Endorsements

Endorsement list & quotes below

Unions

Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs – ALADS
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Professional Association (LASPA)
LA County FireFighters (IAFF Local 1041)
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (LA Labor Fed)
SEIU Local 721
SEIU Local 99
SEIU-United Service Workers West (USWW)
Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s (AOCDS)
Riverside Sheriffs’ Association
AFSCME District Council 36
United Steel Workers Local 675
United Steel Workers LA/OC Legislative Committee

Community Leaders

Dolores Huerta, American Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist
Eric C. Bauman, Chair, California Democratic Party
Chris Chahinian, Chair of Los Angeles County Armenian American Democrats
Darren W. Parker, African-American Caucus Chair, California Democratic Party
DJ Big Boy, Radio Host 92.3 FM
Rev. John Edward Cager III, Sr. Pastor Ward at AME Church
Rev. Melanie Mayes, Saint John Holy Trinity AME Church
Larry E. Campbell, Senior Pastor at the First AME Church of Pasadena
Pastor Boyd, First AME Church
Jack Zhao, EDI Media Host
Jasmyne Cannick, Journalist, Writer and Media Commentator

Organizations

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Leadership Action Fund (CHIRLA)
Latino Victory Fund
ACT Political Action Group
The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper
Random Lengths News

Elected Officials 

Kevin de León, California Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus
Jackie Goldberg, former California State Assembly Member, 45th District
Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Member of the California State Assembly and Chairman of the California State Assembly’s Select Committee on Boys and Men of Color
Gloria Molina, former 1st District Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Manuel Lozano, Mayor of City of Baldwin Park
MaryLou Howard, Mayor, Burbank (ret.)
Roy Francis, Mayor, City of La Habra Heights
Jacque Robinson, Vice Mayor of Pasadena (ret.)
Carey Klingfus, Councilmember, City of La Habra Heights
Denise Diaz, Councilmember, City of South Gate
Eddie De La Riva, Councilmember, City of Maywood
Jeannine Pearce, Long Beach Councilmember
Nestor Enrique Valencia, Councilmember, City of Bell
Norm Zezula, Councilmember, City of La Habra Heights
Roberto Uranga, Long Beach Councilmember
Salvador Alatorre, City of Lynwood Councilmember
Tonia Reyes Uranga, Long Beach Councilmember (ret.)
Gabriel Buelna, Board Member,  Los Angeles Community College District
Steve Veres, Board Member, Los Angeles Community College District
Sandra Salazar, Trustee, Cerritos Community College
Micah Ali, Compton Unified School Board Member
Oscar De La Torre, At-large Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Board of Education
Barbara Contreras Rapisarda, Director, Pico Water District Board of Director
Phillip Chen, Assemblymember 55th District
Rubio Gonzalez, Vice Mayor city of Pomona
John Perez, California Assembly Speaker Emeritus

Democratic Organizations

Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Los Angeles County Young Democrats
Chicano Latino Caucus, California Democratic Party
Armenians for Democratic Action, Southern California Chapter
Arroyo Democratic Club
Avance Democratic Club
Beach Cities Democratic Club
Burbank Democratic Club
Canada / Crescenta Democratic Club
Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of Los Angeles County
Culver City Democratic Club
Democratic Alliance for Action, Santa Clarita
Democrats for Neighborhood Action (DNA)
Democrats of Pasadena Foothills
East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD)
Feel the Bern Club of Los Angeles County
Foothill Community Democrats
Heart of LA Democratic Club
Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club
Miracle Mile Democratic Club
Northeast Los Angeles Democratic Club
North Valley Democratic Club
Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
Progressive Democratic Club
Rio Hondo Democratic Club
San Pedro Democratic Club
San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
Santa Clarita Democratic Alliance for Action
Santa Monica Democratic Club
South Los Angeles Democratic Club
Southeast Los Angeles Democratic Club
Stonewall Democratic Club
Torrance Democratic Club
Tri Counties Democratic Club
United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley
United Progressives of the San Fernando Valley
Walnut Valley Young Democrats
West Hollywood Beverly Hills Democratic Club
West L.A. Democratic Club
Westchester Playa Democratic Club
Yes We Can, Democratic Club

Personal

Daniel Andalon – Community Advocate, North East Los Angeles
Ron Birnbaum, MD, 51st Assembly District former candidate
Ray Cordova, Chair Sounty County Labor, AFL-CIO *Title and Organization for ID purposes only
Martin Flores, Community Advocate & Organizer
Michael Hughes, La Habra Heights Resident  Community Activist
Roberth Leahy, President, Los Angeles County Veterans Democratic Club
2nd Vice Chair, Veterans Caucus of the California Democratic Party.
John Loew, Los Angeles County Deputy Assessor
Elise Moore, City of Sherman Oaks
Lenora Perri
Paula Ramirez, Community Activist
Erik Rodriguez


“Villanueva’s track record demonstrates an ability to initiate reform while staying acutely connected to the needs and experiences of deputies. His impressive primary election campaign gave further evidence of his ability to raise morale, inspire deputies, and truly represent those he wishes to serve. For all these reasons, we stand behind Villanueva in his candidacy for Los Angeles County Sheriff.” – Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)

“Alex is committed to changing the culture of the LA County Sheriff’s department to make it more inclusive, and make sure its deputies reflect the incredible diversity we’ve cultivated in Los Angeles. It’s time for Alex Villanueva to take the helm in order to reform, rebuild, and restore the los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.” – Kevin de Leon, California State Senate President Pro Tem Emeritus 

“I am proud to add my name and support to your Candidacy- I recognize the importance of this race and encourage everyone to Vote Villanueva June 5!” – Gloria Molina

“Alex Villanueva is the Democratic Party’s choice for Sheriff to spearhead a new era of progressive, all inclusive, transparent community policing throughout the County of Los Angeles. Alex will assure all people are protected under the law regardless of citizenship status. He is a lifelong Democrat, a Veteran, has spent his career fighting corruption within the Sheriff’s Department, and would be the first elected Democratic Sheriff in 138 Years. It’s time for change. On June 5th, vote for Alex Villanueva for Los Angeles County Sheriff.” – Eric Bauman, Chair, California Democratic Party

“In an era when our communities are under attack by the Trump administration, we need a Sheriff that will stand up to him, not fraternize with him. Alex Villanueva will be that kind of Sheriff for Los Angeles County. That’s why I endorse Alex and I urge you to vote for him on June 5th.” – Dolores Huerta

“Our nation was built on immigrants and their labor. We are proud to endorse a candidate who will represent the needs of all of our communities regardless of of immigration status. Together we can make a difference in the lives of immigrants.” – Angelica Salas, Board of Directors Chair CHILRA

“Alex Villanueva will be an excellent Sheriff who will be proud to bring good Democratic progressive policies to the County Sheriff’s Office. Alex has shown that he shares Democratic Party Values and will be accountable to every man, woman, and child who relies on the Sheriff’s tradition of service. The Democratic Party is proud to endorse Mr. Villanueva.” – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair, Mark Gonzalez

“The issues addressed by the Chicano Latino Caucus are the issues of California. Yesterday, the Chicano Latino Caucus voted to recommend the CDP endorse Alex as well. We need to adopt comprehensive immigration reform. We need leaders that will ensure the rights of all are protected, while ethically and morally enforcing the rule of Law. The person holding the office of the Los Angeles County Sheriff is crucial at this time in our history not only for Latinos but all residents of Los Angeles County. Alex Villanueva will make this a top priority, please join me in supporting his efforts to restore integrity to the Office of the Sheriff.” – Carlos Alcala, Chair-Chicano Latino Democratic Caucus

“More than ever, we need local law enforcement officials to work with the communities they serve and treat them with respect. The incumbent candidate for sheriff proved to everyone that he stands for division and the scapegoating of immigrants when he attempted to work with Trump to resist SB54 and make it easier to increase deportations in California. We feel his actions, combined with the positive track record of Lt. Alex Villanueva, make it clear who the superior candidate is.” SEIU-USWW President, David Huerta

“EAPD members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Alex Villanueva because he is ready to bring honest, capable, reform-driven leadership to the Sheriff’s Department. Alex is a veteran, proven public servant, and Democrat whom all Angelenos can trust to do the job of directing county law enforcement staff and resources smartly, humanely, and with accountability to our diverse communities. On June 5, and then again November 6, choose Alex Villanueva.” – Hans Johnson, President of East Area Progressive Democrats, LA County’s largest Democratic Club, more than 800 members strong

“We are thrilled to be supporting a candidate for Sheriff who shares our values.” – Richard Matthews, President, North Valley Democratic Club

“We believe that Alex Villanueva is the progressive candidate who will be committed to bringing greater transparency, accountability, and higher standards to the office of LA County Sheriff. His commitment to elevating the interests of our diverse communities will help build trust between our police force and communities throughout LA County. We are confident that he will ensure we have a well resourced, well trained police force, while working towards a criminal justice system that works for everyone.” – Rio Hondo Democratic Club

“We’re proud to have endorsed Alex Villanueva​ for LA County Sheriff. With over three decades of law enforcement experience, we are confident that Alex Villanueva has the right combination of experience and forward thinking vision to help reform the County Sheriff’s Department. Alex is the right person to lead in initiating real and impactful change in regards to community policing, transparent and meaningful civilian oversight, and corruption in the County Sheriff’s Department.” – San Fernando Valley Young Democrats

“We are proud to stand with Alex Villanueva for Sheriff at a time when progressive leadership in the law enforcement community is sorely needed, given the record of the current Sheriff’s Department. Alex understands that respecting the rights and humanity of all residents while enforcing the laws is the only way to truly keep our marginalized communities safe.” – Jon Katz, President, Santa Monica Democratic Club

“Stonewall is proud to stand with Alex Villanueva, a true reformer, who will bring his considerable talents and experience to a department sorely in need of change. We are confident that Alex is the man to finally break the more than a century old Republican stranglehold on the office.” – Lester Aponte, Stonewall Democratic Club President

“We believe that Alex Villanueva is the right person to reform, rebuild and restore the reputation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.” – Jimmy Gow, President, Torrance Democratic Club

“We are proud to endorse Alex Villanueva for Los Angeles County Sheriff. With Alex’s years of experience in law enforcement, we know he will keep the Walnut Valley area safe while ensuring our rights are protected.” – Gabriel Alfaro, Walnut Valley Young Democrats President

Alex Villanueva is the clear choice for democrats and progressives in this years race for LA county Sheriff.” – Ron Birnbaum

“On very rare occasions I will lend my endorsement and on this occasion I lend it to a very rare individual who exemplifies Honor, Trust and Decency.” – Ray Cordova

“As a life long community advocate, marching along side greats like Dolores Huerta for change and empowerment of the Latino Communities, I personally challenge you to Vote a Sheriff into office who understands the complexities of immigration law and possesses the education, heart, and integrity to provoke change within the LASD and LA County. Please use your voice and vote to help elect Alex Villanueva as our next LA County Sheriff.” – Martin Flores

“The rhetoric of being ‘tough on crime’ has not delivered the safety we deserve. Alex represents the new ‘smart on crime’ approach that will restore the public’s trust in the LA County Sheriff’s Department.” – Oscar De La Torre At-large Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Board of Education

“After meeting with Alex Villanueva, we discussed a wide range of the responsibilities and the challenges today in criminal justice and what we need to do moving forward in criminal justice reform. I have absolutely no doubt that Mr. Villanueva is absolutely the right person for the job of Los Angeles County Sheriff. He wants to build a community between the Officers and the public by assigning officers to stay in a single community instead of being constantly moved around the entire county day-to-day. The mission here is restoring the trust of the people, I believe Mr. Villanueva has some great ideas that will go along ways to achieving this mission.” – Robert Leahy

“As the underdog LA County Assessor candidate with 29 years as a Deputy Assessor, running against incumbent Jeffrey Prang, I know exactly why Alex is running. Alex knows the Sheriffs department inside and out! He’s got my vote, and I’m telling everyone I met ‘vote for Villanueva!'” – John Loew

“As a criminal justice advocate, I know how important it is to have a dedicated, honorable and sincere leaders in the law enforcement community. When I met Alex, I asked him many tough questions, questions that most elected officials would avoid, but Alex was thoughtful and specific. He did not shy away from these complicated topics, instead he remained engaged and compassionate. LA needs a Sheriff with moral fiber, not moral flexibility. Someone who understands equity, not just equality. Someone who isn’t afraid to stand up and speak out. LA needs Alex Villanueva.” – Elise Moore

“Alex is a man of integrity, honor, intelligence, faith, a man of his word, hard working, respected and can get the job done.” – Lenora Perri

“He’s the leader we need at this important time in Los Angeles County.” – Erik Rodriguez

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