BY ALBERT ROBLES • November 12, 2019
One year ago, our new Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the 33rd LA County Sheriff, was relatively unknown. But on November 6, 2018, he pulled off the biggest surprise in LA County election history by becoming the first person ever to defeat an incumbent Sheriff. Like all the major news outlets and every elected official in LA County (with the exception of three), I too had endorsed the incumbent. However, unlike the LA County Board of Supervisors, I gave Sheriff Alex Villanueva a chance, and one-year later, as the Mayor of the largest contract City with the Sheriff’s Department, I believe Sheriff Alex Villanueva is doing a good job, especially on his number one priority – our public safety.
For your consideration here are some of his first-year accomplishments:
·Firstly, the morale among the Sheriff’s deputies throughout LA County, especially the morale of those deputies on the frontline is at an all-time high by any measure; including the one measure that counts the most, simply asking them as I have done.
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