ORANGE COUNTY, CA – – Undersheriff Don Barnes announces the endorsement of Supervisor Lisa Bartlett in his campaign for Sheriff. Supervisor Bartlett joins Supervisor Andrew Do and Supervisor Michelle Steel in endorsing Barnes in the election.
In her endorsement Supervisor Barlett said:
“I am pleased to endorse Don Barnes for Sheriff. Don has been an integral part of South County public safety for nearly three decades. As a Sergeant, Chief of Police Services and Commander he has had direct responsibility for law enforcement services in our communities.”
“Our Orange County communities, particularly the contract cities in my district face new and growing public safety challenges, like homelessness, behavioral health issues and an alarming drug crisis. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Don Barnes as an innovative law enforcement leader and I have full faith and confidence in him to take the reins of the department and confront these threats to public safety head on.”
“In his current role as Undersheriff, Don is continuing to implement innovative strategies to ensure our crime rates remain the lowest in the nation. Don Barnes is without a doubt the right person to be our next Sheriff.”
Undersheriff Barnes has nearly three decades of experience keeping Orange County residents safe since being hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1989. Since then Barnes has served at almost every level of the department eventually working his way up to be the Chief Operating Officer of the fifth largest Sheriff’s Department in the country in 2016. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has announced she will not seek another term as Sheriff and has endorsed Barnes.
Paid for by Don Barnes for Sheriff 2018
For Immediate Release
October 24, 2017
Contact: Dave Gilliard