Announcement of Candidacy 2018


As your Sheriff, I have two responsibilities — protect your safety, and protect your tax money by responsibly managing my office budget. I’m doing both.

I’ve added new deputies, expanded the jail, and launched innovative new community safety programs — without ever exceeding budget during my 11 years as your Sheriff.

We’ve renewed efforts against graffiti, and have fought gang violence as part of the Countywide Gang Task Force.

Our Custody K-9 Program is keeping out drugs and other contraband at the jail. Our Agricultural Crimes Unit is at full force, and added 14 deputies focused on Community Oriented Policing to our successful Community Car Program.

We started a new Cadet Program to help young people prepare for law enforcement careers, and chartered a new Law Enforcement Explorer Post.

I graduated from the FBI National Academy, and have been serving in law enforcement for over 35 years. I proudly received an “Award of Distinction” from the California Peace Officers Association, and was named “Citizen of the Year 2013” by the Boy Scouts Greater Yosemite Council.

Always, I work to protect your safety, and serve our community with honor and integrity. I would appreciate your vote and support.