Injecting yet another boost of momentum into his campaign to be Los Angeles County’s next Sheriff, today LAX Airport Police Chief Cecil Rhambo earned a high-powered endorsement from California State Senator Sydney Kamlager.
Senator Kamlager previously served in the California State Assembly and as President of the Los Angeles Community College District. She represents SD-30, which encompasses Culver City, Ladera Heights, and Westmont and the Crenshaw, Downtown, and Florence neighborhoods of L.A. A champion of the progressive movement, Senator Kamlager has built up an impressive record on social and economic justice causes, and as such, her endorsement carries significant weight.
“It’s time for both an overhaul and a transformation at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. That’s why I am thrilled to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff because he will bring the change and real reform that we need. From ending deputy gangs to embracing the Citizens Oversight Commission, to collaborating with the Board of Supervisors, Cecil is the right candidate at the right time. I look forward to helping him win this race, and thereafter, working closely with him to hold the LASD accountable and restore trust with the people and integrity to the department.”
Cecil Rhambo is a longtime public servant and public safety officer who currently serves as the Chief of Airport Police at LAX. Rhambo was raised in Compton and South Los Angeles after being adopted from Korea as an infant, graduating from Washington High School. Following college, Rhambo started his 33-year career in law enforcement, where he quickly moved up the ranks.
As Chief of Airport Police, Rhambo leads the nation’s largest dedicated airport public safety force. Rhambo also served as City Manager of the City of Compton from 2017 through July 2019 and Assistant City Manager of the City of Carson from 2014 to 2017.
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