“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

"Don has been a strong conservative voice on public safety issues. He provided key testimony in support of my legislation targeting sex offenders and led efforts to sponsor legislation targeting the illicit sale of fentanyl. Don also has worked hard to educate legislators about the consequences of initiatives like Prop 47 and 57 which have weakened our criminal justice system. As Sheriff, Don will be a consistent voice in support of policies that will improve the safety of our communities and hold accountable those who break the law."

Pat Bates
Pat Bates Senate Minority Leader

Undersheriff Don Barnes is the best candidate to serve as our next sheriff. He is a man of integrity with a proven record of strong leadership. As county supervisor I have worked with Don on a regular basis and have seen first hand his ability to get the job done. On critical challenges like homelessness, emergency preparedness and gang violence, Don has demonstrated a willingness to adopt innovative solutions that will continue to keep Orange County safe.

Andrew Do
Andrew Do Orange County Supervisor