korean war.

More recently, he helped guide the Boys and Girls Club and Building Horizons.

A public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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