Endorsements

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas

Chairwoman of the Board of Equalization Diane Harkey
Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates
U.S. Representative Ken Calvert
U.S. Representative Darrell Issa
U.S. Representative Ed Royce
U.S. Representative Mimi Walters
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Evers
Assemblyman Phillip Chen
Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel
Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees Former President Anna Bryson
Costa Mesa City Councilmember Jim Rigeheimer
City of Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones
City of Fountain Valley Mayor Pro Tem Michael Vo
City of Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates
City of Huntington Beach Councilmember Erik Peterson
Laguna Hills City Councilmember Melody Carruth
Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts
Lake Forest Mayor Pro Tem Leah Basile
Lake Forest City Councilmember Dwight Robinson
Lake Forest City Councilmember Jim Gardner
Mission Viejo Councilmember Greg Raths
San Juan Capistrano Councilmember Pam Patterson
Westminster Mayor Tri Ta
Westminster City Councilmember Tyler Diep
Westminster City Councilmember Kimberly Ho


Scott Baugh, Past Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County
Supervisor William Steiner (Retired)
Former Senator Dick Ackerman
Mike Hayde, CEO, Western National Group


Jim Allen, Allen Packaging
Dennis Assael, Assael Properties, LLC
Gregg Bouslog, Owner, On Target
TJ Fuentes, Fuentes Strategic Consulting Group, Inc.
John Ginger, J. Ginger Masonry
Frank Jao, Bridgecreek Development
Buck Johns, President, Inland Energy, Inc.
TJ Johnston, AllSafe Defense Systems
Dr. Reza Karkia, Commissioner (prior position), California Council on Criminal Justice
Lucky Lippa, Lippa Insurance
Robert Lotter, CEO, The Lotter Group
Tony Moiso, CEO, Rancho Mission Viejo
Paul Musco, President, Gemini Industries, Inc.
Donna Porter, CEO, Premier Framing
Richard Reisman, OC Business Journal
Mario Rodriguez, Hispanic 100
Dr. Harvinder “Harry” Sahota, Cardiologist

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Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada
Brad Gates, Orange County Sheriff (Retired)
Costa Mesa Police Chief Robert Sharpnack
CSU Fullerton Police Chief Dennis DeMaio
Fountain Valley Chief of Police (Retired) Elvin Miali
Fullerton Police Chief David Hendricks
Fullerton Police Chief (Retired) Patrick McKinley
Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin
Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy
Huntington Beach Police Chief (Retired) Earle Robitaille
Irvine Chief of Police Mike Hamel
La Palma Police Chief Terry Kim
Los Alamitos Police Chief Eric Nunez
Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis, in his personal capacity
Orange Police Chief Tom Kisela
Placentia Police Chief Darin Lenyi
Saddleback College Police Chief Pat Higa
Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Miller
Tustin Police Chief Charlie Celano
UCI Police Chief Jorge Cisneros


Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino County
Sheriff Bill Gore, San Diego County
Sheriff Ian Parkinson, San Luis Obispo County
Sheriff Geoff Dean, Ventura County

Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Mark Billings
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) John “JB” Davis
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Dr. John “Rocky” Hewitt
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Mike James
Orange County Assistant Sheriff & Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief (Retired) Mike Hillmann
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Jerry Krans
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Pete Gannon

"I am honored to offer my endorsement for Don Barnes for the next Sheriff of Orange County. Donald Barnes is the right choice in order to continue advancement of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department. As Assistant Sheriff, Don and I worked closely on many critical incidents that could have severely impacted Orange County. I have found Don to be a superb leader, well experienced manager, highly competent and respected by not only his peers but allied public safety officials as well. Don is of the highest integrity in all that he says and does."

Michael R. Hillmann
Michael R. Hillmann Former OCSD Assistant Sheriff and LAPD Deputy Chief (Retired)

“I am proud to endorse Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes for the position of Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County. Don has worked for our Department for 29 years and has excelled at every position and assignment. He possesses the experience and qualities needed to lead an agency with 3,800 sworn and professional staff members and over 800 reserve personnel. I am confident that Don Barnes will work tirelessly and effectively to keep the citizens of Orange County safe in their homes, neighborhoods, schools and places of business.”

Sandra Hutchens
Sandra Hutchens Orange County Sheriff

"Don Barnes has done an excellent job as Undersheriff of Orange County and he has a proven service record to Orange County that goes back 29 years. We need Don Barnes to continue protecting the citizens of Orange County and that’s why he has my support."

Mimi Walters
Mimi Walters U.S. Representative

“I am confident that Undersheriff Don Barnes will continue that level of service and professionalism and am happy to endorse him for Sheriff.”

Pat Bates
Pat Bates Senate Minority Leader