Meet Alex Villanueva
Alex Villanueva is the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County, and he is the first Spanish-speaking sheriff in the county. In 2018, retired sheriff’s lieutenant Villanueva defeated incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonell, becoming the first to unseat the incumbent in over 100 years. Sheriff Villanueva also became the first Democratic Sheriff in LA County in almost 140 years.
Alex served our communities as a member of the LA Sheriff’s Department for almost 35 years before becoming Sheriff.
Career at LASD
From 2006-2010 Alex was an Adjunct Professor of criminal justice at California State University, Long Beach.
Sheriff Villanueva is married to retired LA County Sheriff Sergeant Vivian Villanueva.
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