Orange County, CA — The Lincoln Club of Orange County recently endorsed Don Barnes for Orange County Sheriff.
“The Lincoln Club is pleased to endorse Don Barnes for Sheriff. Undersheriff Barnes has the skill, experience and integrity needed to lead one of our nation’s largest law enforcement agencies,” said John Warner, President of the Lincoln Club of Orange County. “At a time when California faces numerous public safety challenges, Orange County needs a Sheriff with a proven record of law enforcement leadership. For three decades Don Barnes has demonstrated his ability to address criminal threats, lead responses to critical incidents, and responsibly manage public budgets. Don Barnes is the right person to serve as our next Sheriff.”
Don Barnes received over 265,000 votes in the June Primary, making him the top vote-getter with 49.4 percent of the vote. Barnes will face Duke Nguyen, an investigator with the Los Angeles County D.A.’s office, in the November run-off election.
Undersheriff Barnes has nearly three decades of experience in keeping Orange County residents safe since being hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1989. 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.
Barnes enjoys widespread bipartisan support and is the clear choice of the public safety community. He is endorsed by the current Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, and by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs among others.