For Immediate Release
Santa Ana, CA – – Less than 48 hours old, Undersheriff Don Barnes’ campaign for Sheriff of Orange County has garnered overwhelming support from law enforcement leaders and Police Chiefs across Orange County. Barnes is now the clear frontrunner to succeed popular Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, who has announced her decision to retire at the end of her current term.
Barnes, a 29-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, has already received endorsements from Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and former Sheriff Brad Gates. In addition, these Police Chiefs have announced their support for Barnes’ candidacy:
“I am very grateful to have the support of Police Chiefs from across Orange County who I work with daily with one goal in mind – keeping our citizens safe,” said Barnes. “Protecting our community is a collaborative effort and I am honored to have the support of the public safety leaders who know my record and my commitment to our community.”
As Orange County Undersheriff, Don Barnes oversees the daily operations of the department’s 24 Divisions and the 16 police service contracts. He is responsible for strategic development of programs to improve public safety services to the residents of Orange County. Barnes began his career with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1989 and has served in numerous leadership roles inside the department. Please visit BarnesforSheriff.com for more information.
* in his personal capacity