ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Undersheriff Don Barnes continues to add significant endorsements from all over Orange County. Today Barnes announced a new list of endorsements from influential Orange County leaders in his campaign for Orange County Sheriff. Since announcing his campaign Barnes has received support from Orange County civic and community leaders including popular incumbent Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. The additional list of supporters includes:
Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor
Jim Rigeheimer, Costa Mesa, Council Member
Steve Jones, Garden Grove, Mayor
Melody Carruth, Laguna Hills, Council Member
Scott Voigts, Lake Forest, Mayor
Leah Basile, Lake Forest, Mayor Pro Tem
Dwight Robinson, Lake Forest, Council Member
Dr. Jim Gardner, Lake Forest, Council Member
Pam Patterson, San Juan Capistrano, Council Member
Tri Ta, Westminster, Mayor
Tyler Diep, Westminster, Council Member
Kimberly Ho, Westminster, Council Member
Michael Hillmann, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
Mark Billings, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
John “JB” Davis, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
Mike James, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
Dr. John “Rocky” Hewitt, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
Jerry Krans, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
Pete Gannon, former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Ret.
“As Assistant Sheriff, Don and I worked closely on many critical incidents that could have severely impacted Orange County,” said former Assistant Sheriff Michael Hillmann. “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.”
The election for Orange County Sheriff will take place in conjunction with the June 2018 statewide primary. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens recently announced she will not be running for reelection and has endorsed Barnes in the campaign. For more information please visit www.BarnesForSheriff.com.
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2017
Contact: Dave Gilliard