ALADS Endorses Alex Villanueva

From the Los Angeles Times:

L.A. County deputies union endorses Alex Villanueva for sheriff, boosting upset bid against Jim McDonnell


Retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, left, debates Sheriff Jim McDonnell on July 23. The union representing sheriff's deputies has endorsed Villanueva. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

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The union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies announced its endorsement Wednesday of upstart candidate Alex Villanueva, boosting his bid to upset Sheriff Jim McDonnell in a November runoff election.

Runoffs are rare in sheriff’s races, with incumbents usually enjoying sizable advantages in funding and name recognition. But Villanueva won 33% of the vote in the June primary while McDonnell fell short of the majority he needed to avoid a runoff in the nonpartisan race. McDonnell, a former high-ranking member of the Los Angeles Police Department and ex-Long Beach police chief, won 48% of the vote."

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Posted on 08 Aug 2018, 14:10 - Category: news



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LA Times: Historic Election Shock

Check out this new article from the LA Times by Maya Lau:

"Few, if anyone, expected Alex Villanueva to make Los Angeles County election history.

The part-owner of a CrossFit gym was taking on Sheriff Jim McDonnell, one of the area’s most powerful local law enforcement figures who was elected four years ago by a landslide.

Villanueva had no professional campaign consultant, virtually no money and little name recognition.

But the retired sheriff’s lieutenant accomplished what political observers thought was nearly impossible: He forced the incumbent sheriff into a runoff, an event that’s happened only four times in the last century."

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