Public Safety

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
Orange County Sheriff (Retired) Brad Gates
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas

Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros
Anaheim Police Chief (Retired) Raul Quezada
Beverly Hills Chief of Police (Retired) Dave Snowden
Costa Mesa Police Chief Robert Sharpnack
CSU Fullerton Police Chief Dennis DeMaio
Fountain Valley Chief of Police Kevin Childe
Fountain Valley Chief of Police (Retired) Elvin Miali
Fullerton Police Chief David Hendricks
Fullerton Police Chief (Retired) Patrick McKinley
Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin
Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy
Huntington Beach Police Chief (Retired) Earle Robitaille
Irvine Chief of Police Mike Hamel
La Habra Chief of Police Jerry Price
La Palma Police Chief Terry Kim
Los Alamitos Police Chief Eric Nunez
Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis, in his personal capacity
Orange Police Chief Tom Kisela
Placentia Police Chief Darin Lenyi
Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin
Santa Ana Police Chief (Retired) Paul Walters
Saddleback College Police Chief Pat Higa
Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Miller
Seal Beach Police Chief (Retired) Stacy Picascia
Tustin Police Chief Charlie Celano
Westminster Chief of Police Ralph Ornelas
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff and Retired Orange County Undersheriff John Scott

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs
Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys
Orange County Attorneys’ Association
Orange County Employees’ Association
Orange County Professional Firefighters’ Association
Crime Victims United
Orange County Crime Stoppers
Anaheim Police Officers’ Association
Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs
California Fraternal Order of Police
Garden Grove Police Officers’ Association
Huntington Beach Police Officers’ Association
Long Beach Police Officers’ Association
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Orange Police Officers’ Association
Riverside Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
Sacramento Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
San Francisco Police Officers’ Association
San Jose Police Officers’ Association
Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association
State Affiliated Cops
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

Sheriff Donny Youngblood, Kern County
Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino County
Sheriff Bill Gore, San Diego County
Sheriff Ian Parkinson, San Luis Obispo County
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, San Mateo County
Sheriff Geoff Dean, Ventura County

Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Adam Powell
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Mark Billings
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) John “JB” Davis
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Dr. John “Rocky” Hewitt
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Mike James
Orange County Assistant Sheriff & Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief (Retired) Mike Hillmann
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Jerry Krans
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Pete Gannon
Assistant Sheriff (Retired) Toni Bland

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley
Los Angeles County District Attorney (Retired) Steve Cooley


Apartment Association of Orange County
California Real Estate PAC
Lincoln Club of Orange County
New Majority California
Orange County Automobile Dealers Association
Orange County Business Council
Orange County Gun Owners’ Association
Orange County Register
Unites Parcel Service


Former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Evers
Scott Baugh, Past Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County
Patricia Wenskunas, CEO, Orange County Crime Survivors
Mike Hayde, CEO, Western National Group
Jim Allen, Allen Packaging
Dennis Assael, Assael Properties, LLC
Gregg Bouslog, Owner, On Target
TJ Fuentes, Fuentes Strategic Consulting Group, Inc.
John Ginger, J. Ginger Masonry
Frank Jao, Bridgecreek Development
Buck Johns, President, Inland Energy, Inc.
TJ Johnston, AllSafe Defense Systems
Dr. Reza Karkia, Commissioner (prior position), California Council on Criminal Justice
Lucky Lippa, Lippa Insurance
Robert Lotter, CEO, The Lotter Group
Tony Moiso, Chairman & CEO, Rancho Mission Viejo
Paul Musco, President, Gemini Industries, Inc.
Donna Porter, CEO, Premier Framing
Richard Reisman, OC Business Journal
Mario Rodriguez, Hispanic 100
Dr. Harvinder “Harry” Sahota, Cardiologist

Local Officials

California Board of Equalization
Chairwoman Diane Harkey

United States Congress
U.S. Representative Ken Calvert
U.S. Representative Darrell Issa
U.S. Representative Ed Royce
U.S. Representative Mimi Walters
U.S. Representative Paul Cook
U.S. Representative Mike McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security
U.S. Representative Lou Correa
U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher

California State Senate
Senator Pat Bates, Republican Leader
Senator Janet Nguyen
Senator Dick Ackerman (Retired)

California State Assembly
Assemblymember Phillip Chen
Assemblymember Matthew Harper
Assemblymember Tom Daly
Assemblymember Bill Brough
Assemblymember John Moorlach
Former Assemblymember Young Kim
Former Assemblymember Jim Silva

Orange County Supervisors
Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do
Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson
Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel
Supervisor William Steiner (Retired)

Orange County Auditor Controller
Eric Woolery

Orange County Assessor
Claude Parrish

Orange County Clerk Recorder
Hugh Nguyen

Orange County Board of Education
Trustee Mari Barke
Trustee Lisa Sparks

City of Aliso Viejo
Mayor Dave Harrington
Councilmember Mike Munzing

City of Anaheim
Mayor Tom Tait
Councilmember Kris Murray
Councilmember Lucille Kring

City of Brea
Councilmember Cecilia Hupp

City of Cerritos
Councilmember Naresh Solanki

City of Costa Mesa
Councilmember Jim Rigeheimer

City of Cypress
Mayor Pro Tem Stacy Berry

City of Dana Point
Mayor Pro Tem Joe Muller

City of Fountain Valley
Mayor Michael Vo
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Nagel
Councilmember Larry Crandall

City of Garden Grove
Mayor Steve Jones

City of Huntington Beach
Mayor Mike Posey
Mayor Pro Tem Erik Peterson
City Attorney Michael Gates
Councilmember Barbara Delgleize
Councilmember Lyn Semeta
Councilmember Billy O’Connell

City of Irvine
Mayor Don Wagner
Councilmember Jeff Lalloway
Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea

City of Laguna Hills
Mayor Melody Carruth
Councilmember Janine Heft

City of Laguna Niguel
Mayor Elaine Gennaway
Councilmember Linda Lindholm

City of La Habra
Mayor Tim Shaw
Councilmember Tom Beamish
Councilmember Jim Gomez

City of Lake Forest
Mayor Jim Gardner
Mayor Pro Tem Leah Basile
Councilmember Dwight Robinson
Councilmember Scott Voigts

City of Los Alamitos
Mayor Troy Edgar
Councilmember Shirley Hasselbrink

City of Mission Viejo
Mayor Ed Sachs
Mayor Pro Tem Greg Raths
Councilmember Trish Kelly

City of Newport Beach
Mayor Duffy Duffield
Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill
Councilmember Diane Dixon
Councilmember Jeff Herdman
Councilmember Kevin Muldoon
Councilmember Scott Peotter

City of Orange
Mayor Tita Smith
Mayor Pro Tem Mark Murphy
Councilmember Fred Whitaker

City of San Clemente
Mayor Tim Brown

City of San Juan Capistrano
Mayor Pro Tem Sergio Farias
Councilmember Pam Patterson

City of Santa Ana
Councilmember Juan Villegas

City of Stanton
Mayor David Shawver

City of Tustin
Mayor Al Murray
Councilmember Chuck Puckett
Councilmember Leticia Clark

City of Westminster
Mayor Tri Ta
Mayor Pro Tem Tyler Diep
Councilmember Kimberly Ho

City of Yorba Linda
Mayor Gene Hernandez
Councilmember Tara Campbell

Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees
Former President Anna Bryson

Municipal Water District of Orange County
Larry D. Dick

“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

"As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, I see first hand the complex nature of the security threats faced by our law enforcement leaders. Don Barnes has the necessary experience, skill and vision to combat these threats. Don will be an outstanding Sheriff for all the people of Orange County. He is a leader that will keep each one of us safe. I strongly endorse Don Barnes for Orange County Sheriff."

Lou Correa
Lou Correa U.S. Representative

"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

“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.”

Lisa Bartlett
Lisa Bartlett Orange County Supervisor

"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

"I am honored to offer my endorsement for Don Barnes for the next Sheriff of Orange County. Donald Barnes is the right choice in order to continue advancement of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department. As Assistant Sheriff, Don and I worked closely on many critical incidents that could have severely impacted Orange County. 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."

Michael R. Hillmann
Michael R. Hillmann Former OCSD Assistant Sheriff and LAPD Deputy Chief (Retired)